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Raiffeisen GP Finals Set

May 24, 2002

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ST. POELTEN, Austria (AP) _ Second-seeded Nicholas Lapentti will meet Fernando Vicente in Saturday’s final of the Raiffeisen Grand Prix tournament.

After the Ecuadorean defeated Oliver Rochus 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, Vicente dominated the second semifinal, beating Flavio Saretta 6-4, 6-2.

Down one set after a strong performance by his Belgian opponent, Lapentti pulled even with a decisive second set, then controlled the match the rest of the way.

Vicente, of Spain, lost the first game of the second set and was on the verge of falling behind 2-0, but he held on to win easily against Saretta, a Brazilian.

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