Andre Agassi

Sampras wins - but Agassi steals the show

A Michael Jackson lookalike gyrated to Billie Jean, the cheer girls danced the YMCA, and the clown and acrobats caught the eye, but in the end it was Andre Agassi who stole the show at The Venetian Macau Tennis Showdown, despite losing to his great rival Pete Sampras

Monday, 26 October, 2009, 12:00am

Agassi, Sampras get to relive good old days again

The game that made them famous does not run in the family, insisted Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras, who will resume their illustrious rivalry today at The Venetian Macau Tennis Showdown.

25 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

What's on in Hong Kong

Asian Film Festival

The festival features 75 titles, including movies, short films, documentaries and animations. For more details about shows and tickets, visit www.hkaff.asia.

When: until October 30

October Contemporary

23 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Now that he's off the big tour, Rios is in love with the game again

On the surface, the life of a tennis professional certainly seems worthy of fantasy. Travelling all over the world to the most exotic locales, money, fame, women. Sure, sign me up because now that Chile's Marcelo Rios has left the building there's an opening.

9 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Sports Quiz

1: Who are the current Tri-Nations rugby union champions?

2: Which golfing rule did Colin Montgomerie break in the Indonesian Open?

3: How many grand slam singles tennis titles did Rod Laver win?

4: In which round did Muhammad Ali knock out George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle?

19 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Sports Quiz

1: What was notable about the rugby Test between New Zealand and Scotland at Auckland's Eden Park in 1975?

2: Who was the Wizard of Ballydoyle?

3: Who said no mas (no more) in a fight against Sugar Ray Leonard?

4: Which former Buffalo Bills quarterback ran for vice-president of the US in 1996?

1 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Federer an ace from gentlemen's era of game

Be honest here. Unless you saw the names of either Andre Agassi or Pete Sampras in a tournament bracket, when was the last time you really cared about men's professional tennis?

5 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Agassi's conqueror still on a high

Just days ago, he conquered Andre Agassi. So it was a bit of an anti-climax for rising Georgian star Irakli Labadze to have played unknown Hong Kong player Keith Lo in the Salem Open qualifying competition.

23 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Question mark over US stars but HK event to go ahead

This month's Salem Open will go ahead as scheduled, but organisers acknowledged there were no guarantees that a strong American contingent will compete in light of the horrific terrorist attacks on New York and Washington this week.

14 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Andre agony

Atlanta: World tennis number one Andre Agassi injured his right hamstring and retired against Czech Jiri Vanke in the second round of the Atlanta Challenge. The American sustained the injury when he served at 4-4, 15-40 in the first set.

15 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Quartet of survivors an inspiration to all fans

It's cliched, sure, but sport is a metaphor for life.

Ups and downs, successes and failures, purple patches and rotten runs are features of life and sport, as is the sudden ending of it all, sometimes with a jolt.

And sport, again like life, has its great survivors.

7 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Seeds advance

Cincinnati, Ohio: Seeded tennis players had it all their own way, with the top six sweeping into the quarter-finals of the US$2.45 million ATP Championships. Top seed Pete Sampras, defending champion and second seed Pat Rafter, Andre Agassi and Yevgeny Kafelnikov led the parade, all easing through in straight sets.

14 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Relaxing network for stars

Salem Open players were able to take a breather from their training schedules during a reception at the J. W. Marriott Hotel before facing each other in different circumstances.

As on the court, Michael Chang and Andre Agassi were crowd favourites and the reception provided a chance to see players serving up hospitality instead of ferocious first serves.

19 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Agassi's double standards

In reference to the letter by 'Name And Address Supplied' about Andre Agassi and his inability to find a non-smoking area in a local restaurant, which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on April 16, perhaps the writer might consider that Agassi and the other players are part of the problem.

19 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Restaurant's double fault

Andre Agassi, celebrating his tournament win on Monday night at a well-known restaurant in Lan Kwai Fong, asked if there was a no-smoking table after he and his dinner partner were seated next to a table of 10 heavily-puffing diners, mostly from the mainland.

16 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

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