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Last Updated: Tuesday, 27 May, 2003, 14:03 GMT 15:03 UK
Santoro knocks out Chang
Former Roland Garros champion Michael Chang takes on Fabrice Santoro in his final visit to the French Open.

Latest score: Chang 5-7 1-6 1-6 Santoro


Third set

Chang 5-7 1-6 1-6 Santoro
Santoro breaks Chang for the third time in the set to bring to a close Chang's career at Roland Garros. The American's highest point at the famous Parisian venue came when he won the 1989 title.

Chang 5-7 1-6 1-5 Santoro
Chang is trying to fight but Santoro is too strong and he holds his serve for the loss of two points to move within a game of victory.

Chang 5-7 1-6 1-4 Santoro
Chang postpones the inevitable and wins his service game without losing a point.

Chang 5-7 1-6 0-4 Santoro
Santoro races through his service game without dropping a point and is now just two games away from ending Chang's Roland Garros career.

Chang 5-7 1-6 0-3 Santoro
It looks as though Chang's final appearance at Roland Garros will end shortly as he drops his serve once more, this time failing to win a point.

Chang 5-7 1-6 0-2 Santoro
Chang manages to force a couple of deuces but Santoro holds his serve to consolidate his break in the first game of the set.

Chang 5-7 1-6 0-1 Santoro
Chang drops his serve and looks to be on his way out. Santoro raced into a 40-love lead and although Chang managed to win a couple of points the Frenchman closed the game out to break Chang yet again.

Second set

Chang 5-7 1-6 Santoro
Santoro serves and volleys at 40-15 up to win the second set with the minimum of disruption.

Chang 5-7 1-5 Santoro
Santoro forces deuce but Chang manages to hold his serve for the first time this set.

Chang 5-7 0-5 Santoro
Chang manages to win a couple of points but Santoro holds without too much trouble to move to the verge of a two-set lead.

Chang 5-7 0-4 Santoro
Santoro is looking increasingly dominant and he breaks Chang for the second time this set as the veteran American comes forward and dumps a tentative volley into the net.

Chang 5-7 0-3 Santoro
Santoro, who plays double-handed off both wings, races through his service game and things are starting to look ominous for ex-champion Chang.

Chang 5-7 0-2 Santoro
Santoro has started the second set on fire and he breaks Chang to love.

Chang 5-7 0-1 Santoro
Santoro holds his serve at the start of the second set.

First set

Chang 5-7 Santoro
In this key game, Santoro forces deuce. Some thrilling points follow, including some superb exchanges at the net. But a drive backhand pass from mid-court gives the Frenchman the set after a draining 64 minutes.

Chang 5-6 Santoro
A Chang backhand drifts out to give Santoro the edge.

Chang 5-5 Santoro
Apparently immune to the pressure of serving to stay in the set, Chang ends the game with a confident forehand volley into the far corner that Santoro cannot reach.

Chang 4-5 Santoro
Santoro holds, despite being pushed all the way.

Chang 4-4 Santoro
Santoro is beginning to play cat-and-mouse with Chang and the strategy is working - lulling the American to the net and then lobbing him. This is the longest game of the match and the determined Chang holds on.

Chang 3-4 Santoro
Chang's grit and determination ensure that no points are given away cheaply, but Santoro manages to keep the American at bay.

Chang 3-3 Santoro
Despite being put under lots of pressure and missing an easy smash, Chang holds on to save serve.

Chang 2-3 Santoro
A defiant smash sees Santoro wrap up his service game to lead for the first time.

Chang 2-2 Santoro
A crucial misjudgement from Chang gives Santoro a break point and the Frenchman punches away a forehand volley to even the match.

Chang 2-1 Santoro
There are glimpses of the old Chang as he scampers furiously around the court to recover a series of probing volleys and lobs from the home favourite. But Santoro's aggressive approach gives the Frenchman his first game.

Chang 2-0 Santoro
The American saves a break point but seals his first service game with a strong serve.

Chang 1-0 Santoro
Strong work at the net from Chang brings him a break in the opening game.




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