Novak at Miami tennis tournament: end of hopes

25-03-2002

Tennis now - and the Czech tennis player Jiri Novak is out of the Nasdaq-100 Open in Miami, Florida. In the third round, 13th-seeded Novak beat Markus Hipfl of Austria 7-5 6-4 on Saturday to set up a match with Equador's Nicolas Lapentti. But 20th-seeded proved to be too tough an opponent for Novak, and it is Lapentti who is through to the fourth round after a 7-6 7-6 victory.