2003 Nasdaq-100 Open Info

Pre-event
Page2
Page3
Page4
Page5
Review Men's Final


RESULTS FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2003
Singles - Final
(2) A Agassi (USA) d (5) C Moya (ESP) 63 63 in 1 hour, 11 minutes

Final Notes
* Agassi captured his tournament record sixth tournament title (men & women), surpassing wife Stefanie Graf's total of five. He improved his career match record to a tournament-best 55-11.
* Agassi broke Moya in the fourth game of the opening set and in the seventh and ninth games of the second set to become the first man to win three consecutive NASDAQ-100 Open titles.
* Agassi is off to an ATP-best 18-1 start this season, his best record since going 19-1 in 1995. He also increased his ATP Champions Race lead to 103 points over No. 2 Rainer Schuettler.
* Agassi connected on 71 percent of his first serves (fired eight aces) to Moya's 49 percent and three aces. Agassi saved all three break points against him.
* Moya was the first Spaniard to reach the tournament final since Sergi Bruguera lost to Thomas Muster in the 1997 final. He was attempting to become the first Spanish title winner in the tournament's 19-year history.

Agassi Quotes
"Today was certainly a great day for me, serving-wise. I think specifically
because it was breezy. Any time you can get a good percentage of first
serves in, especially on key points, in windy conditions, it's a big
advantage. I did that well today."

"This is as good as I could ever hope for. To win Australia means a
successful year, regardless what happens. Let along to continue the momentum
and to capture a couple more tournaments, especially this one, being the big
event that it is. And I feel great about how I feel mentally, how I feel
physically. Very positive going out on to the clay season, hopeful that
everything is going to stay together. Ten days ago, two weeks ago, I wasn't
so sure if I was even going to play here."

"I thought it (match) was a high standard. I mean, he missed a few -- he
likes to slam his serve and get away with a few cheap points. The ones he
would sort of slam, he missed a lot of those. But it was windy conditions.
Hard to just throw it up and sort of chuck it. I got into the points and
made him work. I was letting my game go. So I don't think it had much to do
with his competitiveness or his fight; it had more to do with me sort of
converting on opportunities I got and making some things happen at crucial
times."

"Well, to be honest, this week, I'm just so relieved that my shoulder isn't
getting my attention on every serve, that I just -- it just feels good to go
up and go after it. I can't say anything specific right now except I sort of
relied on my legs a lot because of my shoulder, and I'm really getting up on
it well."

Moya Quotes
"I think I didn't play a good match at all. He put a lot of pressure, he
played great, but if I wanted to win this match, I had to serve very well,
and today, I didn't. Also, my return has been very bad. When we were playing
the points, I think, you know, were were very tight. But the key has been
his serve and my serve. I'm supposed to serve better than him, and today, I
didn't at all. So I had nothing to -- he didn't give me any chance."

"As I said before, I think my return today has been very bad. I've been
returning better serve than that without no problem, and today, I don't know
what reason, I have not been able to return at all. So, he gets many free
points with his serve. He plays very relaxed. There's no way that I can beat
him."

AGASSI SIX PACK -- Here are the men with the most finals/titles in
tournament history:
Finals Titles
Andre Agassi (USA) 8* 6
Pete Sampras (USA) 4 3
Ivan Lendl (CZE) 3 2
Thomas Muster (AUT) 2 1
Mats Wilander (SWE) 2 1

* Includes this year

AGASSI IN "KEY" FINALS -- Agassi has a 6-2 career record in finals here in
Key Biscayne:
2003 -- Andre Agassi d. Carlos Moya 63 63
2002 -- Andre Agassi d. Roger Federer 63 63 36 64
2001 -- Andre Agassi d. Jan-Michael Gambill 76(4) 61 60
1998 -- Marcelo Rios d. Andre Agassi 75 63 64
1996 -- Andre Agassi d. Goran Ivanisevic 3-0 40-0 Ret.
1995 -- Andre Agassi d. Pete Sampras 36 62 76(3)
1994 -- Pete Sampras d. Andre Agassi 57 63 63
1990 -- Andre Agassi d. Stefan Edberg 61 64 06 62

ALL-TIME OPEN ERA TITLE LEADERS (since 1968) --

No.
1) Jimmy Connors 109
2) Ivan Lendl 94
3) John McEnroe 77
4) Pete Sampras 64
5) Bjorn Borg 62
Guillermo Vilas 62
7) Ilie Nastase 57
Andre Agassi 57
9) Boris Becker 49
10) Rod Laver 47

TENNIS MASTERS SERIES TITLES LEADERS --
No.
Andre Agassi 16
Pete Sampras 11
Thomas Muster 8
Michael Chang 7
Four players with 5


 

TOP OF PAGE