September 11, 2005

Agassi - defies age

A well written commentry in Rediff , on the great Agassi - James Blake quarterfinals in the US Open Tennis Championship 2005.

"Agassi had no answers to Blake's baseline play. The errors, especially on the forehand, were on the rise. And in an hour he had conceded the first two sets, 3-6, 3-6. Then he lost his serve early in the third set. But another brave effort from the Las Vegan was ready to unfold under the floodlights of the Arthur Ashe stadium.

If anyone had to comeback from a hole like this, it had to be Agassi. He may be seeded seventh, is the crowd favourite, but all know that every round he wins is a bonus at the age of 35. The depth of men's tennis does not provide any place to hide."

From there on Agassi went on to win the next two sets and forced a tie breaker in the fivth set.

"The match hung at 6-6, ready for a tie-break. Blake began on a high, winning the first three points, but, in the end, it was Agassi who lapped it at 8-6."

Great way to..Agassi..
Now Agassi would be facing Federer in the Finals..One hell of a match that would be...

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