Thursday, September 08, 2005

A Match For The Ages

Andre Agassi's five set comeback victory over James Blake last night was one of the greatest tennis matches ever played. Blake took the first two sets 6-3, 6-3. Agassi bounced back to win the next two sets by the same score, setting up a one final set.

Blake was up a break late in the fifth set, but Agassi broke back to even the score. Even after they reached 6-6 in games and went to a tie breaker, the match remained even, reaching 6-6 in the tie break.

Agassi hit two big shots at the end to win the tie breaker and the match, then he and Blake embraced at the net, fully aware of the great match they had just played.

It was tennis at its best.


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