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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 | 01:35 PM
Dear Roger:
Nice played!!You are the best for sure,very looking forward you get a title again.Good luck and god bless you.GO!!!
09/11/2005 | 01:26 PM
WOW! I got so nervous during the third set, but I knew you would pull through! You're amazing! Keep it up and you will beat Agassi in the finals! Good luck, I know know you can do this!

09/11/2005 | 01:12 PM
I have confident for you to beat Agassi if your play better than SF, SF was a really tough match, you were still not bring up your best tennis yet and I do believe you will do it when you are going to play in the Final. Agassis has huge crowd behind him b
09/11/2005 | 12:54 PM
Dear Roger
Congratulations on reaching your 6th Grand Slam final!
Your 'complicated' semi-final kept my heart racing til the end but deep down I knew you'd come through. And I have faith in you to prevail in the final against all 3 of your opponents: A
09/11/2005 | 12:51 PM
Congratulationzz Rogerr.......another gr8 win frum hewitt.....gr8 matchh.....really luvd da way u playd itt.......al da best for da final against agassiii :)
GO GO GO!!! cumon!!
09/11/2005 | 12:20 PM
Whoever wins would be a deserving champion.
09/11/2005 | 12:19 PM
That was really a great win for you yesterday Roger against Lleyton H. as everyone knows, that someday he had to win a set!! Now go out there later today and win the final against the 'little big man' André and don't feel upset IF he also manages to take
09/11/2005 | 12:18 PM
hey roger!!
awesome match!u were a treat 2 watch!
hope u continue with it in the final against agassi.
best of luck!!!!
09/11/2005 | 12:17 PM
Congrats, Roger. Good luck in the final.
You can make it.
09/11/2005 | 11:39 AM
An American who is in favor for you over Agassi...now you know THAT's a lot of luv...!!! Best on tomorrow's match. I'll be rooting for you.
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