Monday, August 28, 2006

Goodnight, Sweet Prince

"Tonight at Arthur Ashe Stadium, Agassi, now 36, will pack a venue again — not quite the player he was at 23 but a fully evolved man — to compete in the final tournament of his career, the 2006 U.S. Open.

The end likely will come swiftly, given his arduous draw. But whether he bows out to Andrei Pavel in the first round or plays on, Agassi will bow to all four grandstands afterward, as has been his custom these last years. It's his way of acknowledging that he understands playing tennis for a living is a privilege, not an entitlement to be squandered." - Seattle Times

I have liked Agassi since he was a young rebel with a mullet... and today I say goodbye and good luck to an amazing family man who transformed the game of tennis.

May he go out in a blaze of glory...


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