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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 | 11:38 AM
keep on going.....

all the eyes are watching you!

love you,Rogi!
09/11/2005 | 11:18 AM
Agassi is a strong player, in the US open he is in his home...
Go Rogi, it will be very hard but you are the number one of the world, you can do it!
09/11/2005 | 11:17 AM
Salut Roger,

Another great game and especially your fantastic tie-break performance. It just left me speechless :-)

Good luck against André. You know what to do...

Long live the king of tennis!
09/11/2005 | 11:14 AM
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! You've played very well. I knew that you'll win the 1/2 final, and I hope you'll win the FINAL. Have luck! Bye. :)
09/11/2005 | 11:13 AM
Congrats on your path to the final. Good luck for the final. I'll definitely be up to root for ya and watch ya win!

Play your best and go out there and show us the sublime, superb skills and play we know you're capable off!
09/11/2005 | 11:01 AM
Stayed in last night just to watch the game. Glad it was worth it!!!

All the best for the final, Roger

Greetings from your ATH fan
09/11/2005 | 10:40 AM
Hi Rogi!!!
Well played!!! You are going good, but you have Agassi in the finals who is doing great at the moment, but you too are doing great!!!
You can do it!!!
Best of Luck!!!
Good wishes always with you!!!

Love
Akanksha
09/11/2005 | 10:37 AM
Hi Rogi!!!
Well played!!! You are going good, but you have Agassi in the finals who is doing great at the moment, but you too are doing great!!!
You can do it!!!
Best of Luck!!!
Good wishes always with you!!!

Love
Akanksha
09/11/2005 | 10:34 AM
Hey Roger! Today's my birthday... and now I'll remember this date for your victory against Hewitt... come on! Agassi won't be a problem! He's too old for running, you gotta make him run for all the field, and when he'll be too tired, you'll win with no pr
09/11/2005 | 10:33 AM
Congratulations Roger! :) You played well! :)

Good luck in the finals! :)

I'll be cheering for you! :)
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