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Safin sets up Haas clash

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:42

Eighth seed Safin beat Latvia’s Gulbis 2-6 6-3 6-4 to book a clash against Germany’s Haas, who defeated the United States’ Jesse Levine 6-1 6-3 in 62 minutes.

America’s John Isner overcame an injury late in the second-set tie-break to beat out-of-form Marcos Baghdatis 6-3 7-6 and set up a quarter-final meeting with qualifier Carsten Ball.

The Australian progressed as a result of opponent Dmitry Tursunov, the number three seed, having to retire with an ankle injury.

Ball won the first set but trailed 1-0 in the second when Russian Tursunov decided he was unable to continue.

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