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Cam'ron Giles
Sep 7th, 2002, 07:13 PM
Would be wonderful for American Mens tennis. Two "old timers" battling it out in the biggest grand slam of them all...GO ANDRE, beat the Aussie's ass...:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Jovon
Sep 7th, 2002, 07:23 PM
Oh I so want Andre to beat that &&*%&*%%&! Goooooo Andre!

It would be great to see an ALL AMERICAN Pete and Andre/Venus and Serena US Open Final.

Cam'ron Giles
Sep 7th, 2002, 07:28 PM
Originally posted by Jovon
Oh I so want Andre to beat that &&*%&*%%&! Goooooo Andre!

It would be great to see an ALL AMERICAN Pete and Andre/Venus and Serena US Open Final.


Whoooohooooooo, go Pete and Andre....

Shuji Shuriken
Sep 7th, 2002, 07:32 PM
I really want a Pete and Andre with Pete winning. C'mon...Pete needs a title really bad. And he needs this one to retire. C'mon Pete...this is your retirement bonus...take it. I like Agassi way more than Pete mind you, but I feel sorry for Pete these days.

per4ever
Sep 7th, 2002, 07:32 PM
Originally posted by Freethinker82
Would be wonderful for American Mens tennis. Two "old timers" battling it out in the biggest grand slam of them all...GO ANDRE, beat the Aussie's ass...:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I don't agree on 'biggest grand slam' but..I agree on everything else!!!!!!!!!

GO ANDRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jovon
Sep 7th, 2002, 07:37 PM
Andre takes the first two sets and is up 2-0 in the third. :bounce:

JonBcn
Sep 7th, 2002, 08:22 PM
Just for old times sake, I'd love to see it. But the Potato is slowly turning it round against Agassi...

Jovon
Sep 7th, 2002, 09:12 PM
Andre WON. Yes! Go Andre beat Pete!!!!!


WOW All American Finals!!!!!:eek:

Deira
Sep 7th, 2002, 09:18 PM
Congratulation Andre, now lay the smack down on Petey. It's yours 'dre - take it :)

Tennis Fool
Sep 7th, 2002, 09:20 PM
Would be wonderful for American Mens tennis. Two "old timers" battling it out in the biggest grand slam of them all...
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No, because who's behind them???

Hulet
Sep 7th, 2002, 09:20 PM
LOL - look how deep ATP is with two old timers making it to a slam final.

Anyways, I like both andre and pete, and feel like this will be the last time they will make it too the final. SO, I don't know who to root for this time. :confused:

Well, Let the better player win.

Brian Stewart
Sep 7th, 2002, 09:30 PM
Hmm, going by what the tennis press has been saying, then they would have to say this match is bad for tennis. After all, one of their knocks against a Williams/Williams final is that the crowd doesn't know who to root for; they can't take sides.

Well, as I recall from last year's USO, the crowds were unable to decide who to root for when Pete played Andre. So therefore, following tennis writer logic, they must think this is a bad final.

In the computer arena, we call this G-I-G-O.
Congrats to Pete and Andre! They showed mental toughness this tourney, which gave them a huge advantage.

And thanks for putting tennis writers on the spot. :)

Nimi
Sep 7th, 2002, 09:38 PM
This is amazing. It really is. Err, amazing. Ya it is.
Well i favor Andre but i want Pete to win that last one, so i will do what i almost never do, im going to root for Pete :eek:

griffin
Sep 7th, 2002, 09:49 PM
I find the double-all American thing mildly amusing, but what I'm REALLY looking forward to is how Wertheim's going to deal with his previous "marriage kills your career" hypothesis :D

darren cahill
Sep 7th, 2002, 10:26 PM
I'm VERY excited about this final....I am a huge hewitt fan so i was torn about rooting against him but i really wanted an agassi/sampras final. really looking forward to it. GO PETE!:D

Crazy Canuck
Sep 7th, 2002, 10:45 PM
No, because who's behind them???

Tennis Fool, have a look at the ratings after the finals tomorrow and ask that question again, why don't you?


battling it out in the biggest grand slam of them all

hehe...biggest according to who? :o The USTA? :D lol

BK4ever
Sep 7th, 2002, 11:01 PM
I'm probably the only person who had Pete going to the final on the drawsheet...If he wins then I'm definitely winning my little office pool. And if Venus wins, even more dough for me :D

LETS GO PETE AND VENUS :bounce: :bounce:

Tennis Fool
Sep 7th, 2002, 11:10 PM
Rebecca,

You misunderstood (again). I meant what American players are going to take over the torch:rolleyes:

An Agassi/Sampras final is great for ratings but for the future of American Tennis? I don't think so.

mboyle
Sep 7th, 2002, 11:16 PM
YESSSSSSSS HEWITT LOST!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOO!!!! Go Pete. My logic: I like Andre more, but this is pete's last chance, and maybe he will retire (FINALLY) after winning. Andre will have at least one more chance at a slam (Hewitt can't ALWAYS beat him) and I will cheer him on then, but Pete might not have another chance at a TITLE so I have to cheer for him tomorrow. My bold prediction: the men's final will get almost as high tv ratings as the sister final.

tennischick
Sep 7th, 2002, 11:17 PM
Originally posted by darren cahill
I'm VERY excited about this final....I am a huge hewitt fan so i was torn about rooting against him but i really wanted an agassi/sampras final. really looking forward to it. GO PETE!:D

gosh, another disagreement between us! first you root for Jennifer against Amelie, and now you root for Andre against Pete? your own student and you're rooting against him? i must report you to the USTA!!!! :p

go Andre!!!! spank the Android within an inch of his life!!!! :eek: :eek:

Penne1
Sep 8th, 2002, 02:28 AM
Who would have thought - the golden oldies who most had written off are fighting out yet another grand slam final.

