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   Sunday, 26 January, 2003, 02:57 GMT
Gamewatch: Agassi v Schuettler
Men's final score:

Andre Agassi bt Rainer Schuettler 6-2 6-2 6-1


Game-by-game updates:

Third set:

Agassi 6-2 6-2 6-1 Schuettler
Schuettler bravely fights off two match points but he is helpless to save a third as Agassi dispatches a familiar winning return to claim his fourth Australian Open title - and his eighth Grand Slam win.

Agassi 6-2 6-2 5-1 Schuettler
Agassi adds to his ace count as he holds to 15. Schuettler's body language suggests he has all but given up.

Agassi 6-2 6-2 4-1 Schuettler
A horror show from Schuettler leaves the German facing a humiliating defeat. He completely mishits a second serve on break point to hand Agassi a double break.

Agassi 6-2 6-2 3-1 Schuettler
Another ace down the middle and Agassi looks unstoppable in his quest for a fourth Australian Open title.

Agassi 6-2 6-2 2-1 Schuettler
Schuettler's nerve goes once more and he plays two tentative points to fall 0-30 down. A thunderous backhand winner gives Agassi three break points and Schuettler forlornly nets a backhand.

Agassi 6-2 6-2 1-1 Schuettler
Agassi completes another dominant service game with his favourite ace down the middle.

Agassi 6-2 6-2 0-1 Schuettler
Schuettler relaxes and opens the third set with an impressive service game, ending it by reaching an Agassi drop shot and dispatching a clean winner.


Second set:

Agassi 6-2 6-2 Schuettler
Agassi cruises into a two-set lead in under an hour as Schuettler fails to put his opponent under any pressure.

Agassi 6-2 5-2 Schuettler
Disaster for Schuettler, who is becoming more and more frustrated by his failings. Agassi breaks again to leave the German facing a humiliating defeat.

Agassi 6-2 4-2 Schuettler
Schuettler looks to bounce back immediately as he produces two deft volleys to lead 0-30. But Agassi's greater experience saves him and he produces a drop volley to consolidate his lead.

Agassi 6-2 3-2 Schuettler
Schuettler's nerve fails him as Agassi steps up the pressure. The American executes a cute drop shot to move to 0-30 before a double fault puts Schuettler in deep trouble. The German saves two break points but is passed at the net on the third.

Agassi 6-2 2-2 Schuettler
Schuettler misses out on an opportunity to bring up break point when he fires a simple return into the net. And he slams his racket into the ground when another unforced error hands Agassi the game.

Agassi 6-2 1-2 Schuettler
Agassi wins one of the best points of the match after a breathtaking angled forehand - but it is the only point Schuettler loses as he holds to 15.

Agassi 6-2 1-1 Schuettler
Agassi is the beneficiary of an overrule from the umpire which puts him up 30-15 and more crisp hitting clinches an easy service hold.

Agassi 6-2 0-1 Schuettler
Schuettler puts his disappointment behind him to begin the second set in positve style.


First set:

Agassi 6-2 Schuettler
Agassi is fortunate to see a mishit forehand drop on the baseline at 0-30, but he wins the next three points to take control of the match.

Agassi 5-2 Schuettler
A double fault on the first point puts Schuettler on the back foot and he fails to recover - Agassi moving to within one game of a one-set lead.

Agassi 4-2 Schuettler
Schuettler produces a stunning forehand winner to take the first point of the game and leave Agassi looking suddenly vulnerable. The American survives - but it is far from comfortable now.

Agassi 3-2 Schuettler
Schuettler appears to have calmed his nerves and two successive aces help him to a love service game.

Agassi 3-1 Schuettler
After such an impressive start, Agassi's level dips slightly and Schuettler gets an unexpected chance to recover one of the breaks. The German plays a patient point before attacking the net to force Agassi into a mistake.

Agassi 3-0 Schuettler
Schuettler raises his arms in relief as the crowd cheers his first point and he gets a second when Agassi dumps a forehand into the net. But the 31st seed plays two ill-advised drop shots and miscontrols a forehand volley at break point to complete a nightmare start.

Agassi 2-0 Schuettler
Schuettler looks bewildered as Agassi opens with a love service game - which includes his first ace. The German is yet to win a point.

Agassi 1-0 Schuettler
Schuettler, in his first Grand Slam final, makes an understandably nervous start - while Agassi races out of the blocks. Two stunning returns and an unexpected put away at the net give the American three break points. He dispatches another searing return winner to grab an early advantage.

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