Originally Posted by corners
Agassi himself said, just a week ago, that he would have to fight to be #5 right now. And you guys are debating this? Why not just believe the player himself?
See the bold part below.
Apparently, Agassi has devoted his post tennis life to taking digs at Sampras under the guise of praising other players for their greatness.
I hear that he pays out of pocket to have subliminal messages inserted into tennis advertisements that attempt to rob Sampras of his glory.
Please put on your aluminum hats before it is too late.
Originally Posted by pjonesy
I tend to agree with this assessment. If Agassi could blend his early career shotmaking with his late career fitness, consistency and percentage tennis, maybe #2 or#3. However, he beats none of them on clay. Honestly, AO and US Open are probably his best chances to compete. US summer HC season would be the meat of Agassi's season. Similar to Roddick.
Agassi loves to blow smoke up these guys asses. Just to avoid giving Sampras his just due. Sure, they are the 4 fittest, fastest, most athletic pattern baseliners the game has ever seen. But their skill level and competitive desire is not above the champions of the past. They've perfected the baseline game and raised the bar on stamina and athleticism in tennis.
Djokovic would be the most difficult for Agassi. Djokovic is sort of like a blend of Lendl and Kafelnikov/Safin, IMO. Agassi would need all his weapons and a bag full of tricks for pull this off. Agassi played Nadal and Federer competitively as an old man. You can imagine he could give them all they want, in his prime.
How do you guys think Agassi matches up with Murray?