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Old 01-03-2013, 09:13 AM   #110
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agassi played superb to win that wimbledon in 92

playing from the baseline then just wasn't done. nowadays, everyone does

02 wimbledon was a sign of things to come

but one wimbledon is just right for him. he skipped it on multiple occasions, and was never a threat for the title there, except in 99

but then, that was momentum off his great run

grass was his worst surface, and he was not a natural clay court player either. those early 90s finals at RG are misleading

even when he won in 99, he had his luck with that (you get the good and bad throughout a career), he won playing hard court tennis

oh, and if anyone is wondering how nadal-agassi would go on 90s grass, nadal would edge it. why?

we already saw it in 06. old agassi, young nadal (but not baby nadal, though he was strictly clay at that point)

because of that lefty spin serve out wide and retrieving every ball

against a sampras, no, nadal would lose on 90s grass. but against an agassi, who hits flat, dictates from the baseline, prefers facing players with flat shots and power than players with lots of topspin on their shots...

in short, nadal's superior athleticism would move agassi around

agassi is not a great mover

nadal's spinny shots is the opposite of what agassi liked to play

agassi is then forced out his comfort zone to serve and volley, nadal retrieves and passes, even on 90s grass

however, make no mistake, at the AO and US, agassi would have the last laugh over nadal. those flat shots on hard court are exactly what nadal hates
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