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Tennis: Grosjean Upsets Agassi at US Men's Clay Court Championships


Sebastien Grosjean celebrates victory over Andre Agassi, Friday
French tennis star Sebastien Grosjean capitalized on American Andre Agassi's serving problems and pulled off the upset Friday night with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston, Texas.

Second-seeded Agassi, who only hit 49 percent of his first serves, fell apart after winning the first set. The sixth-seeded Grosjean moves on to play Nicolas Lapentti of Ecuador in the semifinals. Lapentti got by American James Blake 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 in a battle of unseeded players.

Top-seeded Andy Roddick of the United States powered his way into the semifinals in a 6-4, 6-1 straight-set, victory over number eight Luis Horna of Peru. Roddick hit 14 aces and 70 percent of his first serves against Horna. Roddick will play seventh-seeded Austrian Jurgen Melzer, who ousted third seed and defending champion Tommy Haas of Germany, 2-6, 6-2, and 6-4.

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