Tennis: Chang in Hong Kong decider

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The Independent Online
Michael Chang reached his second final in a week with a 6-2 7-5 victory over another American, Brad Gilbert, in the Hong Kong Open. Chang, beaten by Pete Sampras in the Japan Open final last weekend, faces the Australian, Patrick Rafter, a 6-3 6-4 winner against second-seeded Ivan Lendl. The semi-finals of the Nice Open, in which the American Jim Courier was due to meet Switzerland's Marc Rosset, were postponed because of rain. They were rescheduled for this morning, with the final to follow this afternoon.

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