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Last Updated: Saturday, 6 September, 2003, 15:56 GMT 16:56 UK
US Open photos - day 13
Juan Carlos Ferrero stretches for a forehand
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Juan Carlos Ferrero takes an early lead in the first men's semi-final, breaking top seed Andre Agassi's serve in the first game
Andre Agassi wipes his brow
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Agassi can't recover the break and loses the first set to the Spaniard 6-4
Juan Carlos Ferrero punches the air with delight
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French Open champion Ferrero punches the air with delight as he breaks again early in the second set
Andre Agassi stretches for a backhand
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Despite considerable encouragement from the New York crowd Agassi drops his serve three times in the second set, losing it 6-3
Andre Agassi watches the ball after a forehand
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After some epic games Agassi finally gets a break ahead and stays in the match by taking the third set 6-3
Juan Carlos Ferrero salutes the crowd
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But Agassi's comeback is shortlived as Ferrero displays enormous amounts of guts and no little skill to claim the fourth set 6-4 and go through to the final
Andy Roddick plays a double-handed forehand
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The home crowd's attentions switch to Andy Roddick who takes on David Nalbandian in the second semi-final
David Nalbandian stretches to play a shot
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But it's Nalbandian who claims the first set on a tie-break as both players look impressive on their own serve
David Nalbandian watches his shot go over the net
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Nalbandian silences the packed stands by dominating the second set taking it 6-3 and leaving Roddick staring at defeat
Andy Roddick reacts after losing a point
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Roddick becomes frustrated as he just can't get to grips with the Nalbandian serve in a tight third set
Andy Roddick looks to the heavens after narrowly winning the third set
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The number four seed keeps his hopes of a first Grand Slam victory alive by winning the third set tie-break
Andy Roddick serves during the semi-final
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Roddick finds a new gear in the fourth set cruising through 6-1 and breaking Nalbandian three times to set up a decider
David Nalbandian looks disappointed
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Nalbandian just can't regain his momentum and from being match-point up in the third he loses the match in five sets




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