Javia enters the ITF men’s tennis semifinals


Dev Javia continued his strong play by beating French Nicholas Tepmahk 7-6 (2), 2-6, 7-6 (4) in the quarter-finals of the $ 15,000 ITF Men’s Tennis Tournament at the Indore Tennis Club on Friday.

In a battle of wits that lasted 2 hours and 26 minutes, Javia was leading 5-2 in the decisive match, but Tepmahk continued, holding a match point on his serve in the eighth game. Hawia, 19, missed another tie-break match point before closing it.

In the semi-finals, Xavia will face Philip Sekulich of Australia, who beat SD Prajwal Dev in eighth place in five games.

Former national champion Dalvinder Singh beat Bharat Kumaran 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (2) in the third set in a three-hour fight to advance to the semifinals against Manish Sureshkumar, seeded second.

Results: Quarter-finals: Dev Javia – Nicholas Tepmak (phrase) 7-6 (2), 2-6, 7-6 (4); Philip Sekulich (Australia) – SD Prajwal Dev 6-1, 6-4; Dalvinder Singh Bharat Kumaran 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (2); Manish Sureshkumar vs. Rishab Agarwal 7-5, 6-3.

Doubles: Semi-finals: Niki Punacha and Vishnu Vardhan – Romain Faucon (Bel) and Nicholas Tepmah (France) 6-1, 6-1; Anirud Chandrasekhar and Nitin Kumar Sinha of Paras Dahiya and Parikshit Somani 7-6 (5), 3-6, [12-10]


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