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Somdev in semis, Rastogi crashes out

Somdev in semis, Rastogi crashes out

India's Somdev Devvarman assured himself of an Asian Games medal as he booked a semi-final berth.

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Guangzhou: India's Somdev Devvarman assured himself of an Asian Games medal as he booked a semi-final berth by defeating China's Zhang Ze in the quarterfinal of the men's singles here on Sunday.

The second seeded Indian won with a 6-4, 6-4 against sixth seeded Zhang in the match, which nearly lasted two hours at the Aoti Tennis Center.

In the semi-final, Somdev will face the winner of the other quarterfinal between Thailand's Danai Udomchoke and Japan's Tatsuma Ito.

Somdev's compatriot Karan Rastogi, seeded seventh, lost 2-6, 6-4, 5-7 to top seed Dennis Istomin of Uzbekistan in the quarterfinal.

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