Sunday, September 10, 2006
Take a bow to these sporting legends!
This is to: My two favourite sport stars who are definitely sporting legends.
I have been a die-hard fan of Agassi since the time he entered the grass courts of Wimbledon in 1992. Unexpectedly winning the first Grand Slam championship there to then continuing to be the one of only five players to win all four Grand Slam singles events, he is truly an amazing guy.
He is much more than a successful tennis star. His humbleness, style, charisma, philanthropic nature has led him to be the favourite of millions.
On September 3, after playing his final match to Benjamin Becker in the 2006 U.S. Open's third round Agassi said a few words to his fans: "Thanks. The scoreboard said I lost today, but what the scoreboard doesn't say is what it is I have found. Over the last twenty-one years, I have found loyalty: you have pulled for me on the court and also in life. I've found inspiration: you have willed me to succeed sometimes even in my lowest moments. And I've found generosity: you have given me your shoulders to stand on to reach for my dreams, dreams I could have never reached without you. Over the last twenty-one years, I have found you and I will take you and the memory of you with me for the rest of my life. Thank you."
Salute to one of the greatest sporting legends...
Now, from one sporting legend to the fastest man on the circuit - Michael Schumacher
He announces his retirement from Formula1 after finishing this session. After winning the Italian Grand Prix, Ferrari takes the lead from Renault in the 2006 season. With 3 races to go now, Michael Schumacher is 2 pts behind season leader Alonso.
His words while announcing his retirement:
"It has been a really tough decision not to work together at this level but I knew that one day it had to come. All these years in Formula 1 have been amazing, especially those spent alongside my friends in the Scuderia (Ferrari)," he said. "Soon my future will belong to my family, while I am happy to be still part of Ferrari. But for now, what matters is this world championship," said the German.
A great driver, a great entertainer and a legend!