Andre Doesn't Need Steffi's Advice

Published July 4th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Andre Agassi said Monday he didn't need the advice of seven-time women's Wimbledon champion Steffi Graf as he goes in search of a second crown for his own collection. 

Asked if his fiancée had offered any advice to the 1992 champion the shaven-headed Las Vegan smiled and said, "not too much." 

"It's always easier playing than watching," added Agassi, who nevertheless praised Graf for regularly supporting him from the sidelines. 

"I think it speaks volumes for her interest in my game," said the 30-year-old, who hopes to go one better than last year's final loss to US rival Pete Sampras. 

Agassi would not be drawn on whether Graf might have withdrawn from the game too early after losing last year's final to Lindsay Davenport and whether she could still have remained a force in this year's event. 

"She's not 100 percent healthy with her knees. You've got to hit balls. If you don't play it's difficult," Agassi explained - (AFP) 

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