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Agassi to play compatriot Dent next

Updated: January 19, 2005, 3:43 PM ET
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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Andre Agassi and Marat Safin were quick and nearly mistake-free in advancing to the third round of the Australian Open.

Eighth-seeded Agassi looked sharp Wednesday in ousting Rainer Schuettler of Germany 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 in a rematch of the 2003 final. Agassi, who has been working through stiffness from a hip injury that raised doubts whether he could even play in the Grand Slam opener, is seeking his fifth Australian Open title.

Safin, who tied a record ...

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