Monday, September 04, 2006

"What the scoreboard doesn't say?"

"The scoreboard said I lost today, but what the scoreboard doesn't say is what it is I have found. Over the last 21 years, I have found loyalty. You have pulled for me on the court and also in life. I found inspiration. You have willed me to succeed, sometimes even in my lowest moments, and I've found generosity. You have given me your shoulders to stand on to reach for my dreams, dreams I could never have reached without you."
ANDRE AGASSI, to the fans after the last match of his professional tennis career.
View Agassi's career in pictures here
I am not a big tennis fan. Stopped watching when Becker stopped playing, but I do remember this marathon match between Agassi and Sampras. Agassi won because of his sheer will to win. Sampras was by far the better player that day. Let's say goodbye to Agassi keeping that fighting spirit in mind.