Agassi rallies to beat Delgado
Thu Feb 2, 2:20 AM ET
DELRAY BEACH, United States (AFP) - Top-seeded American Andre Agassi rallied to a 4-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-0 triumph over Paraguayan Ramon Delgado at the ATP Delray Beach Championships.
The 35-year-old Agassi skipped the
Australian Open because of a nagging ankle injury suffered playing racquetball late last year.
He made his 2006 debut at the 380,000 dollar hardcourt event on Monday, dispatching Brazilian Ricardo Mello, 6-4, 6-4.
Agassi faced a much more difficult challenge in Delgado, who beat American Bobby Reynolds in the first round.
After winning the opening set, Delgado was one game away from the upset, taking a 6-5 lead in the second set.
But Agassi won the 12th game of the second set and won the tiebreak before cruising to the victory and setting up a meeting with Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the quarterfinals.
Garcia-Lopez posted a 6-3, 6-2 triumph over American qualifier Todd Widom, who had upset No. 5 Wesley Moodie of South Africa in the first round.