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Arnav shocks second seed Abhinansu, enter semis of Tata Steel AITA Men’s National Tennis Tournament

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Jamshedpur, June 7: 15-year-old boy from Maharashtra shocks the 2nd seed in the Men’s Open Singles category¬†at the ongoing¬†Tata Steel AITA Men’s National Ranking 1 Lac Prize Money Tennis Tournament 2023, held at the synthetic courts of the JRD Tata Sports Complex.

Arnav Vijay Paparkar of Maharashtra, unseeded in the Men’s Open Singles draw played a long 3 hour 50 minutes quarter final match against 2nd seeded Abhinansu Borthakur of Bengal to upset the seed by a nail-biting 3-6,6-1,7-5. Paparkar will face Odisha’s Pratyush Mohanty in the semi final tomorrow who in turn got the better of Arunava Majumder, also in a 3-setter battle. Mohanty won by 6-1,3-6,6-4.  

Top seeded Atharva Sharma of Maharashtra had an easy day today as he went past statemate Arnav Kokane by a comfortable 6-2,6-0. Sharma will meet Bengal Ritabrata Sarkar in the semi finals tomorrow. Sarkar won against 6th seeded Md Fardeen by a straight 7-5,6-0.

Matches will start from 8:00 am on Thursday.

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