Nice article on Gil Reyes, Andre Agassi's trainer and current trainer for the Adidas Player Development play (you know, the one that supplies Baby E with Sven).
Anyway, check this anecdote out:
Reyes relates that after Agassi left the room, Verdasco turned to him and said, "I need to tell you a story. Growing up in my hometown in Spain, I would go to the mall and I would want to buy all Agassi clothes. And they would say, 'Well, we're sold out -- here's some of the others.' And I would say, 'No, I don't want the others, I want Agassi clothes.' And I would walk away very sad."
"Does he know that?" Reyes asked.
"No, I'm too embarrassed to tell him," Verdasco replied.
"OK, I'll tell him," Reyes said. Agassi was amused and touched to hear the story afterward.
When Verdasco clinched the Davis Cup for Spain last month, Agassi visited Reyes at the gym and waxed enthusiastic about the victory. "He had a big grin, and he says, 'Way to go, Fernando,'" Reyes said. "That's just the way it works. Once you connect, you're part of our family."
Verdasco, already sold on the process, will return to Vegas this month for another stint. (No, girlfriend Ivanovic hasn't also signed up.)
Shit. Now I feel bad for calling him "Dick in a Box". Argh.