Rusedski ousts Kafelnikov

Defending champion Greg Rusedski ousted fourth-seeded Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the $800,000 CA Trophy tennis tournament in Austria. Rusedski served 16 aces and was very happy with his performance in Vienna after so many injuries. "The floor is fair," the Briton told the Austria Press Agency after winning 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3. "This was one of my best matches this year," he said. Kafelnikov was not so happy. "Nobody likes to lose," the Russian said. "But the floor here is so slow it's ridiculous. This is an indoor match and not the French Open." Earlier in the day, second-seeded Magnus Norman of Sweden fell to 19-year-old Roger Federer, leaving the tournament without its two top seeded players at the end of the first round. On Monday, top seed Marat Safin also lost his first game in the opening night. Norman, ranked No. 4 in the world on the ATP list, lost to the young Swiss 6-4, 6-7, 4-6 after two hours and 27 minutes of play. In other play Tuesday, eighth-seeded Cedric Pioline of France earned a berth

Defending champion Greg Rusedski ousted fourth-seeded Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the $800,000 CA Trophy tennis tournament in Austria. Rusedski served 16 aces and was very happy with his performance in Vienna after so many injuries. "The floor is fair," the Briton told the Austria Press Agency after winning 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3. "This was one of my best matches this year," he said. Kafelnikov was not so happy. "Nobody likes to lose," the Russian said. "But the floor here is so slow it's ridiculous. This is an indoor match and not the French Open." Earlier in the day, second-seeded Magnus Norman of Sweden fell to 19-year-old Roger Federer, leaving the tournament without its two top seeded players at the end of the first round. On Monday, top seed Marat Safin also lost his first game in the opening night. Norman, ranked No. 4 in the world on the ATP list, lost to the young Swiss 6-4, 6-7, 4-6 after two hours and 27 minutes of play. In other play Tuesday, eighth-seeded Cedric Pioline of France earned a berth in the second round, defeating Zbynek Mlynarik 6-3, 6-2. Nlynarik, a native of Vienna, had been a hometown hopeful. Two other Frenchmen, Arnaud Clement and Jerome Golmard also moved into the second round after ousting Jan-Michael Gambill of United States and Italy's Gianluca Pozzi, respectively, in straight sets. In the final match of the night, Andreas Vinciguerra of Sweden beat Jiri Novak, Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-4.

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