Agassi turns back clock in first round
NEW YORK -- Eighteen years ago, more than half a lifetime ago, Andre Agassi lost a first-round match here.
It was 1986, and he was a nerveless 16-year-old with enough hair to stuff a sofa and perhaps even an easy chair. Agassi fell to Jeremy Bates, but he would return to the National Tennis Center and win two titles, in 1994 and 1999.
On a sultry Monday evening, Agassi began his 19th U.S. Open tournament against a nerveless young American named Robby Ginepri. Playing like the early ...
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