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Tennis: Turner to clash with Satschko

Top seed Daniel King Turner,will face second seed Alexander Satschko in the finals of the Bilcare Foundation supported $15000 Deccan Gymkhana-AITA Men’s ITF Tennis Futures organized by the Deccan Gymkhana Club at their tennis courts.

Top seed Daniel King Turner,will face second seed Alexander Satschko in the finals of the Bilcare Foundation supported $15000 Deccan Gymkhana-AITA Men’s ITF Tennis Futures organized by the Deccan Gymkhana Club at their tennis courts.

The lone Indian in the fray Rohan Gajjar had a bad day as he lost in the singles as well as the doubles. The singles semifinals saw the second seeded German Alexander Satschko ousting the sixth seeded Gajjar 6-4,3-6,6-3 in a 2 hrs 27 min tussle while he suffered the same fate in the doubles final when he and partner Purav Raja,top seeds for the tournament lost to the second seeded pairing of Divij Sharan /Vishnu Vardhan 7-5,6-3.

The topseeded New Zealand davis Cupper Daniel King Turner outplayed Korean Kim Young Jun 6-3 7-6(8-6) in a match lasting 1 hr 40 minutes in the second semifinal.

“This is my second week in India and finally I have found my bearings,I’m playing well and I’m happy to have won”,said Satschko after the match.

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Gajjar got 7 points and $720 for his performance here,while the doubles winner pair will got25 points,the runners up 14,the Semifinalists 7 points.

The finals of the event will be played tomorrow at the Deccan Gymkhana tennis courts.

Results: S.1 Daniel King Turner (Nzl) bt S.4 Kim Young Jun (Kor) 6-3 7-6(8-6);

Match time: 1 hr 40 min

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S.2 Alexander Satschko (Ger) bt S.6 Rohan Gajjar (Ind) 6-4,3-6,6-3; 2 hrs 27 min

Doubles (Finals); (S2). Divij Sharan /Vishnu Vardhan bt (S.1)Rohan Gajjar/Purav Raja 7-5,6-3,1 hr 17 mins.

First published on: 10-10-2009 at 11:22:02 pm
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