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Sargsian is ready for Fourth Round vs. his friend Andre Agassi!

Sargsian Wins Another Marathon To Reach Fourth Round



Veteran Armenian Sargis Sargsian set a new endurance record en route to the fourth round of the US Open on Saturday. After toiling for more than five hours in the second round to defeat Athens gold medalist Nicolas Massu in five sets, Sargsian rallied from two sets down and later match point down to stun Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, 7-6(4).

Sargsian needed 4 hrs., 39 mins. to stop Mathieu, with the final set alone lasting 94 minutes. No player has ever spent more time on court in back-to-back matches.

Sargsian advanced to meet close friend and mentor Andre Agassi – a player Sargsian admits he fears more than any other on the ATP circuit.

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"I don't know how I did it, I just kept fighting at the end," said Sargsian, who saved two match points at 6-5 down in the fifth set before winning the tiebreak 7-4.

"I felt a bit stiff before the start but I felt better than I did against Massu."


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saved match points in his 2nd round and 3rd round

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Sargsian Outlasts Mathieu in Grandstand Classic
by Greg Laub
Saturday, September 4, 2004

In what may go down as one of the greatest battles of the tournament, Sargis Sargsian and Paul-Henri Mathieu gutted it out in front of a delirious Grandstand crowd tonight, and when all was said and done, neither player left anything on the court.

Sargis Sargsian in an all out barn burner on Grandstand against Paul-Henri Mathieu in a third round match. Sargsian went on to win after five-sets.

After Mathieu jumped in front with a two-set lead, Sargsian took the next two, and it was then sent to a deciding fifth set.

Paul-Henri Mathieu blasting away at opponent Sargis Sargsian in a third round match.

The final set went back and forth for more than an hour and a half -- that's right, an hour and 38 minute fifth set -- until finally reaching a tie-breaker, which Sargsian won 7-4, completing an amazing 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, 7-6(4) come from behind victory.

A pumped up Sargis Sargsian defeated Paul-Henri Mathieu in a five-set third round barn burner on Grandstand Saturday night.

When Mathieu finally pushed the final shot into the net, Sargsian fell to the ground and put his hands over his face, then got up and fired tennis balls, his shirt -- anything he could find -- into the wild crowd.

It was a real shame that either player had to lose, but in the end, it was Sargsian who came through with the big points when he needed them most. and this coming off a thrilling five setter against Nicolas Massu on Thursday evening.

"It's hard to beat Massu's match," Sargsian said after his victory tonight. "We probably did today."

Not only did Sargsian come back from two sets down for the fourth time in his career, he did it by holding off two late match points. Serving at 5-5, Sargsian and Mathieu played into six heartwrenching deuces, with Mathieu finally holding serve. At 5-6, Sargsian was down 30-40 before getting it to duece, and then was facing another elimination point when Mathieu slapped a winner down the baseline. But Sargsian dug deep and win the final three points of the game to send the match to the decisive tie-break.

In the tie-break, Sargsian had a double match point, but did not let it get away, as Mathieu lofted a forehand long and sent the amplified fans into a frenzy.

The 31-year-old Armenian came into this year 7-7 in the US Open, and had never before gotten past the third round.

He will next face his good friend Andre Agassi in the fourth round, and he will do so after playing more than 12 hours in just three matches. Agassi has played just five.



Grandstand - MS - 3rd Round

Sargis Sargsian ARM 4 4 6 6 77

Paul-Henri Mathieu FRA 6 6 4 2 64

- Mathieu's last match win at a major before here was at 2002 Wimbledon.

- Sargsian is appearing in the US Open for the eighth time.

- Mathieu was injured until July of this year, and missed all three majors.

- The match time was four hours and 44 minutes.
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That was another great match to watch in this year's USO. The quality of play, fight from the players and unexpected twists and turns eg Baghdatis winning a set off Federer is amazing. and the USA coverage has been excellent as well, sometimes 12 hours a day.
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It was another spellbinding match. I was litterally holding my breath during some of the rallies.
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star, you are so right. From the time USA picked up the coverage until the conclusion, I was mesmerized by the shots, the crowd, the momentum swings, and the players' hearts. You could tell they both wanted it BAD. They fought to the death and still treated each other professionally. Pretty awesome.

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star, you are so right. From the time USA picked up the coverage until the conclusion, I was mesmerized by the shots, the crowd, the momentum swings, and the players' hearts. You could tell they both wanted it BAD. They fought to the death and still treated each other professionally. Pretty awesome.



Gigan, thanks for the great article. This author seems to really understand the essence of the sport.
I think this was even better than the match with Massu because of the lack of personal dramatics and gamesmanship. I was pulling for Sargsian, but both players were worthy of winning.

I'm glad that Matthieu is playing well and fighting hard. I know this is a hard loss for him, but I hope he takes heart from it and continues to progress.

to USA for cutting away from the advertised match of the evening to show us the wonderful end of this great match. Also thanks to USA for showing some of the Rochus match. It was also terrific from what I saw. The U.S. Open crowds are being repaid in full for all the rain delays of last year. There have been marvelously exciting matches this year. YAY Grandstand Court!!
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Do you know? -
Serge is also a good server.
At the moment he is the second
in the ace leaders list with 51 aces...

And leader is J.Johansson (SWE) - 66 aces!!!


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Schedule at Arthur Ashe, 11.00 AM Start


1. Men's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Nicolas Kiefer (GER)[19]
vs. Tim Henman (GBR)[5]

followed by
2. Men's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Sargis Sargsian (ARM)
vs. Andre Agassi (USA)[6]


3. Women's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Venus Williams (USA)[11]
vs. Lindsay Davenport (USA)[5]
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