Today before the games the traditional meeting of the veterans of St.- Petersburg`s tennis took place here in SKK.
Only one seeded player - Mark Goellner did not reach quartefinal. All others did.
In the first game of the day Daniel Vacek played against Iens Knippschild.Losing the first set (2-6) and having 0-2 in the second German retired because of the pain in the back.
Next two matches did not satisfy the audience. Less then an hour needed Mark Rosset to defeat Olivier Delaitre 6-3 6-4,and in the same style was another game:Cedric Pioline-Yohan Van Herck- 6-3 6-4.
Absolutely different from these games was the match between Richard Krajicek and David Prinosil.Both players were very good and only in the third set Prinosil gave up:6-7(2) 6-4 6-2.
On Friday morning there is an excursion to the Hermitage in the program of the tournament to all the participators. Later on the central court will be the next quartefinal matches:Santoro -Johansson,Pioline - Dreekman, Rosset - Hrbaty and Krajicek - Vacek.