Corretja and Agassi in Legg Mason final

Top-seeded Andre Agassi routed 14th-seeded David Prinosil of Germany 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the final of the Legg Mason Classic in Washington.

Top-seeded Andre Agassi routed 14th-seeded David Prinosil of Germany 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the final of the Legg Mason Classic in Washington.

Agassi, seeking his sixth Legg Mason title, on Sunday will face second-seeded Alex Corretja, the Spanish star who beat third-seeded Nicolas Kiefer of Germany 7-6 (2), 6-2.

Agassi used his powerful return on Saturday to break serve three times in the first set, and again at 4-3 in the second advancing to the finals for the third consecutive year.

"He's not going to want to get up there and rally a lot of balls," Agassi said. "I kept the advantage in the point and made him pull triggers that he didn't want to pull."

Agassi broke serve in the first game of the match and dominated rally after rally, hitting 16 winners and forcing the German into 36 unforced errors.

"He put me under pressure, but I had no chance in the first set," Prinosil said. "When I had the chances he came up with a good shot, that's why he won."

After the singles victory, Agassi teamed with Sargis Sargsian to beat Thomas Shimada and Myles Wakefield 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the doubles semifinals. Agassi and Sargsian will play top-seeded Alex O'Brien and Jared Palmer in the final Sunday.

In a matchup of doubles partners, Corretja broke Kiefer four times, the most important one coming when Kiefer served for the first set at 6-5. After squandering a set point earlier in the game, Kiefer double-faulted to send the set to a tiebreaker.

Kiefer never recovered, losing the final five points of the tiebreaker and five consecutive games in the second set to fall behind 5-1.

"He had set point, and from that point made a couple of mistakes and gave me the break," Corretja said. "After the break, I played good tennis."

Results from the $800,000 Legg Mason Classic ATP Tour hard-court tournament:

Singles - Semifinals

Alex Corretja (2), Spain, def. Nicolas Kiefer (3), Germany, 7-6 (2), 6-2. Andre Agassi (1), United States, def. David Prinosil (14), Germany, 6-1, 6-3.

Doubles - Quarterfinals

Wayne Arthurs, Australia, and Nenad Zimonjic (6), Yugoslovia, def. Bob and Mike Bryan, United States, 6-3, 7-6 (5). Thomas Shimada, Japan, and Myles Wakefield (5), South Africa, def. Alex Corretja, Spain, and Nicolas Kiefer, Germany, walkover.

Doubles - Semifinals

Andre Agassi, United States, and Sargis Sargsian, Armenia, def. Thomas Shimada, Japan, and Myles Wakefield (5), South Africa, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Alex O'Brien and Jared Palmer (1), United States, def. Wayne Arthurs, Australia, and Nenad Zimonjic (6), Yugoslavia, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.

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