Mumbai lad Aryan Goveas could not sustain the winning run in the USD 10,000 ITF Kuwait Futures tournament and lost in straight sets in the semi-finals.
The 18-year-old, who shocked No. 2 seed Evgeny Karlovskiy of Russia in the quarter-finals of the singles event yesterday, did not serve well and went down 4-6 2-6 to German No. 3 seed Daniel Altmaier.
Thanks to his good show in the outdoor hard court tournament held in Meshref, Kuwait, Goveas earned six points and his ranking, currently 1,076, would get a significant boost and is set to dip well under 1,000 to around 925.