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Sampras - Agassi Rivalry Reaches "new Low"  
User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2793 posts, RR: 10
Posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

The Pete Sampras - Andre Agassi rivalry is one of the greatest rivalries in tennis ever, but it went a little too far in a charity match between Sampras, Agassi, Federer and Nadal. Was this just friendly jibing or did it go too low? I think there was a lot of tension in the air, and even the crowd seemed to be a little tense after they kept volleying.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9LqCiIgAak

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User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

Maybe a bit of tension there, but mostly just part of the show.

User currently offlineVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 919 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

it was obviously part of the show...

User currently offlinealberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2911 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

Quoting Elite (Thread starter):
but it went a little too far in a charity match

you're kidding right ? That was pretty tame by most standards....



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User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2793 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

Quoting alberchico (Reply 3):
you're kidding right ? That was pretty tame by most standards....

Judged on the responses, I'm probably wrong! The ESPN coverage on it didn't help...


User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9783 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2105 times:
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Quoting Elite (Thread starter):
Was this just friendly jibing or did it go too low?

Hell no! I was laughing my *ss off! It's always nice to hear that kind of "friendly" trash-talking - especially from two guys who have so much history together.



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User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

What was Agassi meaning with the "no money" reference? Clearly referring to something. I thought it was always Andre that was short of cash due to his Vegas trips?

User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1988 times:

Looks like a good bit of banter to me.

User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2793 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 6):
What was Agassi meaning with the "no money" reference? Clearly referring to something. I thought it was always Andre that was short of cash due to his Vegas trips?

From the video description:

"I don't have any money," Agassi said, using his left hand to continue rifling through that pocket. "No, wait, I've got a dollar!"

In a biography released late last year, Agassi told a story in which a valet confirmed to him that Sampras had tipped him a dollar after they had eaten at the same restaurant, an establishment that was said to be in Indian Wells.


User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

Agassi has issued an apology now

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 10, posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 6):
What was Agassi meaning with the "no money" reference?

That Pete is cheap. I think Pete took that way too hard. Andre was classy about it when he realized it got to him.

Quoting KiwiinOz (Reply 6):
I thought it was always Andre that was short of cash due to his Vegas trips?

Vegas trips? Andre lives in Vegas, and has most of his life. As for being short of cash, not a chance. Not only did Agassi earn more than $30 million in prize money, but he put up many years of over $25 million per year in endorsements, along with fewer but still significant millions in his early career (photographers will remember his long time deal with Canon) as well as post-retirement. Remember too that his wife, Steffi Graf, is quite wealthy as well, having been more successful than Agassi and Sampras put together.

I have heard that Sampras, while still very comfortable, is not nearly as well off. A big part of that is the fact that he basically forbade his wife from having any sort of significant acting career after they married, as well as the fact that he never had Andre's personality. That might be what got to Pete.



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