Sixth-seeded Manish Sureshkumar came off the brink to beat UK qualifier Henry Patten 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the KPIT $ 15,000 ITF men's tennis tournament at the Deccan Gymkhana on Friday. .
In a battle of victory that lasted almost three hours, Manish came down to 3-5 in the second set, and overturned the match in a tie-break. In the decider, he dropped out of the last three matches after 3-4.
Manish will play fourth seed Oliver Crawford in the semi-finals. The American defeated national champion Arjun Kadhe 6-3, 7-6 (5).
Kadhe advanced to the doubles final with Luca Castellanovo of Switzerland.
Results: Quarterfinals: Manish Sureshkumar bt Henry Patton (GBr) 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4; Oliver Crawford (USA) bt Arjun Kadhe 6-3, 7-6 (5); Zain Khan BT Aidan Manchu (GBR) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0; Jonathan Mridha (Sway) defeated Simon Carr 7-5, 2-6, 6-1.
Doubles (Semifinals): Luka Kostrelnovo (Sui) and Arjun Kadhe bv Anvith Bendre and Parikshit Somani 6-4, 6-4; Simon Carr (Eral) and Alexander Kotzen (USA) bt Zane Khan (USA) and Dalibor Svetsina (Sage) 6-4, 3-6 [10-7].