Sporting Digest: Tennis

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MARSEILLES MEN'S OPEN Quarter-finals: D Nargiso (It) bt T Carbonell (Sp) 6-1 7-6; M Rosset (Swit) bt D Rikl (Cz Rep) 7-6 7-5; M Stich (Ger) bt J Bjorkman (Swe) 7-5 7-6; A Boetsch (Fr) bt H Leconte (Fr) 6-2 6-4.

DUBAI MEN'S OPEN Quarter-finals: A Volkov (Rus) bt H Holm (Swe) 6-4 0-6 7-5; M Gustafsson (Swe) bt I Lendl (US) 4-6 6-2 3-1 ret; W Ferreira (SA) bt P Korda (Cz Rep) 6-4 3-6 6-2; S Bruguera (Sp) bt M Gollner (Ger) 6-4 6-3.

SAN JOSE MEN'S OPEN (San Jose, Calif) Second round: R Reneberg (US) bt M Ruah (Ven) 6-2 6-1; J Tarango (US) bt J Stark (US) 5-7 6-3 6-3; K Braasch (Ger) bt A O'Brien (US) 6-4 6-2; B MacPhie (US) bt L Mattar (Bra) 6-2 6-3; D Nainkin (SA) bt J-P Fleurian (Fr) 6-1 6-4; B Shelton (US) bt J Grabb (US) 3-6 6-2 6-3.

DAVIS CUP Asian-Oceania Zone Group Two quarter-final (Bangkok): Thailand lead Sri Lanka 2-0 (N Srichaphan bt J Wijeyesekera 6-3 6-0 6-3; V Thongkamchu bt R De Silva 6-2 6-1 6-1). Group One preliminary round (Peking): Japan lead China 2-0 (S Matsuoka bt Pan Bing 6-7 4-6 6-3 6-2 7-5; Y Yamamoto bt Xia Jiaping 6-1 6-3 6-2). Euro-African Zone Group B preliminary round (Harare): Zimbabwe lead Luxembourg 2-0 (W Black beat A Mills 6-1 6-1 6-2; M Gurr bt A Graimprey 7-5 6-4 3-6 7-6). American zone Group One (Montevideo): Uruguay lead 2-0 (D Perez bt J A Pino 7-5 6-3 6-1; M Filippini bt M Tabares 6-1 4-6 6-3 6-0.

TORAY PAN-PACIFIC WOMEN'S OPEN (Tokyo) Quarter-finals: M Maleeva-Fragniere (Swit) bt M Kochta (Ger) 6-4 6-4; M Navratilova (US) bt L Neiland (Lat) 6-4 6-4; K Boogert (Neth) bt P Shriver (US) 6-1 6-4; S Graf (Ger) bt J Nejedly (Can) 6-1 6-1.

LTA WOMEN'S SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Telford) Singles semi-finals: C Taylor (Oxon) bt L Giroud (Fr) 6-2 6-4; K Robanova (Bucks) bt A Castera (Fr) 7-6 6-7 6-3. Doubles semi-finals: P Iversen (Zim) and E Nortje (Nam) bt M Hughes (N Wal) and M Mair (E of Sco) 2-6 6-1 6-4; A Smith (Staffs) and S Tse (IoM) bt G Coorengel (Neth) and K Warne-Holland (Cheshire) 6-2 6-3.

CEDRIC PIOLINE may return to the French team for the first round of Davis Cup against Hungary in March. Pioline fell out with the French federation a year ago over its refusal to let him use his personal trainer during a training session.

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