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Men's Wimbledon Quarterfinals Postponed Due to Rain - 2003-07-02

Periodic rain made it impossible to complete the men's quarterfinals on Wednesday at the Wimbledon tennis championships in England. Not one match was completed and some of the men never took the court. Tim Henman, trying to become the first British player to win the tournament since Fred Perry in 1936, trails the French 13th seed Sebastien Grosjean two sets to one after three games in the fourth set (7-6, 3-6, 6-3, 1-2).

Meanwhile, the man who eliminated world No. 1 Andre Agassi, Australian Mark Philippoussis, is to resume Thursday in the fifth set of his match with German Alexander Popp. Popp won the first two sets, Philippoussis won the next two, and they are even at 2-all in the deciding set. (6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 3-6, 2-2).

Meanwhile, fourth-seeded Roger Federer of Switzerland looks to come another step closer to his first men's championship at the All England Club when he faces eighth seeded Sjeng Shalken of the Netherlands.

The last American in the men's draw, fifth seed Andy Roddick, has a quarterfinal match against Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden.

The women's semifinals are also scheduled for Thursday with world No. 1 and defending champion Serena Williams set to take on the woman who beat her at last month's French Open. Justine Henin Hardenne of Belgium. The other semifinal features former champion Venus Williams taking on French Open runner up Kim Clijsters of Belgium.