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Roger in the final against Agassi

11.09.2005 | Tennis

Roger and Andre Agassi set up a dream final to the US Open by winning their semi-finals. Roger scored a ninth straight win over Australia's Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 7-6 (7/0), 4-6, 6-3.

 

His victory was tougher than the scoreline indicates. Hewitt finally took a set after losing 17 straight, and the match might have turned out differently if the Australian hadn’t blown five set points in the second. It was only the second time Roger dropped a set at the Open, and the three-hour match equaled his longest of the tournament. “This match could have gone either way,” he said. “I’m happy I came through on top because this was a difficult match.”

 

Andre Agassi, the oldest man in the tournament, posted a five-set victory against compatriot Robby Ginepri, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. The two have met ten times since 1998 with Roger leading 7-3, winning the last seven in a row. “I expect a tough match,” Roger said. “He always makes the opponent run. I’m ready to run, defend myself and play aggressive when I have the chance.”

Playing in his 20th straight US Open, Agassi is seeking a third US Open title after 1994 and 1999. Agassi says: “Most people have weaknesses and most people have only one great shot, but Federer doesn’t have weaknesses and has a few great shots. So that equates to a problem “He’s earned that respect. That means you go out in the match and you address it with urgency and you have to play well. He’s not the first guy to make you feel that way, but he is certainly the guy that is doing it better than anybody now.”

 
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09/11/2005 | 07:21 PM
Your game has roped in fans who never paid any attention to tennis. Am sure the finals at the US Open will be no different. Keep up your winning streak!
09/11/2005 | 07:21 PM
Well it was indeed a tough match for you, but the difference between you and other players is the way you can find a solution for your difficulties during the match so that you can win it.
Let's concentrate on Agassi today. He's obviously a excellent pl
09/11/2005 | 07:17 PM
Hey Rog,
Great job until this point. Best of luck against Andre-you've got this one.

Marcelo
09/11/2005 | 07:12 PM
Come on Roger, this is yours. Pat UK.
09/11/2005 | 07:11 PM
This is it Roger,Nirvana . Do not play to your competitor level , focus mix up your serves to hold comfortable to put pressure on Andre . Bring your power game early to take control because i think Andre prepares to play with your percentage plays and he
09/11/2005 | 07:10 PM
Perfect Roger, i am convinced, you are the best
tennis player all times. But i think i am not the only who thinks it.

Hollekebolleke
09/11/2005 | 06:47 PM
CONGRATS ROGER on an amazing match..nothing can stop you now..
09/11/2005 | 06:38 PM
Go Roger! I hope you're going to win number 23!

Good luck and best wishes for a great day!

Keith
09/11/2005 | 06:13 PM
I said it yesterday, and I'll say it again: Congratulations!!! You're in the final, and you're up against the record books!!! Roger, I wish you all the best today against Andre, and I'm hoping you guys turn in a brilliant performance for all of us fans
09/11/2005 | 05:54 PM
One more match for another slam, we are happy for you in getting into the finals. Stay fit and focus to your game and our prayers goes with you.GOOD LUCK.......
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