India's Prakash Amritraj defeated Australian Zbynck Mlynarik 6-3, 6-3 to storm into the semi-finals of the ATP Challenger tournament.
updated: February 25, 2007 09:48 IST
Dharwad:India's Prakash Amritraj defeated Australian Zbynck Mlynarik 6-3, 6-3 to storm into the semi-finals of the ATP Challenger tournament today. The Indian needed just 82 minutes to get the better of Mlynarik to reach the last four. Prakash, son of former tennis player Vijay Amritraj, then teamed up with Rik De Voest of South Africa to move into the semi-finals of the doubles event. The duo defeated S Groen and Paul Logtens of Netherlands 6-3, 6-4 to make it to the final four. Meanwhile, Prakash was joined in the last four of the singles event by top seed Danai Udomchoke of Thailand, Rik De Voest of South Africa and Yen Tzuoo Wang of Taipei. In the semi-finals, Amritraj will take on Wang, who beat Japan's Takahiro Terachi 6-4, 6-2, while Udomchoke will clash with De Voest, a 6-4, 7-5 winner over Guillermo Gracia-Lopez of Spain. In other matches, the Indian duo of Harsh Mankad and Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the doubles after losing to Ratiwatana brothers Sanchai and Sanchat of Thailand 4-6, 6-7 (5/7). (PTI)