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Dent, Fish move on to semifinals

Updated: August 19, 2004, 6:35 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Two unheralded Americans were able to do something Andy Roddick couldn't -- reach the Olympic singles semifinals.

Mardy Fish advanced to the medal round by beating Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday night, while Taylor Dent was a 6-4, 6-1 winner against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic, the 18-year-old who upset No. 1 Roger Federer.

It was quite a 24-hour turnaround for the U.S. contingent: Roddick, Venus Williams and two other women, plus the men's ...

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