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Agassi gets another shot at Davis Cup

Next stop: Zimbabwe.

Andre Agassi barely finished winning the men's championship before looking forward to a Davis Cup match in Harare next week.

"Davis Cup has a different energy and I'm thrilled to be a part of it again," Agassi said.

Agassi's coach, Brad Gilbert, was somewhat less thrilled about at least one part of the trip to Africa.

"Five shots, can you believe I had to get five shots?" Gilbert said of the medical requirements shortly before he boarded a plane to Harare.

AND I'D LIKE TO THANK . . . What, no mention of Steffi Graf in Agassi's post-match speech? For the moment, Agassi prefers to keep his private life private.

"Certain things are sacred," he said. "Our relationship is for us, not for the world."

DAVENPORT OUT: Women's champion Lindsay Davenport has withdrawn from this week's Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo to recuperate from a left hamstring injury. She pulled out of the women's doubles semis at the Open because of the injury but went on to beat Martina Hingis in the singles final.

JUNIOR CHAMPS: Andy Roddick of Boca Raton won his first junior Grand Slam title, 7-6 (2), 6-3 over Mario Ancic of Croatia. The No. 2 junior in the world, Roddick is focusing on the next step in his career.

"As far as striking the ball, I'm close to the next level," the 17-year-old said. "But as far as movement, conditioning and my mental state, I'm not close."

No. 1 seed Aniko Kapros of Hungary won the girls' singles title 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 over No. 2 Maria Jose Martinez of Spain.

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