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Graf to be mum again

From correspondents in Paris
May 22, 2003

ANDRE Agassi says his promise to play mixed doubles with Steffi Graf in next week's French Open had to be put off because his wife is going to be a mum again.

Agassi, here for his 15th French Open, promised a doubles appearance with Graf after winning his eighth Grand Slam title in the Australian Open in Melbourne in January.

"When I said we could mixed doubles with Steffi I didn't know the news," he told the sports daily l'Equipe.

"It wouldn't be wise for a pregnant woman to play."

He said he didn't know whether 20-month-old Jaden Gil would be having a brother or sister.

Graf, who won 22 Grand Slam titles, married Agassi in October 2001.

She retired in 1999 after winning the French Open for a sixth time .

Graf played mixed doubles with former world number one John McEnroe at Wimbledon in 1999 when they reached the semi-finals.

The 33-year-old Agassi was the sport's oldest No 1 when he went to the top of the rankings earlier in the year but if he wins here he will not be the oldest French Open winner.

Andres Gomez of Ecuador was the last 30-year-old to win Roland-Garros, beating a 20-year-old Agassi in the 1990 final.

Spaniard Andres Gimeno was 34 years and 10 months when he won in 1972 while Australian Ken Rosewall and fellow American Franck Parker both triumphed on the famous French clay at the age of 33.
 

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I was actually going to post a thread entitled, "Andre and Steffi to play doubles and a half", but you beat me to it;)

Wonder if Steffi told him just before his flight to Rome?
 

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nah, Steffi's a trouper. she can handle it if her hubby plays tennis. i think she genuinely enjoys giving him this time to complete his career. ;)
 
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