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Last Updated: Sunday, 25 January, 2004, 03:39 GMT
Gamewatch: Agassi v Srichaphan
All the action as it happened as defending champion Andre Agassi defeats Paradorn Srichaphan in the fourth round at the Australian Open.

Result: Agassi 7-6 6-3 6-4 Srichaphan


Third set

Agassi 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 6-4 Srichaphan
Srichaphan goes down fighting, earning a 30-15 lead, but Agassi slams the door and clinches a quarter-final place with a scintillating backhand winner.

Agassi 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 5-4 Srichaphan
Srichaphan, still troubled by the ankle injury, does well to force Agassi to serve out the match.

Agassi 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 5-3 Srichaphan
Time is running out for Srichaphan, with Agassi showing no signs of a let-up in the barrage of winners.

Agassi 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 4-3 Srichaphan
Srichaphan shows his remarkable fighting spirit to hold serve with some thrilling winners. The trainer immediately arrives on court to treat the Thai's injured ankle.

Agassi 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 4-2 Srichaphan
More trouble for Srichaphan as he pulls up in pain after a sharp turn. He takes a short breather but Agassi shows no mercy and holds to love.

Agassi 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 3-2 Srichaphan
Agassi finally breaks through to leave Srichaphan in dire trouble. The fourth seed clenches his fist after a ferocious rally on break point which ends with Srichaphan failing to cope with a passing shot.

Agassi 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 2-2 Srichaphan
Agassi cruises through his service game.

Agassi 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 1-2 Srichaphan
Srichaphan's fourth double fault gives Agassi two break points but the Thai refuses to lie down. He produces an ace to save the first and a trademark forehand winner sees off the danger.

Agassi 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 1-1 Srichaphan
Srichaphan is still delighting the crowd with some wonderful winners, but Agassi remains in control.

Agassi 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 0-1 Srichaphan
Srichaphan displays a rare show of anger as he double-faults to give Agassi two break points. The American misses a sitter at the net to surrender the first, and a booming first serve from Srichaphan saves the second.


Second set

Agassi 7-6 (7-3) 6-3 Srichaphan
Srichaphan makes Agassi fight for the two-set advantage but the fourth seed recovers from 0-30 down to take complete control.

Agassi 7-6 (7-3) 5-3 Srichaphan
Agassi misses out on one break opportunity, but on a second forces Srichaphan into an error and he will serve for a two-set lead.

Agassi 7-6 (7-3) 4-3 Srichaphan
Agassi loses his first point on serve since the first game of the set but Srichaphan cannot take advantage.

Agassi 7-6 (7-3) 3-3 Srichaphan
Srichaphan registers his first love service game.

Agassi 7-6 (7-3) 3-2 Srichaphan
Agassi's serve remains impregnable. After the game, Srichaphan has treatment on a cut finger.

Agassi 7-6 (7-3) 2-2 Srichaphan
Agassi fires a backhand down the line to reach 30-15 but Srichaphan unleashes a ferocious forehand to level the game and goes on to hold with his fourth ace of the match.

Agassi 7-6 (7-3) 2-1 Srichaphan
Agassi holds to love and appears to be finding some consistency now.

Agassi 7-6 (7-3) 1-1 Srichaphan
Srichaphan responds to the increasing pressure by holding comfortably.

Agassi 7-6 (7-3) 1-0 Srichaphan
Agassi looks despairing as an attempted drop shot barely reaches the net but it is the only point he loses in an otherwise routine service game.


First set

Agassi 7-6 (7-3) Srichaphan
A horribly mishit return lands in to give Agassi a 4-1 lead and having saved five set points earlier in the set, the defending champion takes control of the match.

Agassi 6-6 Srichaphan
Agassi seems rattled by Srichaphan's ability to vary the pace on his groundstrokes and must save two more set points. The fourth seed clings on to force the tiebreak.

at 0-30 and seems rattled by Srichaphan's ability to vary the pace on the ball. The American berates himself when a double fault gives the Thai set point,

Agassi 5-6 Srichaphan
Frustration for Agassi who is mixing some sublime play with some uncharacteristic errors allowing Srichaphan to move ahead once more.

Agassi 5-5 Srichaphan
Against the run of play, Srichaphan earns three sets points. However, Agassi shows his class by saving all three with some stunning attacking play.

Agassi 4-5 Srichaphan
Agassi forces two errors from his opponent but Srichaphan for once avoids break points and moves one game away from the first set.

Agassi 4-4 Srichaphan
Agassi's serve is proving too much for Srichaphan at the moment and the fourth seed holds to 15.

Agassi 3-4 Srichaphan
Srichaphan is under pressure again as Agassi engineers four more break points but he is unable to convert any of them. The Thai hangs on as Agassi is left shaking his head in disbelief.

Agassi 3-3 Srichaphan
Agassi once again races through his service game.

Agassi 2-3 Srichaphan
Srichaphan faces a break point but survives.

Agassi 2-2 Srichaphan
Agassi holds easily to put the pressure on his opponent.

Agassi 1-2 Srichaphan
Srichaphan moves ahead with some heavy hitting from the baseline.

Agassi 1-1 Srichaphan
Srichaphan breaks back immediately to level the set immediately.

Agassi 0-1 Srichaphan
Srichphan wins the toss and elects to serve, but is broken.




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