Roger Federer makes it look so easy, it pisses me off: Andre Agassi on Swiss tennis ace

Mumbai: Andre Agassi on Wednesday heaped praise on Roger Federer, saying the Swiss Master makes it so easy on a tennis court, which often pisses him off.

"I cannot believe how easy he (Federer) makes it look. It pisses me off that he just makes it look so easy. It's a great generation of tennis. One that takes decades and makes it into one generation that everybody should be grateful to be able to watch," the eight-time Grand Slam winner told Harsha Bhogle during an interaction at an event on Wednesday.

File photo of Roger with former player Andre Agassi. Getty

File photo of Roger with former player Andre Agassi. Getty

The Olympic gold medallist also said that Federer was arguably the greatest tennis player ever because of what he could do on any surface.

"You're looking at arguably the greatest ever because of what he could do on every surface. He (Federer) could beat the best from the back of the court. He had Plan A, B, C, D. And he never usually got to Plan C or D. Occasionally he'd go to Plan B. So this is just somebody incredibly special.

"But he's also dealing with two other guys that you can argue are at the top of the history of our sport, with Djokovic and Nadal," Agassi.

Agassi said that "I woke up one day and I had this dream I was Pete Sampras, so I immediately went back to sleep. Sorry I can't help it (about the jibes I've thrown against Sampras)".

"The game has changed dramatically for so many reasons and when people ask how does your game match up, let me remove all doubts, it does not. It's not only about the athlete and the power but also about the spins. If you change the spins in the game, you change the dimensions, you change the rules of engagement, you change how you grow up and how you make decisions on a tennis court and it really changes how you approach the game," said Agassi.

"The top few guys now, they play a different game than what I played," Agassi said when asked whether the game has changed since the time he left tennis.


Updated Date: Jan 19, 2017 12:46 PM

Also Watch

Watch: The true stories from Dharavi that inspired Rajinikanth's Kaala
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 Watch: Cyrus Khan talks about Parkour, jumping across walls and why he hates sitting
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 Unwind: India's basketball sensation Amjyot Singh has his eyes set on becoming an NBA regular
  • Monday, May 28, 2018 First Day First Showsha — Review of Solo: A Star Wars Story in 10 questions
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 Social Media Star: Rajkummar Rao and Bhuvan Bam open up about selfie culture, online trolls

Also See