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Never mind the definite article, I can spot three in that one article. What's your point?
 

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Well, it'd be nice if you posted the story instead of just the link . . .

Ferrero, Moya advance at TMS Rome
May 6, 2003

ROME (TICKER) -- Unlike Andre Agassi, Juan Carlos Ferrero avoided an early exit.

Ferrero has not lost in the opening round in nine tournaments this year, including this week's $2.33 million Tennis Masters series, where he was a 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 winner over Mark Philippoussis on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old Ferrero is off to a 30-6 start this season, and won for the 18th time in 19 claycourt matches on Tuesday. The victory came one day after Andre Agassi of the United States was ousted after reclaiming the No. 1 ranking.

Agassi, who was 23-1 with four titles this season, lost to unseeded David Ferrer, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 on Monday.

Third seed Carlos Moya of Spain and fourth seed Roger Federer of Switzerland also won in straight sets on Tuesday.

But four lower seeds - No. 9 Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand, No. 13 Sebastien Grosjean of France, No. 14 Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil and No. 16 Younes El Aynaoui of Morocco - were eliminated Tuesday.

Ferrero, a native of Spain, won a tournament in Valencia on Sunday and his lone claycourt loss this season was to Marat Safin in the semifinals at Barcelona.

Moya also has excelled on clay and improved to 10-0 this year on the surface with a 6-2, 6-4 win over fellow Spaniard Fernando Vicente. Moya is coming off his title run in Barcelona late last month.

Federer, coming off his third ATP title of the year on Sunday in Munich, eliminated 21-year-old Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu, 6-3, 7-5.

Jarkko Nieminen of Finland had no trouble with Srichaphan, 6-1, 6-1 and Tommy Robredo of Spain surprised Grosjean, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-3.

Gaston Gaudio of Argentina needed three sets to get by Kuerten, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 while Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov eliminated El Aynaoui, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4.

In other matches Tuesday, Alex Corretja defeated Albert Portas, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in a battle of Spanish players; Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina topped Olivier Rochus of Belgium, 6-1, 6-1 and Mariano Zabaleta of Argentina defeated Spain's David Sanchez, 6-4, 6-2.

Max Mirnyi of Bulgaria topped Nicolas Lapentti of Ecuador, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3; Nikolay Davydenko of Russia defeated Karol Kucera of Slovakia, 2-6, 6-1, 7-5; Agustin Calleri of Argentina topped Austria's Stefan Koubek, 6-2, 6-2; Giorgio Galimberti of Italy eliminated American Brian Valahy, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 and Raemon Sluiter of The Netherlands was a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 winner over American Jan-Michael Gambill.

Australian Leyton Hewitt withdrew from this event, indicating he needed more time to rest before the French Open later this month, but will regain the top spot after Agassi's stunning first-round elimination.

Safin pulled out Monday due to a sore left wrist that he aggravated while practicing with Roddick on Sunday. He returned to Moscow to see his doctor and was replaced in the draw by lucky loser Nicolas Massu of Chile.

First prize at the year's fourth Tennis Masters Series event is $372,000.
 

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Do the person(s) write this follow tennis a little bit? My guess is he/she/they only follow American players!
 

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TennisHack said:
Tommy Robredo of Spain surprised Grosjean, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-3.
Besides Ferrero's age, Moya's unbeaten record, Agassi's forgotten bagel and the Beast new citizenship to yet another country, this is another error:Grosjean's lost is no surprise.
 

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Well, it is a bit surprising. But not for the reasons this author thinks, who probably just looked at the seeding bracket next to Grosjean's name and decided that that was a major upset. It's the same as the internet article that suggested Costa's loss to Escude in Rotterdam was a big surprise, simply because Costa was the seeded player.
 

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Terrible article! Too many mistakes :fiery:

Grojean was Semifnalist of Roland GArros in 2001, and Qf last year. While Robredo has not even reached quarters, so its an upset.
 
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