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More tennis! Less Shields and Graf
on September 16, 2010
Andre Agassi's OPEN is appreciated for its candor and journey of self-discovery. I applaud his dedication to family, friends, and professional associations during his career. The Agassi Academy in Las Vegas is especially heartening in a time of educational upheaval.
I would have liked to have learned more about his tennis game -- an essential part of an autobiography based on a singular skill. For instance, his first experiece on grass was terrifying. Nowhere does it mention anything about his adaptation. His coaches? Other players? Chance?
More insight into his rivalry with Sampras would, perhaps, reveal more about Agassi.
Stefanie Graf is a magnificent professional tennis player, but do we have to know about make-shift birthday cards from a lovestruck admirer. Maybe there was a publishing deadline, but the manuscript could have used more scruting and editing.