For what it's worth - Pete doesn't stand a chance but I will be MORE than happy to eat my words if he wins!!

GO PETE!!!

FALL OVER ANDRE!!

darren cahill
Sep 8th, 2002, 03:23 AM
tennischick! :wavey:

I know, I know, if we are gonna make this friendship work, we are gonna have to agree to disagree. We do not like the same players do we? It is funny how Darren Cahill was one of my fave players of the early 80's and he ends up a coach of one of my least fave players ever and that same player is married to my all time, beyond belief fave player ever (Steffi). But I still wanted him in the final. Andre and Pete is what i wanted and i am really looking forward to it. And Andre only did one nose blow today! Did you see it??? LOL:eek:

tennischick
Sep 8th, 2002, 03:28 AM
at least we agree on Steffi. there's hope for you yet! :eek:

joaco
Sep 8th, 2002, 04:09 AM
What an excellent match it will be!!! GO PETE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Andre, I like them both so much, but I rather see Pete taking this one:cool:

Williams Rulez
Sep 8th, 2002, 06:12 AM
YES! Go Andre... beat the hell out of Pete to take the title! :D

KingA
Sep 8th, 2002, 08:12 AM
I am not a fan of either Andre or Pete.... But they always produce the most exciting and dramatic matches.... It should be a classic final....

The most happiest thing is that Andre kicked the jerk's ass in the semis to stop him defending the title..... Lovely move, Andre!!! ;)

cheliste
Sep 8th, 2002, 10:34 AM
I'm not really a huge fan of either of these two guys (I'm more of a new balls please generation
kinda crazy!) but hey, who wouldn't want to see another Andre/Pete classic, huh?

And for this one, I want Pete to win. C'mon, it's been so long since his last title. This could be
his last one major.:) :) :)

Sam L
Sep 8th, 2002, 10:43 AM
For the record, this is the oldest mens' GS final since 1972. A pair of 30+ men fighting out for a GS.

Pete and Andre are great and right now are playing great tennis, but the fact that players who are playing (at most) 3/4 of their absolute best, serves as an indictment on the rest of the mens' tour of its lack of talent.

Good luck to Andre & Pete, and put on a show to whip mens' tennis back into shape! :D

Shaking
Sep 8th, 2002, 03:57 PM
GO!!!!!!!! ANDRE!!!! GO!!!!! BEAT pete

essielewis
Sep 8th, 2002, 06:17 PM
Wertheim's going to deal with his previous "marriage kills your career" hypothesis

Wertheim is a total idiot.:p I've never liked him. If this final stops him from ever using that stupid hypothesis again, it will be totally worth it.:rolleyes:

Pete and Andre are great and right now are playing great tennis, but the fact that players who are playing (at most) 3/4 of their absolute best, serves as an indictment on the rest of the mens' tour of its lack of talent.

Well, Petey may be playing at 3/4 of his best but Andre has won four tournaments this year, including two Masters, so he's obviously playing very well. Sure, Pete hasn't won any tournament in two years but this is the THIRD U.S. Open final he's been in in three years so that's not chopped liver.

The problem with most of the men is that, other than Hewitt, none of them seem to want to put in the work required to get to and remain at the top. Safin has far more talent than Hewitt but he also like to party; Haas has tons of talent but seems to melt in big situations; same for Roddick and Blake. These young players have to really WANT to work be great not just read their press clippings and imagine their greatness.

GogoGirl
Sep 8th, 2002, 08:26 PM
Dum - dum - de - dum!

"COME ON ANDRE" "LET'S GO" "YOU CAN DO IT" "WIN IT FOR JADEN'


Freethinker82 - maybe I should have started a new thread for this one. Check out the little tidbit in this article about Hewitt the fact that he wears a thong.


http://www.theadvertiser.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,5059182%255E12428,00.html


TENNIS: Defending champion reflects on loss
By MICHAEL BEACH in New York
09sep02
LLEYTON Hewitt didn't move for 10 minutes. He sat in the locker room, often with his head in his hands, thinking alone. No one spoke to him.

Andre Agassi, untying his shoes seven metres away, didn't look at him or say a word.

Hewitt's father Glynn, who playfully kicked a Sherrin around this locker room after his son's first Grand Slam win last year, waited outside in the lounge. Even Hewitt's coach Jason Stoltenberg gave him a wide berth.

Everyone left the beaten semi-finalist to stew in peace. Hewitt didn't look angry. Just a little bewildered.

Such is the way of sport. One minute you're playing your guts out in front of 23,000 people who don't want you to win. The next you're on your own trying to figure out what went wrong. When Hewitt walked into the locker room just before 5pm, the first thing he heard was Agassi's post-match interview blaring on the TV.

"This is New York, baby!" the victor said to wild applause on centre court.

Hewitt didn't bother glancing up at the TV. He kept walking to Locker 278, stuffed with six pairs of tennis shoes and a pair of thongs, and sat on a bench. Slowly he took off his shoes, an ankle support and the two socks on each foot. Then he just sat there staring at his taped up toes. When Agassi walked in, Hewitt didn't look across at him. He'd already seen enough of him for one day.

Finally, about 15 minutes after the match ended, Hewitt got up. After a shower, the black cloud seemed to have lifted. By the time he got to the media interview room soon afterwards, the world No. 1 looked fine. Straight away he spoke about the match's crucial moments, the ones he seemed to be thinking about in the locker room. Easy points had been rare out there. Hewitt recalled how he'd been up a break in the first set, but struggled when he changed ends into the wind.

"Then in the second set, serving for it 5-3, fought back, 15-40 down, back to deuce. Sort of let that one slip as well. So could have easily been up two sets to one," he said. "It always felt like I was fighting the whole time from behind.

"When you give him that advantage, it's very tough to come back."