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Scud on course for Wimbledon rematch

30/08/2003 06:23:17 AM Comments (0)

Mark Philippoussis remained on course for a Wimbledon final rematch with Roger Federer after advancing impressively to the US Open third round at Flushing Meadows.

Philippoussis thumped unseeded Frenchman Anthony Dupuis 6-2 6-3 6-4 to advance to the last 32 in New York for the first time since reaching the 1998 final.

He will next play 13th seed David Nalbandian after Argentina's 2002 Wimbledon runner-up survived a gruelling five-setter against Finnish left-hander Jarko Nieminen.

Nalbandian prevailed 5-7 6-3 6-1 4-6 7-6 (7-3) in an energy-sapping encounter lasting more than three hours.

Philippoussis, who was on court for less than two hours and is scheduled to meet Federer in the round of 16.

The second-seeded Swiss shouldn't have too many problems progressing one step closer when he plays world No.94 Jean-Rene Lisnard of France.

Alicia Molik is the only other Australian in action on day five of the championships.

She is up against an 24th seed Paola Suarez in a third-round match.

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