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Rosset outlasts Stich in Halle

Olympic champion Marc Rosset survived four match points Sunday to defeat Michael Stich 3-6, 7-6 (13-11), 7-6 (10-8) in the $725,000 Halle ATP Tournament.

Rosset, the No. 4 seed, dropped the first set after his serve was broken in the second and seventh games.

Stitch had match points at 6-5, 8-7 and 10-9 of the second-set tiebreaker, but Rosset won 13-11 on his fourth set point.

In the third-set tiebreaker, Rosset got his first match point at 6-5, but Stich held his serves to gain his fourth match point at 7-6.

Rosset again pulled even, gaining match points at 8-7 and 9-8. Then Rosset, who is 6 feet 7, fired a hard serve that the third-seeded Stich reached but couldn't control.

"It was a good match," Rosset said. "With two good serving players like us, you just have to concentrate on the tiebreak for success."

Muster wins in Austria

ST. POELTEN, Austria _ French Open champion Thomas Muster won his 40th straight clay-court match, defeating Bohdan Ulihrach 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the finals of a $375,000 ATP tournament.

Muster overcame the cold and a lengthy rain delay to extend the third-longest clay-court streak in tennis history and earn his seventh title of the year.

Graf stalker warned again

BOCA RATON _ A man charged with stalking Steffi Graf two years ago again has attempted to get close to her.

A security guard at the front gate of the upscale community where Graf lives turned away Michael Salata early Wednesday morning. Graf was in England preparing for Wimbledon, a representative said.

According to Palm Beach County sheriff's reports, Salata, 40, was dropped off at the Polo Club by a taxicab but didn't have money to pay the fare. Salata was warned he would be charged with trespassing if he returned.

A Palm Beach County judge gave Salata a suspended sentence and ordered him to stay away from Graf in February 1993, after his arrest at the Polo Club gates.