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ATP Challenger: Indians advance

On a mixed day for the Indians, Prakash Amritraj crashed out of the singles event but entered the doubles’ semifinal partnering Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi in the ATP Challenger tournament here.

Prakash retired midway through his pre-quarterfinal match against Sergei Bubka of Ukraine bringing an end to India’s singles campaign in the tournament.

He was trailing 3-6 2-4 when he conceded the match at the USD 50,000 hard court event. But Prakash and Qureshi entered the semifinal of the event and will lock horns with South Africa’s Rik De Voest and American Scott Lipsky.

The Indo-Pak pair beat Bubka and his Russian partner A Kudryavtsev 6-3, 7-6 (3), while Voest and Lipsky defeated Israeli pair of Amir Hadad and harel Levy 6-3, 7-5.

In another doubles event, fourth seeds Harsh Mankad and his American partner David Martin lost 3-6 5-7 to Anderson and Deheart in their quarterfinal clash.

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