Sunday, September 03, 2006

Thank you Andre

One of the regrets I have for coming to North America only three and half years ago--although that was the earliest time I could leave Iran--is that I missed out a lot on life as a teenager and later young adult and that includes watching some true legends in the prime of their athletic or entertainment careers.

Tonight the world bid an emotional farewell to another one of these living legends. At the age of 36 and with a back hurting so badly that made each simple move a painful effort for him, Andre Agassi played some of the most magnificent tennis I remember in recent years, even getting better of players of top-ten seed status.

Andre lost tonight but hey, who cares really? That five-minute standing ovation in Arthur Ashe says it all:

Andre Agassi is a legend and legends live forever.

Thank you Andre.