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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 | 03:59 PM
I am an All-American and I am supporting you in today's final, Roger. I wish I were in NYC to cheer for you.

glen
09/11/2005 | 03:55 PM
Enjoy the final, Roger!! You deserve it after so many tough matches.

Sure, a lot of fans at Ashe will be cheering Andre, but I bet you'll have many supporters in the stands as well. And then there's this great body of Federer fans worldwide. We're all
09/11/2005 | 03:48 PM
Congratulations Roger. This tournament is pretty much yours now.

I set my alarm to wake up early to watch your match. Unfortunately I turned it off in my sleep without even realising. Bugger that, I missed your match.

Tonight I'm going to set 5 al
09/11/2005 | 03:45 PM
Congrats Roger........Go get Andre.
09/11/2005 | 03:33 PM
Good job Rogi! Though the scoreline of the match really doesn't suggest that, it was a very tough match... Lleyton came out strong and for the most part of the match, he played really, really good tennis! I must admit that he didn't deserve to lose that b
09/11/2005 | 03:29 PM
English : I think Andre Agassi isn't difficult
for you,, ^-^ I'd like to see you with a US open trophy !! Fighting Roger!!!

Français : Félicitation! Roger, T'es encore en finale!!! comme d'habitude! ^-^ Bon,, Ce cera Très simple ,, tu bats Agassi,, e
09/11/2005 | 03:27 PM
one final step Roger!
beat Agassi and take the title!

09/11/2005 | 03:26 PM
Hey Roger! Great semi-final as Hewitt finally played better but you showed that you are still THE MAN. I know today will be difficult because all the fans are going to be cheering Agassi for all the sentimental reasons and the fact that he is the underd
09/11/2005 | 03:15 PM
Now I'm quiet. For You it will be like for me 2+2! I know that You'll win! You're the best! And promise that You will be...
Because never ever anyone won't be as good as You are! YOU'LL WIN!!!

Love from Poland and from me! ;)
09/11/2005 | 03:13 PM
The Final has come, good luck!!!!
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