Agassi claims 800th win

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:08 IST

Andre Agassi won the 800th singles match of his career on Tuesday night, beating Alex Bogomolov Jr. 6-3, 6-1 in the first round of the Merecedes-Benz Cup.

Agassi claims 800th win

Los Angeles, California:

Andre Agassi won the 800th singles match of his career on Tuesday night, beating Alex Bogomolov Jr. 6-3, 6-1 in the first round of the Merecedes-Benz Cup at UCLA. The 34-year-old Agassi is just the sixth player to reach 800 on the ATP Tour since the advent of the Open era in 1968. He now joins the ranks of Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Guillermo Vilas, John McEnroe and Stefan Edberg. Long wait Getting No. 800, however, has taken him even longer than expected. He lost his previous four matches, three in the first rounds of tournaments. He also withdrew from Wimbledon to rest a chronic right hip injury. This tournament's top seed and a three-time champion, Agassi quickly dispelled any upset thoughts Bogomolov might have entertained by racing to a 3-0 lead in the opener and allowing his compatriot to win four games in total en route to a 6-3, 6-1 victory. Srichaphan ousts Ferreira Meanwhile, second seeded Paradorn Srichaphan ousted defending champion Wayne Ferreira 6-3, 7-6 (4). In other matches, Greg Rusedski beat No. 7 seed Taylor Dent 7-6 (7), 3-6, 6-2. France's Julien Benneteau ousted former US Open and Wimbledon runner-up Mark Philippoussis 6-1, 7-5 in the opening round. (AP)

Topics : Tennis
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