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  Tuesday, 28 August, 2001, 02:58 GMT 03:58 UK
Agassi turns on the style
Andre Agassi made short work of Bryan
Andre Agassi looked impressive against Bryan
Andre Agassi made short work of beating fellow American Mike Bryan 6-4 6-1 6-0 in 75 minutes in the first round of the US Open.

The second seed enhanced his reputation as the king of floodlit tennis with his no-nonsense approach.


There was no letting up, he's like a shark out there
Mike Bryan

"To me it's the greatest arena to play tennis in, the night match at the Open.

"I've always loved it, I love the energy. I've had nothing but great experiences and it's a great way to start," said the 1994 and 1999 champion.

Bryan gave a good account of himself in the early exchanges, breaking Agassi's first service game.

But once the 31-year-old Agassi got going, there was no slowing him. He stormed through the third set in a mere 18 minutes with the loss of just eight points.

"There was no letting up, he's like a shark out there," said Bryan.

"He has so much depth and his angles take you so far outside the court, it's hard to hit it."

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