The Indian challenge in the singles competition of the Bengaluru Open 2020 came to a grinding halt on Thursday ahead of the quarter-final action that begins on Day 5.
Julian Ocleppo of Italy faces Ilya Ivashka of Belarus while Australian, James Duckworth takes on Thomas Fabbiano in the men's singles quarterfinals of the ATP Challenger event at the KSLTA courts in Bengaluru.
Fabbiano, who had defeated Stefanos Tsitispas and Dominic Thiem in Grand Slam's last year, dropped a set before beating India's Saketh Myneni, while his Italian counterpart Julian Ocleppo accounted for Sidharth Rawat.
James Duckworth, who has had an injury-ridden career, did well at the Maharashtra Open in Pune and will look to continue with the winning momentum when he takes on Fabbiano.
In the men's doubles semi-final, the Indo-Australian pair of Leander Paes and Matthew Ebden will square off against the Israeli-Belarusian duo of Jonathan Erlich and Andrei Vasilevski, while Saketh Myneni and Matt Reid of Australia will be up against Purav Raja and Ramkumar Ramanathan.
Julian Ocleppo vs Ilya Ivashka
Prediction: Ocleppo to win in 3 sets
James Duckworth vs Thomas Fabbiano
Prediction: Fabbiano to win in 3 sets
Blaz Rola vs Stefano Travaglia
Prediction: Travaglia to win in 3 sets
Benjamin Bonzi vs Yuichi Sugita
Prediction: Sugita to win in 3 sets
Saketh Myneni/Matt Reid vs Purav Raja/Ramkumar Ramanathan
Leander Paes/Matthew Ebden vs Jonathan Elrich/Andrei Vasilevski