Rafter to seek out Phillippousis

Pat Rafter is to meet Mark Philippoussis next week to discuss his commitment to the Davis Cup. Soon after losing to Pete Sampras in the Wimbledon final earlier this month, Rafter accused his fellow Australian of "jerking us around" after he withdrew from the Davis Cup semi-final against Brazil. Australia won the tie 5-0 and will meet Spain in the final in December.

Pat Rafter is to meet Mark Philippoussis next week to discuss his commitment to the Davis Cup. Soon after losing to Pete Sampras in the Wimbledon final earlier this month, Rafter accused his fellow Australian of "jerking us around" after he withdrew from the Davis Cup semi-final against Brazil. Australia won the tie 5-0 and will meet Spain in the final in December.

Rafter said Philippoussis should make up his mind whether he wanted to play in the Davis Cup. "I will be seeing him in a week's time so it will be very interesting to see how that feeling is towards each other," Rafter said. "I can't imagine it being great, so we'll wait and see."

Philippoussis is the top seed for the Mercedes Benz Cup in Los Angeles this week after pulling out of the semi-final claiming a sore knee and tiredness.

The unfancied Romanian Adrian Voinea overcame 12th seed Carlos Moya 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of the Generali Open in Kitzbühel yesterday. The Spaniard took the opening set easily and looked the likely winner as Voinea struggled to hold his serve.

The Romanian dropped serve again in the second set before breaking back for 3-3 with a spectacular forehand cross. He again robbed Moya of his serve for 5-3.

Voinea broke for 5-4 in the deciding set and won on the second of his three match points.

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