VINA DEL MAR, Chile -- Three-time Grand Slam champion
Gustavo Kuerten beat Filippo Volandri of Italy on Friday and will face
defending champion David Sanchez in the semifinals of the BellSouth
Kuerten, seeded second, lost a 5-0 lead in the second set, as
Volandri broke the Brazilian's serve twice and forced the
tiebreaker. But Kuerten won to take the match 6-1, 2-6, 7-6
Sanchez ousted fourth-seeded Gaston Gaudio of Argentina 3-6,
6-2, 7-5 in their quarterfinal, the Spaniard's first win in five
Gaudio said the clay surface at the Las Salinas club in this
resort city near Santiago "was not perfect, but that's no excuse
for my loss."
Later Friday, Nicolas Massu and Fernando Gonzalez were meeting
in an all-Chile quarterfinal, while Argentina's Mariano Zabaleta
was playing Brazil's Flavio Saretta.