Agassi suffered only his second defeat in 17 singles matches - a run which has seen him win two ATP Tour titles - losing 6-2, 0-6, 7-6. Spadea, ranked 44 in the world, was delighted to have claimed his first victory over his American compatriot.
"I'm on my way," Spadea said. "This is a big win, I believed in myself. You can't die out there just because it's Agassi. I played my game and let him feel the pressure."
Agassi had his chances and was serving for the match at 5-4 in the deciding set but allowed his opponent to get back into the match and take it into a tie-break which Spadea dominated, winning it 7-2.Reuse content