Monday, February 25, 2011 – Jumeirah Essex House, Grand Ballroom – Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl and John McEnroe shared a few laughs among the serious questions during a morning news conference for the BNP Paribas Showdown. The player’s portion of the news conference begins at the 12 minute mark.
Warning – due to technical issues the levels of these recordings may be low so you may have to raise your volume. Also be wary of the background sounds of reporters milling about with papers and such and doors opening and closing.
Runs 31:17 – forward to the 12:00 mark when players begin to banter.
John McEnroe was forced to retire due to an ankle sprain while leading Lendl 6-3. Listen to what he had to say:
John McEnroe Post Match News Conference
Between Ivan Lendl’s comments during the morning news conference and this post match news conference, he could easily be a stand up comedian:
Ivan Lendl Post Match News Conference
Agassi – Sampras Post Match News Conference
Tennis Panorama was media for the BNP Paribas Showdown. On Occasion we like to include raw sound in our articles and sometimes a podcast.