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 January 24, 2003 

Sports Digest

Chances of a win slipped away from David Nalbandian.Tennis (Australian Open)

Three male and two female players of Armenian heritage entered the Australian Open. One, Andre Agassi (US), remained. Yesterday he beat Wayne Ferreira 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 and reached the final.

David Nalbandian (Argentina) made it to the quarterfinals before being upset by 31-seeded Rainer Schuettler (6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-0).

Sargis Sargsyan of Yerevan recorded his best Open performance before losing in the round of 16 to Wayne Ferreira of South Africa (3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 3-6).

Football (Commonwealth of Independent States Cup 2003)

After selling its best two players and firing the Argentinean coach Oscar Lopez, Pyunic Football Club took part in the Commonwealth of Independent States Cup 2003 in Moscow at the Olympic Sport Complex and Spartak Central Universal Sport Complex.

The Armenian Premiere League champions didn't last long in foreign competition.

Playing in Group B (there are four groups) Pyunic lost 1-2 to Skonto of Latvia, then 1-3 to Regar-Tadaz of Tajikistan.

Under the leadership of interim coach Khoren Hovanisyan, the club representing Armenia managed a 1-1 draw with BATE of Belarus in a third-round match that had no influence on overall tournament standing for Pyunic.

Figure Skating (European Championships)

The European Figure Skating Championships began this week and go through Sunday in Malmo, Sweden.

Armenia's sole competitor is Aramais Grigoryan who will compete in Men's Singles.



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