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Last Updated: Monday, 17 November, 2003, 01:43 GMT
Federer thrashes Agassi
Switzerland's Roger Federer
Federer played some marvellous shots
Wimbledon champion Roger Federer finished the season in style by thrashing Andre Agassi to win the Masters Cup final in Houston.

The Swiss won 6-3 6-0 6-4 to end the year ranked second in the world behind US Open champion Andy Roddick but ahead of Juan Carlos Ferrero and Agassi.

"This whole week has been fantastic," said Federer in Texas.

"I thought I was in the toughest group, with the toughest opponents, but I came out winning each match."

Federer was a set and a break up against Agassi when the match was interrupted for over two hours by rain.

But when it resumed, the 22-year-old Swiss star continued to play wonderful tennis and he closed out the contest.

Federer won all of his five matches at the tournament, including beating Roddick in the semi-finals.

At 33, Agassi was hoping to become the oldest player to win the season-ending tournament, but he just could not live with Federer's superior backcourt play.

After the final, Agassi hinted that he intends to carry on playing next season.

"You (Federer) are an inspiration to watch move and play and you are going to make me get better next year," said Agassi.

The veteran American, playing in his first event since losing in the US Open semi-finals, had also been beaten by Federer in the group stages earlier the week.




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