> Andre also wrecked his wrist around this time and was out for 7 months
> because of that.
> What really happened to him was that he had dominated Pete on the HC's
> in America in the summer of 1995. He beat him twice, including the
> Canadian Open. He was heavily favored to beat Pete in the '95 USO
> final and then choked it away.
Don't tell that to Whisper -- he says Sampras was favored over Agassi
in every match they ever played. :)
> Pete played brilliantly, as he usually
> did in big matches against Agassi. Andre always said it was his most
> devastating loss.
Considering his talent and the fact that he managed to win eight
slams, Agassi was a pretty mediocre big-match player, especially in
the first part of his career.
> The whole marriage to Brooke also screwed him up. Sports Illustrated
> had an outstanding article about Andre last year, where he described
> in vivid detail the end of his marriage to Brooke and how it depressed
> him. They never spent any time together and Mike, Andre's dad, walked
> out on their wedding, telling him, "this is not the right girl for
> you, this will ruin your career."
That was indeed a very good article. Agassi's father was an ass, even
if he proved to be correct on this point.