Andre Agassi told ESPN.com he was “out of line” and apologized for poking fun at Pete Sampras during a charity match last week.
“It was inappropriate. The night was on fire. We were all having fun. I was trying to be comedic. I only had a split second to make a decision. I went for it and it fell flat. I was trying to get past it, but Pete didn’t really let me get past it. He didn’t really roll with it. I’ve texted Pete to ask him if I can apologize in person.”
“The joke fell flat and I’m sorry,” he added. “My hope was that the night was still enjoyable Things Get Ugly Between Two Legends At Charity Event "Agassi/Sampras"
Roger Federer felt it had perhaps been a bad idea to have the four players miked up.
"I don't think it was that crazy bad, but it was a bit awkward because you didn't know. Was it just fun, was it not fun? What was it, you know?
"I thought maybe we have to give both guys like a timeout or something," Federer added with a smile. "We didn't have to go that far. They weren't that bad."
Nadal was asked about Sampras and Agassi after his Monday night match.
“Everybody told me after the match what’s happened, but during the match, you know how fast Americans speak, I didn’t understand nothing."
The evening was organised by venue owner Ellison, who got the idea from a similar match Roger Federer organised during the Australian Open in January.
Ellison, the billionaire software mogul and chief executive of Oracle, presented a check for $1 million to the American Red Cross Haiti relief and development fund after the match.
The Haiti earthquake of January 12 is thought to have killed up to 300,000 people and left a million homeless. http://au.sports.yahoo.com/news/article/-/6935930/federer-rues-awkward-moment-sampras-agassi