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Paes-Cerretani in semis of Newport Beach Challenger

47   //    26 Jan 2018, 18:35 IST

New Delhi, Jan 26 (PTI) Veteran Leander Paes and his American partner James Cerretani did not have to move a sinew in reaching the semifinals of the Newport Beach Challenger even as Vishnu Vardhan and N Sriram Babalji were ousted from the Rennes event in France.

Paes and Cerretani, seeded second, advanced in the USD 150,000 event after receiving a walkover from the local pair of Frances Tiafoe and Michael Mmoh, who encountered a shoulder problem.

They are now up against Marcelo Arevalo and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, who knocked out Aliaksandr Bury and Hsien-Yin Peng 7-5 7-5 in their quarterfinal.

Meanwhile at the Euro 64,000 USA tournament in France, unseeded Vardhan and Balaji suffered a close 4-6 4-6 semifinal defeat at the hands of second seeded Sander Arends and Antonio Sancic

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