- The Washington Times - Sunday, August 11, 2002

THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Andre Agassi is again the top seed at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, while Andy Roddick, Sjeng Schalken and Alex Corretja round out the second through fourth seeds, respectively, after the tournament's draw was announced yesterday.
Among the potential attractive matchups:
Agassi against Rockville's Paul Goldstein in the second round if Goldstein wins his first-round match against Noam Okun.
Roddick against fifth-seeded Marcelo Rios in the quarterfinals in a rematch of a 2001 quarterfinal. Roddick won that match en route to the 2001 Legg Mason title.
Third-seeded Schalken, a finalist last year, could have an easy path to the quarterfinals, where he could play No. 8 seed Jarkko Nieminen or No. 10 Todd Martin.
No. 6 seed James Blake vs. No. 9 seed Fernando Gonzalez if both reach the third round; Gonzalez reached the semifinals of the talent-heavy Masters Series event in Cincinnati this past week.
Americans Jan-Michael Gambill and Michael Chang could meet in the second round if both win their opening matches.
A tournament official said yesterday Dutch star Richard Krajicek practiced at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center yesterday. Krajicek is not expected to play singles but could play doubles.
In qualifying action yesterday, Americans Michael Russell and Justin Gimelstob advanced, with Gimelstob staving off 16-year-old Reston native Phillip Simmonds 7-5, 6-1.
Qualifying will be completed today, with first-round action beginning tomorrow.
Duff Durkin

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