Day 5. February 13.

    Press - release

    All the quarterfinals took place today on "St.-Petersburg Open`98"

    The most interesting was the second game - between Cedric Pioline and Hendric Dreekmann.Both players showed very good, aggresive tennis. Dreekmann was even in aces. But Pioline after losing the first set(4-6)then concentrated and won two others: 6-3,7-5.

    Richard Krajicek playing against Daniel Vacek had problems only in the first set(7-6).In the second everything was obvious for the audience: 6-1.

    Again, serving very well, having 80% of all the points on his own serve,Mark Rosset defeated Dominic Hrbaty: 6-4, 6-3.

    In the first quarterfinal Thomas Johansson got his pass to the semifinal.He won Fabrice Santoro in two sets: 6-3, 6-3.By the way he didn`t lose even a set during the tournament. Later,after the game he told on his press-conference that the winner will be Pioline or himself. The only one game that they played between each others won Johansson...