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Last Updated: Sunday, 16 November, 2003, 01:52 GMT
Federer cruises past Roddick
Roger Federer cruised past world number one Andy Roddick
Federer beat Roddick for the second time in a week
Switzerland's Roger Federer cruised past world number one Andy Roddick in the last four of the Masters Cup to set up a final against Andre Agassi.

Agassi, who beat Rainer Schuettler in the first semi-final, is bidding to win the tournament for a second time, 13 years after he first triumphed in the event.

In the second semi-final Wimbledon champion Federer needed just 62 minutes to secure a 7-6 (7/2), 6-2 win over Roddick, who was crowned world number one earlier in the week.

Federer has won all four of his matches at the tournament, including a round-robin victory over Agassi on Monday.

Agassi had to produce a brave comeback as he beat Schuettler 5-7 6-0 6-4.

My age is irrelevant to me when I'm on the court
Masters Cup finalist Andre Agassi

Agassi, who had not played since losing to Juan Carlos Ferrero in the semi-finals of the US Open, arrived at the tournament with low expectations.

"I came in here with some questions. I felt good. Was I going to be ready?" he said.

"It has turned out to be a good decision (to rest), one I should have made a lot more often the past few years.

"There have been a lot of years I have come to this tournament far more spent than prepared."

Victory on Sunday would make Agassi the oldest winner at any year-end championship in ATP history.

"I have spent the better part of my career being older," he said.

"My age is irrelevant to me when I'm on the court."





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