Kuerten reaches quarters; Coria withdraws in Auckland
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The three-time French Open champion Kuerten easily defeated Spaniard
Kuerten titled here a year ago by beating Hrbaty 6-3, 7-5 in the final. Hrbaty was the champion here in 2001.
An upset came when German Philipp Kohlschreiber took out sixth-seeded Argentine
In other second-round action, rapidly-rising Spaniard Rafael Nadal held off hard-serving Croatian Mario Ancic 7-6 (7-0), 7-6 (8-6), Gregory Carraz topped fellow Frenchman
Thursday's other quarterfinals will pit Novak against Sluiter, Nadal versus Carraz and Hrbaty against Kohlschreiber. Hrbaty defeated Frenchman
The winner of this final hardcourt Australian Open tune-up will pocket $48,600.