Guccione beats Gasquet to reach Adelaide semis

Updated: January 5, 2007, 7:55 AM ET
Associated Press

ADELAIDE, Australia -- Australian Chris Guccione used 22 aces to help overcome an early 5-0 deficit and beat second-seeded Richard Gasquet of France 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the Adelaide International quarterfinals Friday.

Losing the first five games of the first set within 12 minutes, Guccione blasted serve after serve down the middle line to frustrate Gasquet and get back into the match. Guccione added three aces in the third-set tiebreaker, the last on match point.


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