Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Tyrus, Oct 27, 2009.
Don't really know what to say.
Chrystal meth?? Isnt that a heavy drug???
He also used steroids, that flew under the radar as well.
And we'll still think he was awesome.
Its a 24 hour, drool on urself drug. I knew a few people in college who did it, they didnt move.
I see, during his off-year on tour...
If that's what they were doing - sitting and drooling on themselves - they sure as he11 weren't doing meth. That's not the effect at all. They would be much more likely to be cleaning the kitchen floors non-stop. It's speed.
no.. I think there has been a misunderstanding. He shoud have been on that stuff, when he said this :
Just about the worst. He's lucky he didn't get completely addicted.
I see, im not familiar with that stuff, and im proud of that.
That was the brooke shields hollywood era of Agassi, the only one i didnt enjoy...:?
is this when?
Nooo, Agassi was 27 in 1997, this picture is 1990-1992 id say...
Ooh, I wonder what Steffi thinks. Of course she's probably known for yonks.
Steffi used to be horrible back in the days, one time in 1987 she was waiting for a cab in Hamburg, the cab was 5 minutes late due to heavy traffic and Steffi got him fired ...:-?
Btw, what is "yonks"?
The article says Agassi did not win a major in '97. Well, that's true. But it should be noted that '97 was actually the ultimate low point of Agassi's career, IIRC he slipped out of Top 100 that year and played a very small number of matches.
What!!! Will he not lose titles over that?
I don't think he won any in '97 so......
Teenage Steffi was quite stern. She seems so warm and lovely now though.
'Yonks' just means years basically. But you wouldn't say '5 yonks' instead of '5 years', that doesn't really sound right. You just say 'yonks' on its own to imply a long time.
More importantly that's his original Donnay Pro One and it has a 16x19 string pattern!
I was told it was 18x20, but it is clearly a 16x19!
interesting...was he taking it when he was seeing Barbara Streisand? that would explain a lot!
seriously, others did far worse, far more serious stuff in the late 70's (Borg, Vitas, etc.)...big party scenes, no?
I think the obsession in sports over what are recreational drugs is pretty ridiculous...
Yet, in some sports, baseball for instance, they can down steroids for years (obvious to all), then suddenly come to a shocking conclusion of "oh my, these guys are on roids!"
In looking at Nadal, one does have to question the change in his physical appearance....did he or didn't he?
But, other than drugs that would provide a performance advantage, does any one really care much about the other stuff? I don't...it's their business, their money, their lives...
Little more info
this is why i like you... you have very focal priorities...
now... where is VSBabolat where we need him...
Proof positive that the ATP has a double standard in the enforcement of their drug policy, a popular GS winner gets his positive test thrown out because it would hurt the ATP, just as much as it would hurt the player. Makes you wonder.
Wow. Idk what to say.
This definetely makes Drakulie's theory about Nadal interesting....
You are 100% right. And not only ATP. How about promoters. They will loose $1000's ans $1000's of $$. They have no problem to buy test what ever it will cost, just to keep their players to make more money for them.
Great publicity for his new book, I wonder how many more copies he will sell as a result?.
Seems a good ploy, take drugs without anyone knowing while playing tennis and make lots of money, then make lots more money writing books about it in retirement.
Although in this case it wasn't 'roids or performance enhancing substances so perhaps it's not so bad, good job he wasn't a professional sports house cleaner or the meth definitely would have been a problem (not sure house cleaning is a sport though, yet.)
Guess Ted Robinson was right, the Agassi auto-biography is very revealing.
Holy crap, he looks like a Sasquatch!
Great News. Thanks for posting. Way to go Andre!
Even after admitting to using meth, would that kind of drug effect his game positively. 1997 was a year when Agassi hit rock bottom in rankings so maybe that had something to do with it. He probably felt down and out that year that he wanted to experiment with drugs. Agassi is still one of the best players, there are probably more players out there who has done drugs but never came out and admitted it, I respect what Agassi did.
I hope some young talents don't follow in his footsteps. :shock:
But he never experimented with lead on a kPS88
I highly doubt there was as much testing done in 1997 as there is now.
Who cares? Why do you care? Why should I care?
He is trying to sell a book.. He is no longer relevant, so I could care less if he smoked grass clippings from his lawn mower...
Its kinda like Sampras turning up late to the Wimbledon final.. With all the money in the world, there is no excuse for being late. So why was he.. Because he wanted to make an entrance and be noticed..
Its just a shame these guys cant let go some times..
LMAO, that's just excellent.
Why would he use meth, surely he had enough for coke.
Meth is not a performance enhancer. I mean, its an amphetamine and all, but you'd be an idiot to try any sort of match play or training while on it.
I love your sig, just priceless
And also, i thought meth was the "poor mans" drugs?
I'm soooo disappointed .. made me sad for sure to learn of this!
Was Jodie Sweetin his dealer?
I'm really looking forward to this book. Not so much for the revelation of his crystal meth use (which is sort of a big deal). But more so just for his inside info about life on tour, impressions of other players, and whatever "stories" he may tell.
I forgot this was about to come out. Should be interesting.
Agassi was lost in 1997, out of motivation, of course someone as rich as him is gonna make one wrong move in his life- i love Andre though and will always do.
One of the greatest ever, noone is questioning Maradonas greatness even though he snorted 10 million USD right up his nose
Oh my!!!!! Glad he's cleaned up.
It is, which makes this revelation even more baffling.
When I think of the drug most likely to be used by super rich bored guys, I think of coke.
When I think of the drug most likely to be used by someone on welfare, I think of crystal meth(which often causes teeth to fall out after prolonged use)
My thoughts exactly, thanx.
Testing is a complete joke, now and back than, the world anti-doping agency which administers the testing for the ATP allows a 4-1 Testosterone / Epitestosterone ratio before they raise any concerns.
For the general public the normal ratio is 1-1 and rarely more than 2-1, they
are pretty much allowing doping to occur.
Thanks, I think
Yeah, I'm hoping VSBabolat will be able to say. I thought he used a 16x19 string pattern in his early Donnay Pro One, and that photo proved it!
But I was told he used 18x20 in it, so I'd like to know which is correct? And if the photo was unusual or his usual set up in those days!
What's the big deal? Why would you lose respect for him because of that? He was living a party lifestyle, tried some bad stuff, didn't get addicted, moved on with his life. Great job Andre.
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