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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 | 05:50 PM
Do you know ! that you have many many fan around the world that can not come to cheer you in the final in Arthur Ashe.
You can play well under pressure but i know that now you have full of confident .
GOD bless.
09/11/2005 | 05:46 PM
Defeating Agassi is the only way to have his respect. So don't mercy, Go!
09/11/2005 | 05:41 PM
Good Luck in the Final Roger!!! I have been so excited watching you play during this tournament and have been hoping that you would make it to the final and you have!!!! It will be a tough final. I hope you know that even if the American crowd in
09/11/2005 | 05:40 PM
Great to see the aggressive side of Roger in the 2nd set tie breaker and the 4th set. Hope to see more of that today!
09/11/2005 | 05:34 PM
Hi Roger!
I'm so happy.
It's a nice match
You will play with A.Agasi
It's very high class match
I think you will bt Agasi and You win Us Open
Good Luck
Best for your Wishes

09/11/2005 | 05:33 PM
heihei, a somewhat tough game with quite some UEs from roger and sporadic backhand shots.

But no need to worry for the final. Just do it, Rogi~
09/11/2005 | 05:02 PM
Nice one Roger! Just one more hurdle to go. Give it your best!

frida
09/11/2005 | 04:49 PM
Hi Roger,
I'm sure you can beat Agassi easily, I know Agassi is a good player, but you're simply better than him .
My heart has begun to quick puls , I'm not worry about your final against Agassi, but sometimes these moments are making me uptight, I wis
09/11/2005 | 04:48 PM
congrats roger!
i was so nervous at the second set, you sure gave him a piece of yourself in that tiebreaker!:D
goodluck on the finals, although i'm pretty sure you'll come out on top. BUt the crowd will be tough.
love meera
09/11/2005 | 04:07 PM
Go Roger go...loads of luck for your final against Agassi today..hope to see you win yr 2nd successive U.S.Open today..Cheers!
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