Ashwin Vijayaragavan of India entered the pre-quarterfinals of the ITF Futures tennis tournament in Qatar on Wednesday, defeating Alexander Lazov of Bulgaria 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(6).

The Hyderabad-based Ashwin displayed fighting spirit while rallying from a 1-4 deficit in the decider. Ashwin will play Cristian Rodriguez of Columbia next.

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