Sporting Digest: Tennis

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AN unseeded 19-year-old Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov, ranked No 253 in the world, knocked out the former Wimbledon champion Michael Stich in the third round of the Godo men's tournament in Barcelona yetserday.

GODO MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Barcelona) Third round (Sp unless stated): T Muster (Aut) bt R Furlan (It) 7-5 6-2; M Gustafsson (Swe) bt C Costa 0-6 6-2 7-5; A Medvedev (Ukr) bt K Novacek (Cz Rep) 6-2 6-2; R Krajicek (Neth) bt J Arrese 6-4 6-2; Y Kafelnikov (Rus) bt M Stich (Ger) 4-6 6-3 6-3; A Agassi (US) bt J Sanchez 6-3 7-6; I Lendl (US) bt F Dewulf (Bel) 6-3 6-1; S Bruguera (Sp) bt R Gilbert (Fr) 6-4 6-3.

JIM COURIER, the world No 1 and defending Japan Open champion, was beaten 6-4 6-2 in the third round yesterday by an unseeded fellow American, Jonathan Stark.

JAPAN OPEN (Tokyo) Men's singles, third round: T Woodbridge (Aus) bt C Bergstrom (Swe) 3-6 7-6 6-3; W Masur (Aus) bt J Siemerink (Neth) 6-7 6-4 6-2; P Sampras (US) bt G Raoux (Fr) 6-4 6-7 6-3; D Wheaton (US) bt A Mansdorf (Isr) 6-1 6-2; J Stark (US) bt J Courier (US) 6-4 6-2; N Borwick (Aus) bt A Volkov (Rus) 6-7 6-4 7-6; H Holm (Swe) bt D Vacek (Cz Rep) 6-4 6-4; B Gilbert (US) bt D Flach (US) 5-7 6-1 6-4. Women's singles, quarter-finals: K Date (Japan) bt M Oremans (Neth) 6-3 4-6 6-3; M Endo (Japan) bt P Fendick (US) 6-4 7-5.

BAUSCH & LOMB WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP (Amelia Island, Florida) Third round: A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) bt L Davenport (US) 6-2 6-4; S Stafford (US) bt L McNeil (US) 7-6 4-6 6-3; M Maleeva- Fragniere (Swit) bt S Hack (Ger) 7-5 6-4; N Zvereva (Bela) bt P Tarabini (Arg) 7-5 1-6 6-4; A Coetzer (SA) bt K Rinaldi (US) 7-5 5-7 6-3; L Meskhi (Geor) bt A Gavaldon (Mex) 6-4 6-0.

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