Andre Agassi admits in a new book, “I hate Tennis” by Sports Illustrated, that he used crystal meth during his tennis career. He also lied to tennis authorities about taking any drugs. He says it happened at the height of his success. This and other drug abuse tales might be a result of how tennis players are trying to cope with their rigorous sport. Major sports headlines are frequently filled with drug abuse incidents either steroids, meth, cocaine, or alcohol and the ever constant problem.
Andre Agassi cries after admitting to crystal meth use
The first tidbits from his autobiography have rocketed through tennis like a 135-mile-an-hour serve. He hated the sport, hated doing something that his father had shoved down his throat. He rebelled, he sought escape, maybe even self-ruin. One day in 1997, Continue reading
I read this online in Sports Illustrated today.
Is anyone else offended by Gael Monfils doing his little dance after match point, but BEFORE the postmatch handshake against Nalbandian? To me, that’s completely disrespectful of your opponent. Not to mention, the kind of showboating I’d rather not see in tennis.
— Chris, Rockford, Minn.
• Disagree. I like Monfils’ emoting and “showboating,” particularly since it’s done with a sense of fun. If he were a jerk it would be one thing, but this is just an expressive kid enjoying himself. I vote to give him a pass.
I personally enjoy it when winners fall to the ground like Nadal did at the Wimbledon. It’s adds imagery to what’s going on inside their head for that monent like, “I’ve put my heart and soul into this match and I barely made it.”
Have you even dedicated 15+ years of your like to something to finally start breaking out and becoming successful? A handful of these tennis players fill that. Continue reading
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