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Sampras in Austria Tennis Final

October 17, 1998

VIENNA, Austria (AP) _ Pete Sampras outlasted fellow American Todd Martin 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) today to advance to the final of the CA Trophy ATP tournament.

On Sunday, Sampras will seek his fourth title of the year against Karol Kucera of Slovakia, who defeated Britain’s Greg Rusedski 7-6 (8-6), 6-4.

Sampras, after falling behind a break in the second set, pulled even at 6-all and then won the first three points of the tie-break en route to the victory.

Sampras, involved in a close race with Patrick Rafter and Marcelo Rios for the top ranking as the season enters its final weeks, is playing in the indoor tournament in Vienna’s Stadthalle as a wild card.

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