Agassi pulls out of Cincinnati with back pain

August 14, 2006 01:21 PM
MASON, Ohio (AP) -- Andre Agassi on Saturday pulled out of the upcoming Cincinnati Masters because of back pain.

"Andre is reluctantly unable to play,'' tournament director Bruce Flory said Saturday. "He had every intention of playing, but just didn't feel physically right in his practice sessions here.''

The tournament starts Monday near Cincinnati. The 36-year-old Agassi intends to end his 20-year pro career at the US Open, which begins Aug. 28 in New York.