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Ivanisevic booms 20 aces, ousts Courier

Seventh-seeded Goran Ivanisevic fought off three match points and upset Dade City's Jim Courier, the recently crowned No. 1 player in the world, in the quarterfinals of the $1-million Eurocard Classic on Friday.

Ivanisevic beat Courier 3-6, 7-6, (7-2), 7-6 (10-8). He saved two match points with blistering serves when down 4-5 in the third set and another with an ace at 6-7 in the tiebreaker. Another ace, his 20th, settled the match after 2 hours, 30 minutes.

"I had the match points, but they were all on his serve, and with him it's a lottery," Courier said. "You never know what he's going to do. The best thing I can get from this match is that I don't have to play an indoor tournament again until October."

In other quarterfinal action, second-seeded Stefan Edberg survived a challenge from Omar Camporese to advance with a 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 victory.

Alexander Volkov continued his upset run when he downed fifth-seeded Guy Forget 6-4, 6-4. In the previous round, 28th-ranked Volkov defeated Ivan Lendl.

Lendl and Boris Becker were fined $1,000 each by the ATP tour for outbursts during their losses Thursday.

Ivanisevic was fined $500 for verbal abuse during a match Wednesday, and John McEnroe was fined $450 for breaking his racket during his loss Wednesday.

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