‘I would never speak to you like that’ – Andre Agassi once had an affectionate banter with ‘Glamor Girl’ at tennis when an ecstatic Andy Roddick becomes the spectator

In 2003, American tennis stars Andy Roddick and Andre Agassi met in a friendly match at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Compatriots enjoyed the game and focused more on entertainment than rules. Interestingly, the chair umpire was also special.


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It was none other than former Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova. The game started after Kournikova explained the rules. However, Roddick had a problem with the scoring and he complained to the chair umpire (Kournikova) about it. Here’s what happened next.


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When Roddick complained to chair umpire Anna Kournikova

As the game progressed, Agassi made early progress and was leading at the moment. As the eight-time Grand Slam winner scored another point, Roddick complained to chair umpire Kournikova about Agassi’s previous shot going outside the line, but Kournikova didn’t catch it.

‘Where’s the call on this one? You were not there. Did you see the ball?” roddick asked. Kournikova replied: “No sorry.

Agassi mocked Roddick, saying: “And I would never speak to you like that”


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In her defense, Kournikova said: “I can not concentrate. You grunt too loud.”

When Andre Agassi teased Roger Federer


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Back in 2010, Agassi teamed up with Rafael Nadal to play against Roger Federer and Pete Sampras. The match is a classic as Agassi and Sampras were arch-rivals while the match between Federer and Nadal became one of the most intense rivalries in the sport. Meanwhile, Agassi had a little banter with Federer. When the Swiss maestro wanted to serve, the American teased him: saying that he wasn’t intimidating at all. Federer replied with a smile and said: I know.

INDIAN WELLS, CA – MARCH 12: (LR) Roger Federer of Switzerland, Pete Sampras, former tennis player Rod Laver, Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal of Spain pose at Hit for Haiti, a charity event during the BNP Paribas Open on March 12 , 2010 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Also, Federer didn’t hit the first serve right, Agassi tried to mock the calm and composed Federer by saying: “This is the best thing you have”. However, the Swiss maestro responded with his game, winning a tough rally that eventually made Agassi accept that he was good.


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Nadal and Federer later became great rivals, as did Agassi and Sampras. Federer recently retired from the Laver Cup after playing a doubles match alongside Nadal.

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