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July 7, 2000 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For six-time champion Pete Sampras, the path to the Wimbledon final has always been predictable. The last stop, in the semifinals, featured a superb grass-court player as his opposition: Boris Becker (1993), Todd Martin (1994), Goran Ivanisevic (1995), Todd Woodbridge (1997) and Tim Henman the last two years. Now, standing in his way, is a 22-year-old qualifier from Belarus who is wearing borrowed clothes, staying in a borrowed flat, and if Sampras has his way, is playing on borrowed time.
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July 7, 2000 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For six-time champion Pete Sampras, the path to the Wimbledon final has always been predictable. The last stop, in the semifinals, featured a superb grass-court player as his opposition: Boris Becker (1993), Todd Martin (1994), Goran Ivanisevic (1995), Todd Woodbridge (1997) and Tim Henman the last two years. Now, standing in his way, is a 22-year-old qualifier from Belarus who is wearing borrowed clothes, staying in a borrowed flat, and if Sampras has his way, is playing on borrowed time.
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July 11, 2000 | LISA DILLMAN
MEN 1. Pete Sampras--Tennis in the dark never looked so good. 2. Patrick Rafter--Loses final, airs out Philippoussis, wins over Aussie fans. 3. Andre Agassi--Called Davis Cup assignment in Spain "a tennis nightmare." 4. Mark Philippoussis--Two weeks of good work unravel after Davis Cup debacle. 5. Gustavo Kuerten--More grass for "Guga" in Davis Cup. 6. Lleyton Hewitt--Reached Wimbledon mixed doubles final with girlfriend, Clijsters. 7.
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September 24, 2004 | From Associated Press
Andy Roddick will play Vladimir Voltchkov today to open the Davis Cup semifinal between the United States and Belarus. Olympic silver medalist Mardy Fish was drawn Thursday to face Max Mirnyi in the second singles match. The doubles match in the best-of-five series is Saturday, with the reverse singles Sunday. As of Thursday, the doubles teams were set to be twins Bob and Mike Bryan of Camarillo against Mirnyi and Alexander Skrypko.
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September 25, 2004 | From Associated Press
Andy Roddick hit a record 155-mph serve in his 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Vladimir Voltchkov on Friday to help the United States take a 2-0 lead over Belarus in Davis Cup best-of-five semifinal competition at Charleston, S.C. Mardy Fish defeated Max Mirnyi in the second singles match, 7-5, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. Roddick's serve in the final game of the match eclipsed his record of 153 mph set at the Queen's Club tournament in England in June.
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February 12, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Defending champion Croatia was one of six countries that advanced to the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup on Saturday by winning doubles matches for unbeatable 3-0 leads. Ivan Ljubicic and Mario Ancic beat Austria's Jurgen Melzer and Julian Knowle, 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 8-6, in Graz, Austria. * In Amsterdam, Russia eliminated the Netherlands when Igor Andreev and Mikhail Youzhny beat Raemon Sluiter and John Van Lottum, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.
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February 11, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Mario Ancic beat Jurgen Melzer, 6-7 (2), 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3, and Ivan Ljubicic beat Stefan Koubek, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4, Friday as Croatia began defense of its Davis Cup title by taking a 2-0 lead over Austria at Graz, Austria. * Max Mirnyi and Vladimir Voltchkov gave Belarus a 2-0 lead over two-time champion Spain in Minsk. Mirnyi defeated Tommy Robredo, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3, and Voltchkov beat David Ferrer, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. * Russia took a 2-0 lead over the Netherlands in Amsterdam.
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September 26, 2004 | From Associated Press
Twins Bob and Mike Bryan led the United States into the final of the Davis Cup for the first time in seven years with a 6-1, 6-3, 7-5 win Saturday over Max Mirnyi and Vladimir Voltchkov of Belarus. The victory by the Bryans, the world's seventh-ranked doubles team, set off a jubilant celebration at the Family Circle Tennis Center. The crowd rose and chanted "USA!" and members of the American team, who lost only one set in three matches over two days, formed a circle and hugged each other.
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March 6, 2005 | From Associated Press
Defending champion Spain was eliminated from the Davis Cup on Saturday when Slovakia took an insurmountable 3-0 following a doubles victory at Bratislava, Slovakia. Karol Beck and Michal Mertinak beat Albert Costa and Rafael Nadal, 7-6 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (8), as Slovakia got to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2000. Spain, which beat the United States to win its second Davis Cup three months ago, was without three top players -- Carlos Moya, Tommy Robredo and Juan Carlos Ferrero.
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July 8, 2000 | J.A. ADANDE
Pete Sampras isn't exactly marching toward the record books. Limping along is more like it. His inflamed left shin has been the most newsworthy aspect of his six victories this fortnight at Wimbledon. He has proceeded through the brackets without much flair against a string of unseeded opponents. He has not been dominant; he has not been pushed to greatness.
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March 7, 2005 | From Associated Press
Paul-Henri Mathieu blew three match points before finally outlasting gritty Thomas Johansson, 6-1, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4, to clinch a 3-2 victory for France over Sweden in the Davis Cup World Group on Sunday at Strasbourg, France. Sweden tied the match earlier in the day when Joachim Johansson rallied from a set down to beat Sebastien Grosjean, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-1. France moves on to play Russia in the quarterfinals.
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