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Federer falls to Agassi

Federer wipes his face during a tough match against Agassi

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Top Swiss tennis player Roger Federer has crashed out of the US Open Grand Slam with a thud after losing in straight sets to twice champion, America's Andre Agassi.

Agassi, winner of the Open in 1994 and 1999, brushed aside the 13th-seeded Federer 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in just 83 minutes.

The second seed converted five of six break opportunities and was never broken in nine chances by Federer.

"I came out here and felt great from the start," Agassi said after the match. "There wasn't a part of my game that I wasn't feeling great about. It was just one of those days."

It was Agassi's 16th consecutive US open, and his strongest performance of the tournament so far.

For Federer, however, the tournament was a disappointment. Although the Swiss, in an impressive showing earlier this year, had ended world number one Pete Sampras's reign as Wimbledon champion in the fourth round, he failed on Monday to seize a winning opportunity against Agassi in New York.

"He had his chances to get his teeth into the match," Agassi said. "I just came up with some good shots at the right time."

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