India’s unseeded Sumit Nagal shocked top seed Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia to book a semifinal clash with compatriot Yuki Bhambri in the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger event on Thursday.
Kavcic was tipped to win the quarterfinal tie but Sumit outplayed him in straight sets 6-3 6-4 at the KSLTA Stadium.
In the semifinals, Sumit will face Yuki who defeated compatriot Prajnesh Gunneswaran 7-5, 6-2 in another quarterfinal match of the USD 100,000 tournament.
Asked about Friday’s semifinals, Yuki said, “It does not really matter whom I am playing in the semifinals. I will just focus on my game.”
Yuki had beaten Spain’s Pedro Martinez 6-2, 7-6 on Wednesday to enter the quarterfinals.
In another quarterfinal match, Tsung-Hua Yang of Chinese Taipei defeated Frenchman Antoine Escoffier 6-4, 6-4 to set up a semi-final clash with Great Britain’s Jay Clarke who beat Croatian Ante Pavic 6-2, 4-6, 7-6.
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