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Ginepri‘s Magical Run at the Open Ended by Veteran Agassi

September 12, 2005 12:04 PM
Photo Courtesy of Gianni Chiaccia / Sportvision
Marietta, GA’s Robby Ginepri’s impressive showing at this year’s US Open came to an end when he lost a heartbreaking five setter to tennis legend Andre Agassi in the semifinals on Saturday. Ginepri, who had never made it past the third round at the US Open and has only advanced into the fourth round twice at a Grand Slam event, shocked many when he was able to take Agassi to a fifth set, ultimately losing 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.


The semifinal contest was the fourth consecutive five set match for Ginepri at this year’s Open, setting a new US Open Record.

Ginepri, who was ranked no. 46 in the world entering the Open jumped 25 spots in the latest ATP rankings and is now ranked no. 21. This summer has been quite a turnaround for a player who was ranked as high as 103 on July 5th of this year.

During his US Open run, Ginepri defeated the likes of Tommy Hass (the 29th seed), Richard Gasquet (the 13th seed), and Guillermo Coria (the 8th seed). By defeating Coria, it was the fourth time this summer that Ginepri has beaten a Top 10 player; an amazing feat considering his career record against Top 10’s at the time was 7-19.

Though Ginepri did not come home with the Open title, he has shown the world the type of tennis he is capable of playing. He also leaves with his name in the US Open record books and hopefully he can carry this momentum into the fall season and then into 2006.

 

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