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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Seeds Fall as Edberg Rolls On

PARIS -- Stefan Edberg prolonged his final stay in the Paris Open on Thursday by rallying to beat Dutch qualifier Fernon Wibier, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 but seeded players continued to fall.


In other matches at the $2.5 million tournament, Magnus Gustafsson of Sweden ousted No. 8 South African Wayne Ferreira, 6-2, 6-4; Paul Haarhuis of the Netherlands eliminated No. 11 Todd Martin of the United States, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4) and Marc Rosset, who beat Sampras, topped No. 16 Felix Mantilla of Spain, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2).


In the only battle among seeded players in the third round, French Open champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov, No. 4, defeated MaliVai Washington, No. 13, 6-4, 6-3.


Also Petr Korda, who needed to qualify for the tournament despite being ranked 37th in the world, beat Alberto Berasategui, 6-1, 6-4. Both are losing French Open finalists.


Edberg, ranked 17th in the world, was unseeded in the tournament but now is in the quarterfinals while other big names are gone.


Stockholm will be Edberg's final pro tournament although he should play in the Davis Cup final against France.


He lost the first set against Wibier than calmly took the last two sets, taking 10 of the last 13 games after being a service break down.