Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi
I'm going to show you an excerpt from Andre's book [Open: An Autobiography] which is due for release on November 9th that is causing hoopla in the Media this morning.
Andre Agassi has always been my favorite Player on many fronts. He came on the scene pretty much the way I thought fit him. He was like the Ali of Tennis, somewhat loud & flashy but fully capable of backing it up. For me, being a devoted baseline player, I enjoyed the style he brought to the game so I don't have many words of criticism in his direction.
Originally Posted by Andre Agassi
In this book, Andre speaks of doing Crystal Meth and enjoying it. But what if anything does crystal meth do for your game? I played a Final's match once in Ariz. that I was unaware of. Previous to getting the call to play the match, I drank a beer or two knowing nothing of the impending battle. So I get a call inquiring if I might be interested in filling in for a Player who couldn't fulfill his obligation to play a Final's Match. The other Opponent apparently showed up and with that could have simply walked up to the Desk to claim his prize, however given I said Yes I will play, they informed him they found a substitute who would play him and he agreed. This of course meant in order for him to claim the Winner's Trophy, he had to win the match.
This shouldn't have been a problem since a drank a couple of beers in our 98 degree temperature. But for some reason, I found myself very relaxed, cooled down and expecting nothing other than hitting a few balls for fun. He didn't stand a chance and the ending score proved it. Nothing having played any of the Tournament matches, I blew him away, got the Trophy and T-Sheet and basically embarrassed him bigtime.
So my point is this, we're only talking about a couple of beers here. Andre's poison was Meth, I suppose anything that relaxes you could be considered against regulations if it enhances your ability but does it really do that?
What's your take on this?