Federer - Agassi Us Open 2005 HD final

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JRAJ1988

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Agassi at 35 was something to behold, pushing Goaterer was hard enough back in those days.
 

Krish872007

G.O.A.T.
That's the video I was looking for! Only found clips in astronomically high quality, but this is fantastic - well done OP!
 

StannisTheMannis

Hall of Fame
Dang Look at Old man Agassi pushing prime federer like that. Prime Agassi would have destroyed Fed. Right TT? Dont be hypocrites now.
 

Aretium

Hall of Fame
Are people being serious, are they actually saying Fed's forehand is better now? His forehand is a floating placement shot now, he rarely flattens it out.

It is a different game now though.
 

Krish872007

G.O.A.T.
Dang Look at Old man Agassi pushing prime federer like that. Prime Agassi would have destroyed Fed. Right TT? Dont be hypocrites now.
Oh yeah, for sure. Agassi had it tough having to compete with the Top Man of the Open Era. King Pete & Co would take care of Fedex(it) and these other clowns
 

Krish872007

G.O.A.T.
Worth noting that the crowd was probably 90% in favour of Andre at that time - took a while for them to warm to Federer considering the number of times he played American opponents in his best years.​
 

bjsnider

Hall of Fame
Mac's definition of good movement, in relation to Agassi, or anyone, would be so inappropriate now, it would have to be called bad movement. The game's changed since 2005 to that extent, at least.
 

uliks

Banned
Mac's definition of good movement, in relation to Agassi, or anyone, would be so inappropriate now, it would have to be called bad movement. The game's changed since 2005 to that extent, at least.
Agassi is like sitting duck at the baseline... No lateral movements, very poor defensively alltogheter... His returns are goatesque, OTOH..
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
Agassi wasn't even moving badly in that match until the 4th set...

He wasn't moving as well as in his prime but hardly bad compared to some of the guys around the top 10.
 

Bertie B

Professional
Had Agassi been using the POG, he would've won.
Nah, Agassi wasn't playing to win. I remember it like yesterday. This is why I'm so concerned about Rafa going into 2016. The planets will be aligned for him next year and if he's not keen on adding to his slam count and possible #1 ranking none of it will happen. He must want it and believe he will get it first, then comes everything else...back to Andre Agassi.

Between the 2000 Wimbledon and 2002 USO when Sampras was clearly struggling he was asked, "Pete [you're struggling], what motivates you to keep playing and making the sacrifices of a top athlete given all you're achieved in the game. You could retire today and be considered the GOAT. What keeps you going?"

Pete Sampras: I want to win one more grand slam before I retire!

2003 WTF was the first time Andre's best wasn't enough to beat an opponent. In this tournament he defeated Ferrero to avenge the USO loss, Federer however, was different. By 2004 his age was starting to show big time. Same question was asked of Andre that they asked Sampras, what motivates you to keep going.

Andre Agassi: I would like to put myself in a position where I could challenge...

Note the difference in the two answers. Sampras was playing to win. Agassi was playing to challenge the best. In the end there was Sampras winning the USO. And Agassi giving the very best a strong challenge.

In the past Rafa has been heard saying 14 slams is enough. Dear Rafa, take it back! Please go on the record and tell how the drive to succeed still burns bright. And that you're still hungry to win more slams. True, you're not as single minded as before, but ultimately you're playing to win more grand slam titles.
 
That was a massacre...

Interesting to see how the crowed supported Agassi, and almost nothing for Federer. Time (and People) changes... :D
 

Garhi Shot First

Hall of Fame
Thank you for this, OP. :) I hope people can set aside fan politics once in a while and just appreciate the performances of these all-time great players who have remained strong contenders for the biggest titles years after their physical prime. Andre here, Connors before, Federer now, others before, and others after. It's amazing what they accomplish, and it's why their names linger in history as ATGs of the sport.
 

90's Clay

Banned
It reminds me of today.. Players in the mid 30s having to pick up the slack for the players who are supposed to be in their primes
 
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Deleted member 307496

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Haven't I told you that you shouldn't be giving your opinions to anyone? Nobody wants to read garbage. Reading your stuff is insulting our eyes and brain. Please don't continue to insult them.
I don't think I can insult your brain, as it's nearly non existent.
 

metsman

G.O.A.T.
do you have similar quality for the 2006 final? Really am on the lookout for HD footage of that one too. You can see the ball on the existing youtube clips but it is far from HD.
 
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