US open commentary

Agassi_1I've been tivoing (is that a verb?) the US Open and watching it late at night and this weekend I managed to watch the Agassi - Becker match. I was moved to tears and as I've spoken about it with others -- so were many others.  For me, this was the most significant sports hero retirement in my life. I remember Larry Bird and Michael Jordan retiring....I was a big Celtics fan growing up. But their retirements were lost on me because I was too young and their games were ultimately team sports. Andre's retirment really struck me -- in part because I'm going to be 40 next year and feel my own age coming on, in part because I grew up watching Andre and rememeber him with his long hair, and also because it was one of the most vulnerable human moments I've seen in sport.