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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 | 03:12 PM
hye roger
wow...u always make hewitt look ordinary on court ...it was a great match ...the way u saved match points in the second set speak itself that why u r the NO.1 player in the world.
andre is looking good ...but ...doest it matter ?? ....i dont t
09/11/2005 | 03:05 PM
Good luck on your match against Agassi. And please beat Agassi in the final. Your match is 4:00am here in the Philippines, but I don't mind waking up that time, if only to watch your match against Agassi. God bless.
09/11/2005 | 02:41 PM
Dear Roger,
I have said you before US Open,and I will say you again that the TITLE MUST BE YOURS.You earn that title.You showed everybody on this Grand Slam your the best tennis,you showed why you are No.1 .In the final round you have great opponent.Bu
09/11/2005 | 02:39 PM
JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GO ROGI GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ALWAYS WITH U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOUR GREATEST ITALIAN'S FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09/11/2005 | 02:20 PM
congratulation roger, it was a fantastic match ur amazing , i know u ll win agassi god help u
09/11/2005 | 02:20 PM
congratulation roger, it was a fantastic match ur amazing , i know u ll win agassi god help u
09/11/2005 | 02:16 PM
A hostile crowd maybe but at last count 39014 fans all over the world will be cheering screaming stomping for you! Keep that in your heart when you go out tonite....
09/11/2005 | 02:11 PM
Congratulations!!
Go Roger, take the title.
Best of luck today.
I'm cheering for you from Japan and really looking forward to watching your beautiful performance.

Viel Glueck!

Mika
09/11/2005 | 02:00 PM
Sunday is your favorite day, so enjoy and take the USO title in style!!!! :)
09/11/2005 | 01:47 PM
Dear Rogi,

Good going!!! It was tough, I got quite nervous at times...but your remarkable effort at times showed all that only some are meant to be real champions.....so today we are all behind you, it wont be easy as Andre is a fantastic player...but
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