> > It is a great achievement, but Agassi has proven you can do it at a
> > leisurely pace over many yrs, benefitting from luck & soft draws.
> > This isn't a description for tier 1 status.
> At AO, no question: 4xchamp
> At FO, the win itself was somewhat fluke (he of course beat defending
> champion early rounds), but on the other hand Agassi missed three earlier
> huge chances (88 lost to Wilander 5 set SF, 90 lost to Gomez final, when
> Gomez played the ultimate match of his life, 91 lost final to Courier
> rain delay leading 2-1 in sets, which brought Courier back to the
> match....Courier admitted that his coach convinced him try try different
> strategy at Agassi's serve games)....as a summary: lady Fortuna paid back
> At Wimb, beat Becker, Mac and Ivanicevic in a row....no question (1 final,
> semis and some QF:s to boot)
> At USO, 2 x Champ, 3 finals, 94 championship run was great (5 seeded
> beaten)....no question
> Agassi was ultimate jack-of-all-trades. The ultimately best only for few
> occasions (94-95 some months, 99 debatable) but managed to win with his
> highly efficient but limited game more and more as he matured to take
> Lendl-route at his playing...
> Agassi had somewhat bad luck at early years of his career 88-97, but lady
> Fortuna finally started to smile him 99 and he ended up with IMHO exact
> amoung of slams and achievements he deserved.
>>>Yes, good post. Agassi won some slams he was lucky to win (USO 99-
Sampras pulling out, FO 99- scraping through), but at the same time you
could argue that he was unlucky at some other slams (Should've won FO
90 or 91, kept runnig into Sampras at USO). He is not up there with
Borg and Sampras though.
but everybody runs into situations where they could've won, and where they
shoud not have won but did..the key is agassi won 1 W (made 1 F), 1 FO in a
long career, his best slam was AO..this isn't comparable to tier I..he's
tier II/III border..