Agassi outlasts Blake in five sets

Updated: September 8, 2005, 12:33 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Andre Agassi, 35 years young, took a pounding for two sets from a sizzling James Blake, pounced back at him for two more, then survived a tiebreaker in a wondrous five-set drama reminiscent of Jimmy Connors' legendary run to the U.S. Open semifinals at 39.

Rendered helpless at the start by Blake's dazzling speed and precision, Agassi asserted himself in the third set Wednesday night, turned the match around and looked fresher at the end of a 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 ...

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