This was the match Agassi proclaimed tennis, not himself, the winner.
It was everything a tennis fan could hope for from a man set to take his victory lap and another man with a renewed desire for the game.
In 2004, Blake didn't even know if he would walk again. A year later, Blake was making his best run ever at the US Open.
He defeated Nadal and Robredo in the third and fourth round and the stage was set for an exquisite display of clean ball striking.
Blake displayed the form he was carrying into the match early on as he strolled to an early two set lead. It looked all but over for Andre as he had just played a five-setter in the previous round, and no one believed he would have enough to extend this match to a deciding set.
To the surprise and joy of everyone watching, extend the match is exactly what Agassi did. The fifth set tie-break was as nail-biting as the rest of the match, with Agassi finally coming through to take it 8-6.
The match clearly inspired him as he went on to reach the final, where he was finally stopped by a Federer in his prime.