Tennis: Artem Sitak progresses to Chennai doubles semis

Kiwi tennis ace Artem Sitak in doubles action at the 2016 ASB Classic Photo/Nick Reed
Kiwi tennis ace Artem Sitak in doubles action at the 2016 ASB Classic Photo/Nick Reed

Kiwi tennis champion Artem Sitak has continued his good form this week, by moving into the semi-finals of the Chennai ATP tournament in India.

Combining with American Nicholas Monroe as the fourth seeds, they gained an almost-walkover win against Steve Darcis (Belgium) and Frenchman Benoit Paire in the quarter-finals.

Sitak and Monroe were ahead 5-0 in the first set, when Darcis was forced to retired with a right wrist injury.

The New Zealander and American now play the Indian pair of Rohan Bopana and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan for a place in the final.

After winning the recent Pascoes NZ Tennis Championship singles, Sitak has a singles and doubles wildcard into the ASB Classic men's tournament, which starts with qualifying today and the main draw on Monday.

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