'I Would Never Speak to You That Way' - Andre Agassi Once Had a Tender Banter With Tennis' 'Glamor Girl' as a Fired Up Andy Roddick Turns Spectator

‘I Would Never Speak to You That Way’ – Andre Agassi Once Had a Tender Banter With Tennis’ ‘Glamor Girl’ as a Fired Up Andy Roddick Turns Spectator

In 2003, American tennis stars Andy Roddick and Andre Agassi clashed in a friendly match at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. The compatriots had fun playing the match, focusing more on entertainment than rules. Interestingly, the chair umpire was also someone special.


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It was none other than the former Russian tennis star, Anna Kournikova. The match started after Kournikova explained the rules. However, Roddick had a problem with the scoring and he complained to the chair umpire (Kournikova) about it. Here’s what happened next.


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When Roddick complained to the flesh umpire, Anna Kournikova

As the match progressed, Agassi made early progress and was leading at the moment. Meanwhile, when the eight-time Grand Slam champion scored another point, Roddick complained to the chair-umpire, Kournikova, about the previous shot from Agassi which landed outside the line, but Kournikova didn’t catch it.

“Where’s the call on this one? You were not there. Did you see that ball?” Roddick asked. Kournikova replied, “No, sorry.

Agassi, mocking Roddick, said, “And I would never speak to you that way”


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In her defence, Kournikova said, “I can’t focus. You guys are grunting too loud.”

When Andre Agassi teased Roger Federer


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Back in 2010, Agassi teamed up with Rafael Nadal to play against Roger Federer and Pete Sampras. The match is a classic one as Agassi and Sampras were arch rivals, while the one between Federer vs Nadal went on to become one of the most intense rivalry in the sport. Meanwhile, Agassi had a little banter with Federer. Notably, when the Swiss Maestro was about to serve, the American teased him, saying that he was not intimidating at all. Federer replied with a smile, saying, I know.

INDIAN WELLS, CA – MARCH 12: (LR) Roger Federer of Switzerland, Pete Sampras, former tennis player Rod Laver, Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal of Spain pose at Hit for Haiti, a charity event during the BNP Paribas Open on March 12, 2010 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Further, Federer didn’t get the first serve right, Agassi tried taunting the calm and composed Federer by saying, “that’s the best you’ve got”. However, the Swiss Maestro replied with his game and won a tough rally, which finally made Agassi accept he was good.


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Nadal and Federer went on to become great rivals, just like Agassi and Sampras. Federer recently retired at the Laver Cup after playing a doubles match alongside Nadal.

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