Singapore: Yuki Bhambri braved cramps to get
the better of Ireland`s John Morrissey and enter the
semifinals of the boys singles event in the inaugural Youth
Olympic Games here on Wednesday.
The sixth seed Indian defeated Morrissey 6-4, 6-4 in the
quarter-finals at Kallang Tennis Centre.
"It was an up and down match, and the momentum kept
shifting. Every match is going to be tough now," Yuki said
after winning his match.
The 2009 junior Australian Open champion will next face
second seed Damir Dzumhur, who beat seventh seed Hungarian
Mate Zsiga 6-3, 6-4 in his last-eight stage match.
Dzumhur, who is from Bosnia & Herzegovina, fought back
from a break down in the second set against his Hungarian
opponent, who was struggling on court with heat illness.
"It was a tough match, but my best match so far. When I
saw that my opponent was unwell, I knew I had to keep playing
the same way I had been," Dzumhur said.
The other semifinal will be played between unseeded
Victor Baluda of Russia and Colombian Juan Sebastian Gomez,
both of whom toppled seeded players in their quarterfinal
Baluda overcame third seed Tiago Fernandes of Brazil 6-2,
7-6(5) while Gomez ended the run of Britain`s Oliver Golding