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Injured Agassi Quits Masters
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SHANGHAI, China (Reuters) - Andre Agassi (news) pulled out of the Masters Cup Thursday with a hip injury hours after his Gold Group loss to Juan Carlos Ferrero left him without any chance of qualifying for the semi-finals of the year-ender.
Agassi had been due to play already-qualified Swiss Roger Federer in a final group match Friday but withdrew injured.
"Andre Agassi is very disappointed," tournament director Brad Drewett said. "He came to the tournament with a hip injury that he sustained in Paris. He aggravated that injury in tonight's match and has been forced to withdraw from the tournament.
"Fortunately, Australian Open (news - web sites) champion Thomas Johansson is available and will take Andre's place in tomorrow's match."