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Benjamin Becker (Fin/Intl Bus) Defeats Andre Agassi in U.S. Open

Sept. 5, 2006

Baylor student Benjamin Becker, who majors in Finance and International Business at the Hankamer School of Business, won over Andre Agassi in Agassi's final career match at the U.S. Open.

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The New York Times: Roddick, Having Created New Chapter, Provides a Postscript -- When he stopped to think about it, Andy Roddick was amazed that he had a legend in his upstairs guest bedroom.

CNN International/Reuters: Roddick ends Becker's run -- The Cinderella story ended on Monday for Benjamin Becker, the man who put Andre Agassi into retirement with his third-round U.S. Open victory over the American great on Sunday.

Associated Press/Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Becker was too strong -- A few days ago, Benjamin Becker wandered into Arthur Ashe Stadium, hoping to watch a match. The guards kicked him out. He didn't have a ticket. Besides, they didn't recognize him -- hardly anyone outside the tennis world did, actually. That changed Sunday.

New York Newsday: Parting is such sweet sorrow; Agassi's swan song fails to become one last big hit, but crowd, opponent Becker give respectful send-off -- For one final week, Andre Agassi kept sneaking tennis explosives past the security people who keep the U.S. Open safe for healthy young athletes. Yesterday, he got caught

New York Daily News: Era ends with Agassi agony -- The end came at 2:29 on a sun-dappled afternoon, after three rounds, four injections and 224 Grand Slam victories.

The Boston Globe: Agassi can't hold back Becker, tears -- Thus the weeklong Flushing Meadows Fiesta of Andre (a.k.a. the US Open) would run 3 hours 3 minutes longer before he was put out of work by a stranger, a passer-by named Benjamin Becker. Despite the return of sunshine, it was a dark day for innumerable Agassiacs.

New Jersey Star-Ledger: U.S. Open: Becker wins graciously -- Someone was eventually going to beat Andre Agassi here, and perhaps Benjamin Becker was as good a choice as anyone. A gifted player who helped Baylor win the NCAA championship, Becker's greatest achievement yesterday might not have been beating the great Andre Agassi.

The New York Times: Agassi's Career Comes to a Close With a Loss -- It hardly ended with a whimper yet it ended just the same for Andre Agassi.

The New York Times: A Day to Rest for Agassi; Time to Think for Becker -- The start of Labor Day weekend was too wet for tennis labor, and the United States Open's latest rained-out sessions gave Andre Agassi one more day to recover and Benjamin Becker one more day to think.

The New York Times: A Day Later, Agassi's 5-Setter Has Painful Repercussions -- Play resumed yesterday at the United States Open, with the fresh memory of Andre Agassi's five-set, late-night victory over Marcos Baghdatis still sparking conversation as the forehands and backhands zipped and dipped over the nets.

ESPN: Who is Benjamin Becker

ESPN: Agassi's career ends with loss to Becker

Houston Chronicle: Becker suffers mixed emotions

Sports Illustrated: Farewell, Andre

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