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Kuerten Reaches AT&T Semifinals

February 24, 2001

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) _ Brazil’s Gustavo Kuerten advanced to the semifinals of the AT&T Cup on Friday, beating Argentina’s Gustavo Canas 0-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Kuerten, ranked No. 2 in the world, will face Spain’s Fernando Vicente on Saturday in the clay-court tournament.

Vicente advanced when Austria’s Markus Hipfl retired at the start of the second set because of dehydration. Vicente won the first set 6-4 in stifling heat at the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.

Qualifier Jose Acasuso of Argentina also advanced, upsetting second-seeded countryman Franco Squillari 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4. In the final quarterfinal, fourth-seeded Gaston Gaudio of Argentina faced countryman Guillermo Coria.

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