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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Ivanisevic Gets Revenge

ROME -- Croat Goran Ivanisevic avenged his thrashing by Andrei Medvedev in last Sunday's German Open final when he beat the Ukrainian in straight sets to reach the last eight of the Italian Open.


Third seed Ivanisevic, a beaten finalist here in 1993, crushed 14th seed Medvedev 6-1, 7-6 on a warm Thursday on center court.


Austrian Thomas Muster, seeking to repeat his 1990 Rome triumph, also swept into the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Czech qualifier Bohdan Ulihrach. The win was Muster's 25th straight victory on clay.


Eighth-seeded Spaniard Sergi Bruguera came back from a set down to beat unseeded Australian Richard Fromberg 1-6, 6-2, 6-2.


"I played pretty badly [against Medvedev] in Hamburg last week, but today I played good tennis and deserved to win," said Ivanisevic, smarting from a 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 loss in Germany.


Swede Stefan Edberg, playing in Rome for the first time since 1984, outclassed Italian qualifier Corrado Borroni 6-0, 6-2 in less than an hour on center court.