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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 November, 2003, 19:01 GMT
Gamewatch: Coria v Schuettler
All the action from Houston as Rainer Schuettler edges past Guillermo Coria in the Masters Cup.

Final score: Coria 3-6 6-4 2-6 Schuettler

Third set:

Coria 3-6 6-4 2-6 Schuettler
Coria is an enigma. Three brilliant shots are followed by two disastrous ones to leave the game poised at deuce. Schuettler finds his fourth ace to bring up match point and - fittingly - a Coria error ends things.

Coria 3-6 6-4 2-5 Schuettler
But the Argentine is immediately back on the brink thanks to yet another dropped serve.

Coria 3-6 6-4 2-4 Schuettler
This see-saw encounter bounces back in Coria's favour when he breaks with a dogged - if far from flawless - display. His volley seems to be the best shot in his arsenal.

Coria 3-6 6-4 1-4 Schuettler
Schuettler is in control now and Coria cuts a sorry figure heading back to his chair after more missed shots. There have been more than 70 unforced errors in this match.

Coria 3-6 6-4 1-3 Schuettler
A decisive hold for Schuettler is sealed by his fastest serve of the match at 118 mph.

Coria 3-6 6-4 1-2 Schuettler
After working so hard to get back in the match Coria is doing his best to throw it away again. Unforced errors put him 15-40 down, before an inspired fightback wins him the game.

Coria 3-6 6-4 0-2 Schuettler
Game point is shrouded in controversy but the call goes in Schuettler's favour to give him a consolidated break.

Coria 3-6 6-4 0-1 Schuettler
Coria calls for some courtside attention on his legs, which appear to be cramped. When it starts after a delay, the third set opener is won by Schuettler on Coria's serve.

Second set:

Coria 3-6 6-4 Schuettler
Schuettler's good work is undone by a series of unforced errors. The quality of the tennis is generally a disappointment to this Houston crowd.

Coria 3-6 5-4 Schuettler
Coria's serve, which has been reliable of late, lets him down. The Argentine gives up his break advantage to love.

Coria 3-6 5-3 Schuettler
The German holds serve after a struggle.

Coria 3-6 5-2 Schuettler
Schuettler vents his frustrations on his racket after a missed chance, but the show of aggression pays no dividends as he falls further behind.

Coria 3-6 4-2 Schuettler
Schuettler finds his range from the back court again to hold, but he almost seems resigned to a deciding set.

Coria 3-6 4-1 Schuettler
A fantastic Coria backhand helps him within two games of the set.

Coria 3-6 3-1 Schuettler
Schuettler opens his second-set account at last.

Coria 3-6 3-0 Schuettler
Coria's confidence is growing as his shot-making improves and he is well in control of the second set.

Coria 3-6 2-0 Schuettler
Coria digs deep to break his German foe for the second time in the match in this unpredictable encounter.

Coria 3-6 1-0 Schuettler
Argentine Coria looks to be physically below par and is trying to hit quick winners. The tactic is not always working but he does enough to hold.

First set:

Coria 3-6 Schuettler
An emphatic service game wins Schuettler the first set.

Coria 3-5 Schuettler
Coria is at war with himself and his body language is not good. A double fault puts him in trouble and Schuettler seizes on the chance with a fine forehand.

Coria 3-4 Schuettler
An important hold from Schuettler.

Coria 3-3 Schuettler
Coria is not at the peak of his powers, but he wins a couple of big net points to level the match.

Coria 2-3 Schuettler
Game on. Coria wins an error-strewn Schuettler service game to get right back in touch. The German misses a simple volley along the way and may pay a high price.

Coria 1-3 Schuettler
Luck favours the German twice and he wins a second break point, but Coria answers with a sublime drop. At deuce, Schuettler mishits two shots to hand his opponent the game.

Coria 0-3 Schuettler
Coria is finding it hard to make in-roads. A cheeky drop shot is gathered up by Schuettler, who wins the game.

Coria 0-2 Schuettler
Schuettler earns a break-point at 30-40 and when Coria nets a forehand the German has the first break.

Coria 0-1 Schuettler
The match gets under way in blustery conditions in Houston, Texas. Schuettler opens with a service hold after a series of long rallies.





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