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Ivanisevic Leaves Milan Indoor Tennis Tournament - 2002-01-31

Wimbledon tennis champion Goran Ivanisevic of Croatia is out of the Milan Indoor tennis tournament in Italy. Ivanisevic said he felt weak and retired from his first-round match Wednesday while trailing Czech opponent Michal Tabara, 7-5, 3-love.

Top-seed Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain overcame a first set loss to reach the second round. Ferrero had his hands full with unseeded Frenchman Julien Boutter, losing the first set and trailing 5-2 in the second. However the Spaniard was able to hold off Boutter and win the match, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4. He next takes on Italian player Davide Sanguinetti.

Armenia's Sargis Sargsian upset sixth-seeded Jiri Novak of the Czech Republic in three sets (6-2, 3-6, 6-4).

Meanwhile in second round action, seventh seed Greg Rusedski of Britain reached the quarterfinals with a straight-set win over Czech player Bohdan Ulirach, 7-6, 6-4. He will take on the winner of a second round match between Andre Sa of Brazil and Sjeng Schalken of the Netherlands.

Also, Max Mirnyi of Belarus advanced when his opponent, Italian Federico Luzzi, retired while leading the match, 6-love 4-1.