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COURIER REACHES SEMIFINALS

Jim Courier of the United States secured a berth in the semifinals of the China Open in Beijing with a solid 6-4, 6-3 victory over Slovakia's Jan Kroslak.

The top-seeded Courier will play third-seeded Thomas Johansson of Sweden, who beat Gianluca Pozzi of Italy, 6-2, 6-4. Denmark's Kenneth Carlsen and Magnus Gustafsson of Sweden also secured semifinal berths.

In Basel, Switzerland, Australia's Mark Philippoussis upset top-seeded Yevgeny Kafelnikov, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, in the quarterfinals of the $975,000 Swiss Indoor tournament.

Britain saw its top two players advance to the semifinals, eliminating two Swedes to set up the possibility of the first all-British final in ATP history.

Fourth-seeded Greg Rusedski, ranked 10th in the world, defeated sixth-seed Thomas Enqvist, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-3, while Tim Henman, ranked 20th, beat No. 31 Magnus Norman, 6-3, 6-2. In the other quarterfinal, seventh-seeded Czech Petr Korda downed Lionel Roux of France, 6-3, 6-4.

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