Raja-Sharan in semis of Tashkent ATP Challenger

Tashkent, PTI | Updated : 09 October 2013, 08:01 PM

Indian doubles pair of Purav Raja and Divij Sharan scored a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Farrukh Dustov and Malek Jaziri of Tunisia to enter the semifinals of the USD 125000 Tashkent Challenger on Wednesday.

In the quarter-final match, the second seeded Indian pair broke Dustov and Jaziri in the 12th game in the first set and in the 10th game in the second set and wrapped up the match in just over an hour at the Olympic tennis School Tennis Complex.

In the semifinals, Raja and Sharan will clash with the unseeded Israeli pair of Dudi Sela and Amir Weintraub, who stunned fourth seeded Thai Twins Sonchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana in the another quarterfinal match.

Meanwhile, Malek Jaziri, ranked 173, upset fourth seeded Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-4, 6-2 in one hour and 15 mins to enter the singles quarterfinals.

Stakhovsky ranked 94th and better known for knocking out Federer at Wimbledon this year looked out of sorts and could not survive Jaziri's onslaught.

In another upset, Israel's Amir Weintraub stunned eighth seeded Marco Chiudinelli of Switzerland 6-1, 6-3 to also make it to the last eight along with third seeded compatriot Dudi Sela and seventh Seeded Oleksander Nedovyesov.

First Published: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 07:58 PM
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