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Tuesday, 18 February, 2003, 14:53 GMT
Amazing Agassi claims title

Siebel Open

Andre Agassi holds the title aloft
No one has beaten Agassi this year

Andre Agassi cruised to a 6-3 6-1 victory over sixth seed Davide Sanguinetti of Italy to claim a record-equalling fifth title at the $380,000 event in San Jose, California.

The win saw him draw level with John McEnroe for the most tournament wins in the Bay Area in the Open era (1968).

And his 12th successive win in 2003 - he has only dropped two sets all year - helped him to his 56th career tournament victory.

It feels great and I couldn't be happier

Andre Agassi

"For me, this feeling only gets better," Agassi told spectators before accepting his trophy.

"Every title here has been more special. I saw the ball so well all week.

"I want to be the person who wins this title the most.

"It feels great. Between now and a year ago a lot of questions have been answered and I couldn't be happier where things are."

Sanguinetti, seeking his third career title, complained about several tight line calls, but could have little argument with the result..

"I thought he was going to miss a little bit more, but he didn't miss at all," Sanguinetti said.

"I said sooner or later he's going to miss, but the time didn't come. "When he's playing like that, he's the best. He's hitting the ball on the line, he's perfect, he's like a machine."

After losing the first two games of the match, Agassi lost just one more game in the first set.

He won the first three games of the second set before Sanguinetti held serve, then won three straight games to claim the title.

He also won the tournament in 1990, 1993, 1995 and 1998.


Bellsouth Open

Unseeded Spaniard David Sanchez upset third seed and crowd hero Marcelo Rios in Sunday's final in Vina del Mar.

Sanchez lost the first set but hit back to beat the Chilean 1-6 6-3 6-3.

It was a first ATP Tour title for 24-year-old Sanchez but means that Rios, who had not dropped a set in the tournament, is still yet to win a title in his homeland.

He has now lost all four of the finals he has appeared in there.

All the action from the ATP Tour this week

w/e 16 Feb 2003

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