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Tennis: Agassi Knocked Out of Delray Beach International


Popular American tennis star Andre Agassi has been knocked out of the quarterfinals at the Delray Beach International in Florida.

The top seed and former world number one lost in straight sets Friday to Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, 6-4, 6-2. The Spaniard next takes on defending champion Xavier Malisse of Belgium in the semifinals. The third-seeded Malisse rallied after dropping the first set to eliminate sixth-seeded Florian Mayer of Germany 6-7, 6-2, 6-3.

Meanwhile, fourth-seeded Tommy Haas of Germany beat Luxembourg's Gilles Muller in straight sets (6-3, 6-2). Haas next plays eighth-seeded American Vince Spadea, a straight-sets winner over Lee Hyung-taik of South Korea (6-3, 6-3).

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.