Saturday, August 16, 2003
Noon - Andy Roddick (7) vs. Max Mirnyi; followed by (after appropriate rest) Mahesh Bhupathi-Max Mirnyi (1) vs. Wayne Arthurs-Paul Hanley (7).
7 p.m. - Rainer Schuettler (8) vs. Mardy Fish; Bob Bryan-Mike Bryan (2) vs. Mark Knowles-Daniel Nestor (3).
The battle between the big servers occurs at noon today when Andy Roddick meets Max Mirnyi. Roddick has the fastest serve thus far this week at 139 mph, and last month he tied tennis' all-time record with a 149-mph blast. Mirnyi has hit 131 mph this week and had 18 aces in a round-of-16 victory over Hicham Arazi. They have never faced each other.
Noon-2 p.m., ESPN2 (live); 11 p.m.-1 a.m., ESPN2 (delayed).
Available for all remaining sessions. Sessions and ticket prices: today, noon and 7 p.m. ($34 per session); Sunday, 1 p.m. doubles final, followed by 4 p.m. singles final ($40). Call 651-0303 for info.
I-71 North to exit 24, left onto Western Row, right onto Tournament.
I-71 North/South to exit 25, west onto Route 741, left onto CourseView Drive.
I-75 North to exit 22, right onto Tylersville, right onto Western Row, left onto Tournament.
I-75 South to exit 29, left onto West Route 63, right onto South Route 741, continue on Kings Mills, right onto CourseView.
Max Mirnyi def. Guillermo Coria (6) 6-2, 7-5; Andy Roddick (7) def. Mariano Zabaleta 6-1, 6-2; Rainer Schuettler (8) def. Robby Ginepri, 6-2, 6-3; Mardy Fish def. David Nalbandian 7-6 (3), 6-3.
Wayne Arthurs-Paul Hanley (7) def. Todd Woodbridge-Jonas Bjorkman (4) 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3; Mark Knowles-Daniel Nestor (3) def. Michael Llodra-Fabrice Santoro (6) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1; Bob Bryan-Mike Bryan (2) def. Gaston Etlis-Martin Rodriguez 6-1, 6-4; Mahesh Bhupathi-Max Mirnyi (1) def. Martin Damm-Cyril Suk (8) 7-6 (4), 6-4.
Robby Ginepri didn't win the point, but he got plenty of style points for his between-the-legs shot. Serving at 5-2 in the first set, Rainer Schuettler lobbed a ball over Ginepri's head, and Ginepri took off running after it. Going full steam, he caught up to it and whacked it backward between his legs - blindly - and directly back over the net. Unfortunately for him, Schuettler was waiting there and hit a forehand volley for a winner.
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