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01-17-2004, 06:40 AM
Nalbandian upsets Agassi in Australian Open tuneup

January 17, 2004

AP - Jan 16, 2:05 am EST
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Andre Agassi lost his final Australian Open tuneup match, falling 6-2, 6-3 Saturday to Argentina's David Nalbandian in the Commonwealth Bank International.

Nalbandian, who knocked off top-ranked Andy Roddick a day earlier, broke Agassi's serve four times and constantly pressured the American in the championship match.

Roddick withdrew from a consolation match against second-ranked Roger Federer, saying he had blisters.

The 33-year-old Agassi is seeking his ninth Grand Slam title and fifth Australian Open crown.

``I was sort of pressing in a lot of parts of my game today. I was pretty lucky to get the five games I got,'' Agassi said. ``Today was a tough day, no question. I felt I played well. He played well on the big shots. I found myself admiring some.''

01-17-2004, 06:50 AM
Agassi is a real champion and always gracious in defeat. As for David - guess I don't need to say any more than I AM SO HAPPY for him :)

01-17-2004, 06:59 AM
go David... now let's see some results at the AO, hopefully a win?

01-17-2004, 07:57 AM
wow...well done David and WHAT A SCORE!!! He's really making his mark these days! I hope he continues to do well.

01-17-2004, 08:00 AM
Congrats to David. I bet Andre tryed to attack David's BH , & found out thats the worst thing you could do!! I'm glad to see people finally coming around, Nalbandian is 3rd in votes for Who will win the Aussie Open( the new one with more options)

01-17-2004, 08:06 AM
well, I voted for him...though I really do want Roger to win, but my next favourite will be David.

01-17-2004, 08:11 AM
yay, congrates Nalbandian

01-17-2004, 08:24 AM
well that wasnt much of a war...

but David won so yay :yippee: :worship:

01-17-2004, 01:30 PM
wow! 6-2, 6-3 is v.impressive against a player like andre. congrats david! (plz win the ao for the sake of yonex :) ).

01-17-2004, 01:59 PM
wow david!

:bounce: :banana: :woohoo: :worship:

i know it's only an exhibition but beating agassi 2 & 3 in australia is just :D

01-17-2004, 03:39 PM
i think david could go far in ausopen....lets just hope he does not get another sore wrist!!!