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Federer is the king of New York; TENNIS.

WORLD number one Roger Federer won the US Open with a 6-3 2-6 7- 6 (7/1) 6-1 win over American veteran Andre Agassi.

Defending champion Federer was tested until the tiebreaker in the third set.

Having won the first set, the Swiss star had to withstand an Agassi onslaught in the second as the 35-year-old, the oldest Grand Slam finalist in 31 years, hit a series of spectacular winners to level the match.

Federer took control in the third set tiebreaker, winning it 7-1, and swept to victory in the fourth set, despite Agassi saving two match points in the sixth game.

It was a record 35th consecutive hardcourt victory for Federer, who has won a record 23 straight finals and never has lost a Grand Slam final in six tries.

Belgian fourth seed Kim Clijsters, who had lost all four of her previous Grand Slam finals, finally won her elusive first major title with an emphatic 6-3 6-1 rout of Mary Pierce.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Sep 12, 2005
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