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Sunday, September 3, 2006

Goodbye Andre, and thanks for 21 years




Flushing NY--

Despite the sunny skies it was a gloomy day in Arthur Ashe stadium as Andre Agassi couldn't find the magic of his previous two matches there and fell to 2004 NCAA champion Benjamin Becker 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-4, 7-5.

As Marcos Baghdatis so eloquently put it on Thursday night, there aren't words to describe what he's meant to tennis. So here are two pictures, one from today and one from his appearance in Kalamazoo in 1985.


9 comments:

steve forman said...

Thanks for all the great matches andre

terri said...

Thanks for 21 years of great memories Andre !
You will never be duplicated ! God bless you , and your beautiful family ! We hope to see
Jaden and Jaz at the Open someday ! " Image Is Not Everything , Humanity Is " You will be missed !

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know exactly what Andre Aggassi's lineage is? I've been wondering for a long time.
thanks

steve s said...

Father is from Iran, Mother is American.

tennismom said...

I cried along with you Andre...It was a sad day at the Open.

5.0 Player said...

To elaborate further on Steve's answer to the question regarding Agassi's lineage, I will be more specific. While it is true that Andre's father, Mike Agassi, is "from Iran", he is ethnically Armenian. His original name was "Emanuel Agassian" which was shortened.

To be even more specific, Mike Agassi was an Armenian Christian living in Iran, so he was not treated well in that country which is one reason that he moved to the U.S. as an adult.

Anonymous said...

Obviously you have a problem with Andre Agassi being from Iran.

Anonymous said...

*iranian

Big server said...

Damn he was good. I was able to see one of his old matches the other day on the Tennis Channel vs. Sampras. Those were the good old days. It's nice now because Tennis Channel has Agassi August running right now with all of his old matches so I can still see him play :) You should check it out.