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Sumit Nagal Stuns Top Seed Blaz Kavcic, To Face Yuki Bhambri in Semis

India's unseeded Sumit Nagal shocked top seed Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia to book a semifinal clash with compatriot Yuki Bhambri in the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger event.

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Updated:November 23, 2017, 10:52 PM IST
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Sumit Nagal Stuns Top Seed Blaz Kavcic, To Face Yuki Bhambri in Semis
File Image of Sumit Nagal. (Getty Images)
Bengaluru: India's unseeded Sumit Nagal shocked top seed Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia to book a semifinal clash with compatriot Yuki Bhambri in the Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger event.

Kavcic was tipped to win the quarterfinal tie but Sumit outplayed 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 the 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.

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