Day 3. February 11.

    Press - release

    Today on "St.-Petersburg Open`98" the first round was finished. The most exciting was the game between Martin Damm and David Prinosil.Damm made 20 aces, Prinosil - 16,but in the third set on tie-break David was more lucky:3-6,6-2,7-6(6).

    But another Czech player won his match against Furlan (he also made a lot of aces - 16): 6-3,7-6(3).

    In the next game number one seeded player - Richard Krajicek appeared on the court.He had no problem in the first set(6-4) ,but in the second his opponent- Jan Kroslak was very good and won it(6-3).Unfortunately for the audience it was just a moment. In the last set Krajicek was much better and won - 6-3.

    In the last game of the first round last Russian player - Artem Tchernenko played against Famous Swiss -Mark Rosset. Of course Artem,who is in the end of the seventh hundred lost (2-6 3-6),but he left a good impression about himself.

    The same time on the tournament started the game of the second round.Last year winner - Thomas Johansson defeated Davide Sanguinetti very easy,in 51 minutes - 6-2 6-2.Just ten more minutes spent on the court Hendric Dreekman playing against Mark Goellner - 6-4 6-4.

    Two other results of the second round:Dominic Hrbaty - Nicklas Kulti - 6-3 6-4, Fabrice Santoro - Jean Bachelot 6-3 7-5.

    Also today on the tournament the sponsors invited the big group of the children from the orphanage and together with organizers showed them an exciting excursion down the stadium.

    Representatives of "Mercedes Benz Automobilies" gave them presents and souvenirs and "Carrols" restaurant feeded children with a tasty dinners.