India's rising tennis star Sumit Nagal stunned top seed Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia to set up a semifinal clash with compatriot Yuki Bhambri in the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger event at Bengaluru on Thursday.
Kavcic was favourite to win the quarterfinal tie but Sumit overpowered him in straight sets 6-3 6-4 at the KSLTA Stadium. In the semifinals, Sumit will face Yuki who defeated compatriot Prajnesh Gunneswaran 7-5, 6-2 in another quarterfinal match of the USD 100,000 tournament.
Asked about tomorrow's semifinals, Yuki said, "It does not really matter whom I am playing in the semifinals. I will just focus on my game."Yuki had beaten Spain's Pedro Martinez 6-2, 7-6 yesterday to enter the quarterfinals.
In another quarterfinal match, Tsung-Hua Yang of Chinese Taipei defeated Frenchman Antoine Escoffier 6-4, 6-4 to set up a semifinal clash with Great Britain's Jay Clarke who beat Croatian Ante Pavic 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 .