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Old 12-13-2012, 02:47 PM   #8
Moose Malloy
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some stats from espn.
after 3 sets:
Kucera 38 winners, 17 unforced(he was 14/2 in the 2nd set)
Sampras 40 winners, 37 unforced

The way Kucera beat Agassi at the 2000 French Open was extremely impressive, by 2-6, 7-5, 6-1, 6-0.

PARIS (AP) -- Defending French Open champion Andre Agassi, hobbled by a blistered big toe, limped out of the tournament with a stunning second-round loss Thursday.

Karol Kucera won 16 of the final 17 games to upset the top-seeded Agassi 2-6, 7-5, 6-1, 6-0.

Agassi controlled the match early and led 5-3 in the second set before two blisters on the big toe of his right foot began to bother him. Agassi requested a trainer at 5-4, Gilbert said, but didn't receive treatment until falling behind 4-1 in the third set.

Gilbert said the blisters tore open and Agassi couldn't move, even after he had the toe taped.

"We put our heart and soul into all of this and just get bad luck sometimes," Gilbert said.

As the match progressed, Agassi occasionally winced in pain and became increasingly erratic with his shots. On break point in the opening game of the fourth set, he didn't try for a shot by Kucera down the line.

Agassi won only six points in the final set and finished with 60 unforced errors.

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