How do Nadal and Agassi matchup

Actually yes, if not more. Did you read his book? The guy was made into a tennis robot by his father. But so many problems with the hair, women, etc etc caused his demise. I'm not saying he would have had the better H2H with Sampras, but definitely would have had more slams to his name.

No I didnt read his book. I was going to but I heard from some friends it was not very good, alot of bitterness and pent up anger and I wasnt sure reading a hundred pages of that was worthwhile. Given what you are saying that sounds pretty much on the mark.

Does he talk about Sampras much in the book? Also does he talk about Bolleteiri much.
 

drakulie

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Interesting. You think Agassi was as naturally talented as Sampras?

Lets put it this way, Sampras was 150% dedicated to his career, and being the "best". Agassi was a no show for most of his career, and still mangaed to beat Sampras 14 times, and 9 times in finals. He also out-performed Sampras in half the slams (AO and FO).

Now, imagine if he were to be as dedicated as Sampras.
 
Lets put it this way, Sampras was 150% dedicated to his career, and being the "best". Agassi was a no show for most of his career, and still mangaed to beat Sampras 14 times, and 9 times in finals. He also out-performed Sampras in half the slams (AO and FO).

Now, imagine if he were to be as dedicated as Sampras.

It is an interesting thing to wonder for sure. One big advantage Sampras had going for him was that serve though. Agassi even as he was probably would have won alot more of their matches without Sampras having the greatest serve ever. And even if Agassi were more commited and even better than he was that serve would still be hard to get past on faster surfaces.

Federer and Nadal are both probably lucky not to face that serve at Wimbledon and the U.S Open too.
 
No I didnt read his book. I was going to but I heard from some friends it was not very good, alot of bitterness and pent up anger and I wasnt sure reading a hundred pages of that was worthwhile. Given what you are saying that sounds pretty much on the mark.

Does he talk about Sampras much in the book? Also does he talk about Bolleteiri much.

Yeah he talks about both a lot. Get the audio book if you don't want to read it. He is bitter and angry to be sure. But that doesn't change how talented he was.
 
Yeah he talks about both a lot. Get the audio book if you don't want to read it. He is bitter and angry to be sure. But that doesn't change how talented he was.

He might well have had good reason to be. It sounds like his father almost wanted to live his own dreams through his kids which is never fair. And Bolleteiri was a major d0uche in the 90s according to nearly all his former players. As for the fellow tour players there was a diverse bunch in the 90s, but there were definitely some personality conflicts.
 
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