September 3, 2006

Thank you, Andre

Andre Agassi just bid farewell to the U.S. Open and the world after a tough four-set loss to qualifier Benjamin Becker. Agassi was in clear physical discomfort for most of the match, and it was amazing that he was within one point of going to yet another fifth set.When the match was finally over, the crowd in Ashe Stadium remained standing for what seemed like fifteen minutes applauding one of the greatest tennis legends of all time. This was Andre's 21st consecutive U.S. Open.Agassi did amazing things for the game of tennis, if only because he was one of the most entertaining players to watch over and over again.Thank you, Andre, for everything you have done for the game. I wish you and your family the best of luck.