Poor weather put a damper on the start of the 2006 U.S. Open. Attendants squeegeed water off the court in Arthur Ashe Stadium during a rain delay on Aug 28, and rainfall the following day was even worse -- none of the 64 scheduled matches were completed.
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Two-time defending U.S. Open champion Roger Federer serves in his first-round match with Yeu-Tzuoo Wang on Aug. 30. Federer won 6-4, 6-1, 6-0.
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Rafael Nadal is bidding to become the first man to win both the French Open and the U.S. Open in the same season since Andre Agassi did it in 1999.
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Unseeded Serena Williams won consecutive matches against seeded players, beating No. 17 Daniela Hantuchova and No. 16 Ana Ivanovic.
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Andre Agassi kept his final tournament going, with the aid of a cortisone injection, by beating eighth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 7-5.
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Marcos Baghdatis showed his frustration during his match with Andre Agassi. Baghdatis rallied from a two-set deficit with the crowd against him but finally lost to Agassi.
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Andre Agassi, 36, and Marcos Baghdatis, 21, congratulate one another at center court after a nearly four-hour match on Aug. 31.
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Andre Agassi acknowledges the support from the crowd of about 23,700 after his victory over Marcos Baghdatis.
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James Blake paid tribute to Andre Agassi during a victory over Teimuraz Gabahvili, donning an outfit reminiscent of Agassi's image more than a decade ago.
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2003 U.S. Open winner Andy Roddick has played with renewed confidence since being coached by Jimmy Connors.
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No. 2 seed Justine Henin-Hardenne won her first four matches to advance to the quarterfinals against Lindsay Davenport.
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As of Sept. 5, top-ranked Roger Federer had yet to lose a set in three rounds at the U.S. Open.
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No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the first time after winning his fourth match of the tournament.
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Despite drawing occasional boos and whistles from a crowd that also applauded his faults, Benjamin Becker played craftily in his victory over Andre Agassi.
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Benjamin Becker of Germany became the last player to beat Andre Agassi, sending him into retirement with a 7-5, 6-7 (7-4), 6-4, 7-5 victory in the third round on Sunday.
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A teary-eyed Andre Agassi reacts to a lengthy standing ovation from the crowd after the final match of his career.
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Ninth-seeded Andy Roddick survived a five-set battle with No. 22 Fernando Verdasco on Sunday.
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Top-ranked Amelie Mauresmo labored over the weekend to defeat opponents Mara Santangelo and Serena Williams.
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