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Sumit Nagal shocks top seed, Yuki Bhambri advances to semi-finals

A round-up of the entire motion that came about on the 2017 Bengaluru Challenger on Thursday

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Big disenchanted through Sumit Nagal

20-year-old Sumit Nagal led to the largest disenchanted of the day as he stunned the top seeded Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia to arrange a semi-final conflict with Yuki Bhambri on the $100, 000 Bengaluru Open held at the hardcourts on the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association grounds on Thursday.

The former junior Wimbledon doubles champion by no means relinquished keep an eye on of this 1 hour 16 minute fit prior to notching up a 6-Three, 6-Four win. Nagal at 321 is positioned 219 spots beneath the 102nd ranked Kavcic.

But the broad gulf within the scores didn’t topic as Nagal placed on a display of adulthood, totally outplaying his upper ranked opponent. He broke Kavcic as soon as within the first set after which transformed each his spoil issues in the second one set.

Nagal completed with a complete tally of 65 issues whilst Kavcic had to be content material with best 51 issues.

Bhambri continues profitable streak

Up subsequent for him is the 3rd seed and Pune Challenger champion Yuki Bhambri. The India No. 1 without problems beat his compatriot, Prajnesh Gunneswaran 7-Five, 6-2 in 1 hour 19 mins to development into the last-four degree.

Bhambri transformed 3 out of the 4 spoil level alternatives that he were given and didn’t concede any spoil in any respect. The 25-year-old completed with 69 issues whilst Gunneswaran had best 57 issues.

With this win, the 122nd Bhambri is now on an 8 fit profitable streak, having gained the Pune Challenger simply final week.

The different semi-final will likely be contested between Great Britain’s Jay Clarke and Chinese Taipei’s Tsung-Hua Yang. Clarke, who disenchanted house favorite Ramkumar Ramanathan within the earlier around, wanted 3 gruelling units to be successful over fellow giant-killer Ante Pavic, 6-2, Four-6, 7-6(1) in a 121 minute marathon.

Meanwhile, Yang recorded a commanding 6-Four, 6-Four win over French fortunate loser Antoine Escoffier to advance to the semi-finals.

Sharan in doubles last

Divij Sharan’s sensible finish of season continues as he and Mikhail Elgin made it to the doubles last. The top seeds held their nerves for an exhilarating 6-Four, Four-6, 10-Eight win over the all-Indian mix of N Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan.

This is the fourth Challenger last of the season for Sharan, who gained the ATP 250 identify at Antwerp along Scott Lipsky simply final month.

He and Elgin take at the unseeded Croatian pair of Ivan Sabanov and Matej Sabanov within the identify showdown on Friday.

Also learn: Bengaluru Open: Yuki Bhambri enters quarter-finals, Ramkumar Ramanathan bows out

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