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2000 Wimbledon semifinalist steps in

Updated: August 14, 2004, 1:03 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Irakli Labadze of Georgia withdrew from the Olympic tennis tournament Friday with a right wrist injury and will be replaced in the singles draw by 2000 Wimbledon semifinalist Vladimir Voltchkov of Belarus.

Labadze is left-handed, but he uses a two-fisted backhand. He's been a semifinalist at two tournaments this year, though he has a four-match losing streak.

Labadze, who's ranked 46th, was to face No. 14-seeded Nicolas Kiefer of Germany in the first round ...

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