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Tennis: Federer, Roddick to Meet in Melbourne's Kooyong Classic

Top-ranked Roger Federer of Switzerland and second-ranked Andy Roddick of the United States will meet in the final of the Kooyong Classic exhibition tennis tournament in Melbourne. It could be a possible preview of the Australian Open title match. The year's first grand slam event begins Monday, also in Melbourne.

Federer advanced in this round-robin event by beating Tim Henman of Britain, 6-4, 6-2, in 61 minutes on Friday. Roddick had advanced to the final on Thursday after compatriot Andre Agassi retired from their match in the first set with an injured hip.

Agassi plans to make an unscheduled appearance against Britain's Tim Henman following the Federer-Roddick final Saturday. Agassi wants to test the hip to see if he'll be fit for next week's Australian Open, an event he's won four times.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP.