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Last Updated: Wednesday, 2 July, 2003, 15:03 GMT 16:03 UK
Live: Popp v Philippoussis
All the action as Mark Philippoussis beats Alexander Popp in a marathon men's quarter-final.

Latest score: Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 3-6 6-8 Philippoussis

Fifth set

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 3-6 6-8 Philippoussis
A winner down the line, a rally influenced by a net chord and a brilliant, full stretch forehand passing shot give Philippoussis two match points. The Australian wins the match when Popp nets Philippoussis' return after a scream from the crowd.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 3-6 6-7 Philippoussis
A superb lob gives Popp break point at 30-40, which Philippoussis saves with a lightning serve. The game goes back and forth at deuce a couple of times before the trusty Philippoussis serve wins through again.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 3-6 6-6 Philippoussis
A disputed call gives Popp a 40-15 lead. He misses a forehand to give Philippoussis a chance but the German closes the game out to 30.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 3-6 5-6 Philippoussis
Philippoussis makes a number of errors and is forced to save three break points, the last time with a diving backhand volley to stop a winner down the line. Another superb volley and serve secure the game for the Australian.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 3-6 5-5 Philippoussis
An easy service win for Popp for the loss of just one point levels the match again.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 3-6 4-5 Philippoussis
Philippoussis' ace tally goes up to 32 as he comfortably wins another service game.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 3-6 4-4 Philippoussis
Philippoussis wins two break points with a clever backhand down the line but Popp saves both and wins the next two points to close out the game.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 3-6 3-4 Philippoussis
Philippoussis goes 0-30 down on his serve but wins the game with four aces in a row.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 3-6 3-3 Philippoussis
Popp saves four break points and finally closes out the game.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 3-6 2-3 Philippoussis
Two powerful serves - including Philippoussis' 27th ace - clinch the Australian's service game.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 3-6 2-2 Philippoussis
Popp looks to have steadied his nerves as he responds to the pressure by closing out the game with a tricky smash.

The players then troop off for a fourth time as a combination of rain and bad light ends play for the day.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 3-6 1-2 Philippoussis
The Australian's serve is starting to look unbreakable as two more aces set him up for another love game.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 3-6 1-1 Philippoussis
Popp comes under extreme pressure as Philippoussis continues to unleash some huge groundstrokes. But the German digs deep to save three break points and holds on.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 3-6 0-1 Philippoussis
Philippoussis looks the most likely winner now as he races into the lead, closing out the game with two more aces.

Fourth set

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 3-6 Philippoussis
Philippoussis comes back from 0-30 with a huge forehand winner down the line and two more errors from Popp hand the Australian the set to take the match into a decider.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 3-5 Philippoussis
Again there is no hint of a break as Philippoussis serves two more aces to hold to love. He is now just one game away from levelling the match.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 3-4 Philippoussis
Popp produces some huge serves of his own to momentarily subdue the fired-up Philippoussis.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 2-4 Philippoussis
Phillippoussis races to 40-0 and a superb passing shot from Popp is in vain as the Australian closes out the game with another ace.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 2-3 Philippoussis
Philippoussis wins a high-quality rally with a forehand into the corner to take the game to deuce but Popp weathers the storm to hold.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 1-3 Philippoussis
The Australian sets about consolidating his advantage, racing to 40-0 with some huge serves and closing out the game with ease.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 1-2 Philippoussis
A confidence-sapping game for Popp sees him surrender a 30-0 lead and hand Philippoussis the break with a double fault.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 1-1 Philippoussis
Philippoussis emerges in confident mood after the rain break and holds serve to love.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 1-0 Philippoussis
Popp throws in an early double fault and is taken to deuce, but gets himself out of trouble with two big serves. Play is then suspended due to rain.

Third set

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-6 Philippoussis
Philippoussis charges right back into the match, taking the set with three aces in a row.

Popp 6-4 6-4 3-5 Philippoussis
Popp is the victim of an unlucky net cord but bounces straight back to close out the game with a backhand down the line.

Popp 6-4 6-4 2-5 Philippoussis
Philippoussis is buzzing and races to an easy hold with another ace.

Popp 6-4 6-4 2-4 Philippoussis
Popp's concentration begins to wander and, after handing Philippoussis a break point with a loose forehand, he surrenders his serve for the first time.

Popp 6-4 6-4 2-3 Philippoussis
A crosscourt pass from Popp makes it 30-30, but the German cannot take advantage and an erratic backhand hands Philippoussis the game.

Popp 6-4 6-4 2-2 Philippoussis
Philippoussis produces a brilliant backhand pass down the line to make it 15-15, but some fierce serves give Popp an easy hold.

Popp 6-4 6-4 1-2 Philippoussis
Philippoussis misses an easy volley and a lucky net cord gives Popp a chance. But the Australian digs himself out of trouble and clinches the game with an ace.

Popp 6-4 6-4 1-1 Philippoussis
Popp fires down his seventh ace to open the game and some more big serving enables him to level with a minimum of fuss.

Popp 6-4 6-4 0-1 Philippoussis
Philippoussis looks edgy at the start of the game, but recovers well and a great drop shot helps him start the set with a win.

Second set

Popp 6-4 6-4 Philippoussis
The German shows no signs of the pressure getting to him and is calm and assured as he takes the set with a terrifically judged backhand.

Popp 6-4 5-4 Philippoussis
Aces number 10 and 11 fly down for Philippoussis as he wraps the game up in little over a minute - but he still has to break Popp to stay in the set.

Popp 6-4 5-3 Philippoussis
The tall German is displaying a range of power and delicacy and he is sending the Australian running around the court. He wins this game easily, and needs one of the next two to take a two set lead.

Popp 6-4 4-3 Philippoussis
The Australian fires yet another ace as he enjoys a strong service game, dropping just one point along the way and keeping himself in the set.

Popp 6-4 4-2 Philippoussis
Another solid service game from the German underlines his advantage, and he is in a very strong position.

Popp 6-4 3-2 Philippoussis
Philippoussis' serve suddenly goes haywire and Popp takes full advantage, winning the game on the second of his three break points with a sublime return.

Popp 6-4 2-2 Philippoussis
Popp has few problems in keeping Philippoussis at bay, and the pattern of the set continues with another easy game for the server.

Popp 6-4 1-2 Philippoussis
Neither player has yet won a point on their opponent's serve in this set. Another comfortable game for Philippoussis.

Popp 6-4 1-1 Philippoussis
The German is looking as assured as the Australian on his own serve now, and matches Philippoussis' effort in the opening game by winning to love.

Popp 6-4 0-1 Philippoussis
Phillippoussis reacts well to the disappointment of losing the opening set, and wins to love on his opening service.

First set

Popp 6-4 Philippoussis
Popp takes the first set in assured fashion, closing out a love service game with an ace.

Popp 5-4 Philippoussis
Another dominant service game from the Australian, but he looks like paying the penalty for his post-rain interval lapse, and has just one more chance to break the German in this set.

Popp 5-3 Philippoussis
One trademark cross-court forehand winner from Philippoussis raises the Australian's hopes - and he earns another chance to break, but the German holds once again.

Popp 4-3 Philippoussis
An easy service game for Philippoussis, who is back on top of his serve once more - but he has to break the German.

Popp 4-2 Philippoussis
The Australian has been a tad sluggish getting his game going after the rain interruption, but he plays better in this game, although the German saves a break point before holding.

Popp 3-2 Philippoussis
Philippoussis regains his composure and fires down another impeccable service game, giving Popp no chance to extend his lead.

Popp 3-1 Philippoussis
Popp is thriving after the enforced break and enjoys a service game which is much more convincing than his first, winning to love.

Popp 2-1 Philippoussis
Philippoussis launches another ace and moves 30-0 ahead before the heavens open and the rain brings play to a halt. After a delay of nearly two hours, the players return.

Popp has obviously benefited from the break more than the Australian, who fails to get a first serve in after the return, and the German gets the first break.

Popp 1-1 Philippoussis
A shaky beginning from Popp, who saves four break points before steadying to hold.

Popp 0-1 Philippoussis
A typically uncompromising start from Philippoussis. Popp fails to return a single serve, his only points coming from a double fault from the Australian - who counters that misjudgement with two aces.

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