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The Tennis Thread; The Quest For The Grand Slams
Topic Started: Sep 3 2006, 05:40 PM (2,584 Views)
Darryl The Hitman
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I just wanted to make note of the end of my favorite tennis player's career today. He lost to 112-ranked qualiifer Benjamin Becker in the 3rd US Open today but the real story is everything he gained--61 Grand Slam appearances (a record), 8 Grand Slam Titles, a career Grand Slam (something only 4 other men in the history of tennis have managed), his wife Steffi Graf (and their two children), a charitable foundation which runs a no-charge Kindergarten through Grade 12 school in Las Vegas for troubled and disadvantaged children, more money than he could ever spend, and the ability to retire from his chosen field at age 36 after 20 years. We should all be so lucky! :) In any event, thank you for the memories, Andre (not like he's reading this, I know), and I hope life takes you and your family exactly where you want to go for the rest of your lives. :)
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Legend Killer
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Agassi is the last person to leave the circuit from his generation. Sampras, Courier, Chang, Agassi.

Agassi left a great career, and it was a shamw that he couldnt end on a high note like Sampras.
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Darryl The Hitman
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Yeah. :( At least he was able to finish the match. It would have been an even bigger shame if he'd had to forfeit the match due to his back.
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Legend Killer
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Darryl The Hitman,Sep 4 2006
02:55 PM
Yeah. :( At least he was able to finish the match. It would have been an even bigger shame if he'd had to forfeit the match due to his back.

True. At least he ended to the cheers of the crowd and a prestigious career has came to a close
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Darryl The Hitman
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Well, the Australian Open was a few weeks ago. Roger Federer won his 3rd major in a row and 10th overall (putting him 4 behind Pete Sampras on the all-time list). Serena Williams won the women's title after falling off the map, figuratively speaking.

Have you got any favorite players? My favorite was Andre Agassi but now that he's retired, I don't know if I have any favorites anymore. What about you?
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