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    Montreal Television Coverage in USA -Fed Tonight

    I don't think ESPN is showing it...I think ESPN and other networks buy the rights and don't show the matches.
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    Montreal Television Coverage in USA -Fed Tonight

    Anyone know if the Federer match will be shown on TV tonight?
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    Absolutely NO fan of Nadal, but..

    French Open Is Different Than Other Slams All the top players cycle between Lenglen and Chartrier. There is not much difference between the courts physically though Chartrier holds about 25% to 30% more people. Also, fans cannot have a ticket for both courts (unless you buy 2 separate...
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    Greatest Players Ever -Top 5: New List

    Agassi wasn't any luckier than any other player, whether it is a draw, line call, rain delays that come in the nick-of-time, injuries (Philipoussis v Sampras at Wimbledon), framed shots, led courts, schedule changes...etc... These things affect all players equally over the long-haul. I guess...
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    Greatest Players Ever -Top 5: New List

    Answer Isn't Sampras The answer to all these questions isn't Sampras. Agassi focused on what was important winning: WINNING ALL THE TOURNAMENTS. His accomplishments are even more amazing given your point 2 above, in that Agassi took about 2 years off from pro tennis in the mid 90's at the...
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    Greatest Players Ever -Top 5: New List

    Aassi By The Numbers So let me see if I understand everyone's comments about Agassi and see if I can make sense of them: 1. Agassi got lucky to win 8 Grand Slams 2. Agassi got lucky that he won each Grand Slam on all 4 surfaces 3. Agassi got lucky he won the Gold Medal 4. Agassi got...
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    Greatest Players Ever -Top 5: New List

    Agassi won all 4 slams. Mc won 2, connors, lendl, sampras, fed, rafa won 3. In 95 agassi had to play 2 to 3 more matches after US Open to finish year at #1. He didn't play bc he didn't care about #1 ranking year end. If you ask any of the top guys, they care more about winning slams than being...
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    Greatest Players Ever -Top 5: New List

    Agassi is the clear GOAT. Won all 4 GS titles and Gold Medal and in '99 to '00 went 27-1 I 4 GS in a row (losing final to Sampras). He has the most complete win career record in modern open tennis history. All other players would want to win all 4 GS tournies.
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    Greatest Players Ever -Top 5: New List

    So, if I understand what you're saying, Agassi beating Becker (prob the best player at Wimbledon at that time for the past 8 years) was a real accomplishment by agassi??? I think you need to go back and watch some Agassi matches from the past. He wom everything, beat all the best players...
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    Greatest Players Ever -Top 5: New List

    agassi not lucky at wimbledon Agassi beat Becker and McEnroe enroute to his 1992 Wimbledon win.
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    Will Nadal win the Calendar year grand slam?

    Nadal has the best chance of anyone in a long long time. Last time there was someone who could have won everything was Agassi to win 4 in a row, but not same calendar year. I think if Nadal stays healthy and doesn't run into someone playing the match of their life (i.e. Youzny at US Open...
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    Will Federer be an underachiever if he doesn't win more Slams than Sampras?

    Fed will be below Sampras if he doesn't win more slams...that is for sure. He will also be below Agassi and Laver if he never wins the French. Personally, if Fed doesn't win Wimbledon this year, he will never win another Grand Slam tourny. Nadal, Murray, and Djokovic all have his number on...
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    Greatest Players Ever -Top 5: New List

    I am talking about the Open Era. Laver won THE Grand Slam in 1969 when 3 of the 4 GS were on Grass. Agassi 1999 -2000: Won French 99, Finals Wimbledon 99, Won US Open 99, and Won Australian Open 2000. I guess you're right that Agassi wasn't really dominant for those 12 months...he won 3 of...
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    Greatest Players Ever -Top 5: New List

    1999 to 2000: Agassi played in the final of all 4 Grand Slams in a row (French 1999 to 2000 Australian), winning (3 of the 4) all except Wimbledon which he lost to Sampras. He had potential during this streak to pull off a Navratilova & Williams slam. It is the closest anyone except Fed has...
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    Greatest Players Ever -Top 5: New List

    Agassi won all 4 Grand Slams...No other player has done that in the modern era... How can you rate Fed, Sampras, Borg, Connors, Mac, Wilander, etc. ahead of Agassi when they don't have all 4 Grand Slams won. I guarantee that if you told Connors he could have a career grand slam if he had to...
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