Bruguera through on the hour: Tennis

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The top seeds, Sergi Bruguera and Andrei Medvedev, each dropped only four games yesterday as they cruised through to the final of the men's Czech Open in Prague. Bruguera, the No 1 seed, needed only 60 minutes to dispatch his fellow Spaniard Alberto Costa 6-1 6-3 while Medvedev, of the Ukraine, beat the third-seeded Czech Slava Dosedel 6-3 6-1. Bruguera suffered a minor scare when Costa was 3-2 up and held two break points in the second set but he fought back to win the remaining games with ease. Today's final will be the first meeting between the players since Medvedev beat Bruguera in the final of the Monte Carlo Open in April. Meanwhile in Kitzbuhel, Austria, Fabrice Santoro of France meets Goran Ivanisevic in today's final of the EA Generali tournament. In yesterday's semi-final, Santoro held off the local hero Thomas Muster to win 2-6 7-6 7-6. Ivanisevic brushed aside Tomas Carbonell, of Spain, 7-6 6-0.

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