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Last Updated: Thursday, 22 January, 2004, 02:49 GMT
Ferrero battles through
Ferrero receives treatment
Third seed Juan Carlos Ferrero came through the wars before seeing off Italy's Filippo Volandri.

The Spaniard, French Open winner and US Open finalist last year, was treated for a back problem in the first set.

He came through that and then injured his left arm while reaching for a low shot in the third set.

Volandri had the power to trouble Ferrero but was undone in the end by his 53 unforced errors and the Spaniard came through 6-4 7-6 (7/3) 7-5.

"Everything is OK," Ferrero commented afterwards about his injury concerns.

"I went to the doctor and he told me to take some anti-inflammatories but he thinks it's going to be OK," he added.

Another man suffering during his match was Australian wild card Todd Reid.

Reid had to overcome cramp and a bout of vomiting, before he overcame Sargis Sargsian in five sets.

"I was cramping in that fourth set and then I just chucked it all up and the cramping stopped," Reid said.

"The cramp was making my leg twitch a bit and when I chucked up it just relieved me so much - I was so pleased to get it up."

Lleyton Hewitt had a scare before sealing his place in round three.

Hewitt lost the first set 6-1 to Slovakian Karol Kucera, before coming back to win 1-6 6-1 6-4 6-1.

Hewitt's third-round opponent will be the rising star Rafael Nadal.

Seventeen-year-old Nadal was a 6-4 3-6 7-5 6-1 winner over France's Thierry Ascione.

Second seed Roger Federer was very impressive again and has yet to drop a set after a 6-2 6-3 6-4 win over Jeff Morrison.

Marathon man Albert Costa was again taken the distance, this time by local hero Wayne Arthurs.

Costa twice came from a set down before winning 6-7 (5/7) 7-5 4-6 6-4 8-6.

Fourteenth seed Jiri Novak took the bragging rights against fellow Czech player Jan Vacek, with a 6-2 7-6 (7/3) 6-4 win.

Fortune had smiled on Vacek earlier as he had only earned his place in the main draw as a lucky loser from qualifying, but his luck ran out against Novak.





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