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Madkekar, Manuja enter semis with fluent wins

Mumbai: Maharashtra`s Aditya Madkekar and Ronak Manuja entered the men`s singles semi-finals along with top seed Yannick Nedlord and Saurav Sukul in Khar Gymkhana All India Men`s Open Tennis Tournament today.

Third seed Madkekar exhibited good control in his play
while downing Tamil Nadu`s seventh seeded Ajai Selvaraj 6-3
6-4 while Manuja got the better of unseeded Arvind Bestha, of
AP, by winning the slugfest 6-3 6-2 in the quarter-finals.

Madkekar, thus, set up a semi final match-up with
Delhi`s Nedlord, who brushed aside TN?s V Vignesh 6-3 6-3 in
another quarter final.

Manuja will take on Kolkata`s eighth seed Sukul who
scored a 6-4, 6-4 win over second seed Nitin Kirtane.

Kirtane struggled under the harsh sun and virtually
threw in the towel in the later stages of the match.

Madkekar and Sukul kept themselves in line for a double
by reaching the doubles semis with a 6-2 6-0 win over Kunal
Anand and N Saikartik.

In the semis they will take on Siddhart Rawat and
Aaditya Tewari, who got the better of Gaurav Kapadia and
Vardhan Shah 7-6 (3) 6-2.

PTI

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