Andre Agassi is set to play in the &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/sport/2003/01/16/42129.html ' target=_blank>Australian Open despite a hip injury that forced him to quit an exhibition match leading up to the year's first &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/2003/06/03/47792.html ' target=_blank>Grand Slam tournament. Agassi, a four-time winner of the Australian Open, said the small tear in a tendon in his right hip didn't trouble him too much. He lost in three sets to Tim Henman on Saturday and is a "100 percent starter" for the Australian Open, which begins Monday, reports San Francisco Chronicle.
According to the Times of India, the 34-year-old American was hurt on Thursday but came through an exhibition match against Tim Henman at the Kooyong Classic on Saturday and pronounced himself ready to go after a practice session at Melbourne Park on Sunday.
"I pulled up pretty well after two hours of play yesterday so that's a good sign," Agassi said.