PARIS (AP) -- Andre Agassi's bid for another French Open title was stopped Thursday by Juan Carlos Ferrero, whose consistent groundstrokes led him to a 6-3, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 quarterfinal victory.
"The guy has a big game, he's hard to stop. I'd have to put him as the favorite at this point," Agassi said after Ferrero advanced to his third straight semifinal at Roland Garros.
The key to the match: Agassi's 87 unforced errors to 71 for the hard-hitting Ferrero, who at 22 is 10 years younger.
"I use my legs offensively. I'm not a gazelle out there running down shots one after another," Agassi said.
"Heavy conditions favor the guy who moves better and gets more off his racket. And on this surface, it's in Ferrero's hands."
The match was suspended Wednesday by rain and an inspired Agassi came back out to capture the second set and tie the match.
But with the third set tied at 5-5, Agassi squandered three break points in the 11th game. Ferrero then broke to win the set when Agassi hit a backhand wide, double-faulted and sailed a forehand long on the final three points.
Agassi's frustrations began to show in the fourth when he let out a primal scream after one error and mocked one of his own errant shots with a curtsy.
Trailing 5-1, he broke and held before Ferrero served out the victory to make the semifinals for a third straight year.
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