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After second set lapse, Kuerten finishes Volandri

Updated: February 13, 2004, 8:43 PM ET
Associated Press

VINA DEL MAR, Chile -- Three-time Grand Slam champion Gustavo Kuerten beat Filippo Volandri of Italy on Friday and will face defending champion David Sanchez in the semifinals of the BellSouth Open.

Kuerten, seeded second, lost a 5-0 lead in the second set, as Volandri broke the Brazilian's serve twice and forced the tiebreaker. But Kuerten won to take the match 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (4).

Sanchez ousted fourth-seeded Gaston Gaudio of Argentina 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 in their quarterfinal, the Spaniard's ...

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