Injured Agassi Quits in Lyon
Nov. 11, 2000
LYON, France (AP) _ Andre Agassi, favoring his right leg and requiring treatment from a trainer, quit after the first set of his semifinal Saturday at the $800,000 Lyon Grand Prix.
Agassi, seeded second, lost the first set 6-3 to Arnaud Clement. The Frenchman had eliminated Agassi in the first round of the U.S. Open this summer.
In Sunday's final, Arnaud will play the winner of the semifinal between Thomas Enqvist of Sweden and Patrick Rafter of Australia.
It was clear from the outset that Agassi was not at full strength. He was struggling with his game, falling behind 3-0. Agassi then needed a three-minute break in which his trainer massaged his right leg.
Agassi managed to break back to get back on serve but then lost the next two games. After Clement held serve to wrap up the set, Agassi decided to retire.