Agassi advances to U.S. Open quarterfinals

Sept. 5, 2005 at 8:19 PM

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Americans Andre Agassi and James Blake won their matches Monday at the U.S. Open and will meet in the quarterfinals.

Agassi, 35, defeated Belgian Xavier Malisse 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 4-6, 6-2 and Blake beat Tommy Robredo 4-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-3.

Agassi, appearing in his 20th straight U.S. Open, is a two-time champion and three-time runner-up. He has never lost a match at the Open with a two-set cushion.

An eight-time Grand Slam titlist, Agassi has sole possession of second place on the list of U.S. Open victories with 75. Jimmy Connors won a record 98 U.S. Open matches.

Argentine Guillermo Coria moved on with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Chilean Nicolas Massu in a match that lasted four hours and 32 minutes.

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