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Hewitt, Ferrero, Costa set for Day-2 action at Roland Garros

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=== Hewitt, Ferrero, Costa set for Day-2 action at Roland Garros === Paris, France (Sports Network) - Day 2 of the 2003 French Open will feature no less than 16 seeds in action on the men's side, including world No. 1 , pre-tournament favorite Juan Carlos Ferrero and reigning champion . Three-time winner and American will also take to the courts at Stade Roland Garros. The top-seeded Hewitt, the reigning Wimbledon and former U.S. Open champion, will face young American Brian Vahaly. Hewitt, whose worst surface is clay, has never advanced past the quarterfinals in Paris and was a fourth-round loser here a year ago. The fiery Aussie Hewitt and Vahaly have never met on court. The third-seeded Ferrero, last year's French Open runner-up to his fellow Spaniard Costa, will tangle with unheralded Swiss . Ferrero has reached at least the semifinals here the last three years, and many expect him to breakthrough for his first-ever Grand Slam title in the next two weeks. The ninth-seeded Costa will encounter Argentine qualifier Sergio Roitman. The veteran clay-courter stunned Ferrero in four sets in last year's all-Spanish Roland Garros final, giving Spain its fourth champion here in 10 years. The sixth-seeded Roddick, fresh off his clay-court title in St. Polten, will go up against dangerous Armenian . Roddick captured his first title of 2003 by besting rising Russian in last Saturday's final in Austria. Kuerten, the fortnight's 15th seed, will square off against tall Swiss . "Guga" captured the French Open in 1997, 2000 and 2001, but hasn't titled on his beloved red clay in 22 months, with a majority of that time spent trying to relocate his once-brilliant form after undergoing hip surgery in February of last year. Eighth-seeded Wimbledon runner-up of Argentina will take on Spaniard . Some of the other seeds on Tuesday's slate include French crowd favorites and , Argentine clay-court specialists and , hard-hitting Chilean , Spanish surprise Italian Masters titlist , and struggling British star . Retiring American is also part of the Day-2 schedule, as the 1989 French Open champ will battle French favorite in what could be his last match at Roland Garros. Chang, the youngest-ever champion in Paris at 17 years and three months, will call it a career after this summer's U.S. Open.

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