Myneni loses in semifinals

Abhinav Sanjeev wins in super tie-break

Filip Peliwo continued to be a thorn in the flesh of Indian players as he outplayed fourth seed Sakety Myneni 6-3, 6-1 in the semifinals of the $54,160 Challenger tennis tournament here on Saturday.

The ninth seeded Peliwo had earlier beaten Sasi Kumar Mukund in three sets.

Saketh collected 29 ATP points and $2,510.

In the quarterfinals of the ITF men’s Futures in Uganda, in which the third set became a super tie-break, Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam prevailed over William Bushamuka of the US 10-8 in the decider.

In the pre-quarterfinals, Anirudh Chandrasekar missed a match point in the third set tie-break and lost 6-7(5), 6-3, 7-6(7) to Giovani Samaha of Lebanon.

The results:

$54,160 Challenger, Jerusalem: Semifinals: Filip Peliwo (Can) bt Saketh Myneni 6-3, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF men, Kampala: Quarterfinals: Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam bt William Bushamuka (US) 3-6, 6-2, [10-8]; Giovani Samaha (Lbn) bt Rishi Reddy 2-6, 7-6(3), [10-4]; Simon Carr (Irl) bt Niki Poonacha 6-4, 7-6(2).

Pre-quarterfinals: Rishi bt Gokul Suresh 6-4, 7-5; Samaha bt Anirudh Chandrasekar 6-7(5), 6-3, 7-6(7); Poonacha bt Suraj Prabodh 6-4, 6-4.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Anirudh & Poonacha bt Ahmed Choudhary & Muzammil Murtaza (Pak) 6-3, 7-6(3).

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