Agassi to clash with Ginepri in semis

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:48 IST

Andre Agassi has defeated James Blake to set an all-American semi-final clash with Robby Ginepri in the US Open.

Agassi to clash with Ginepri in semis

New York:

Andre Agassi has defeated James Blake to set an all-American semi-final clash with Robby Ginepri in the US Open. Rendered helpless at the start by Blake's dazzling speed and precision, Agassi asserted himself in the third set and turned the match around. Agassi won the match 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (6). "It couldn't have been more fun to lose," Blake told Agassi as they embraced at the net and were given a standing ovation in a still-packed Arthur Ashe Stadium. "At 1:15 in the morning for 20,000 people to still be here, I wasn't the winner, tennis was," Agassi told the crowd. "I don't know if I've ever felt this good here before," he added. Ginepri gutted his way out of trouble and got the gift of Guillermo Coria's 13th and 14th double-faults on the last two points to win his third straight five-setter against a seeded player, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5. (AP)

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