Men’s $3k PSA Challenger, 29 Apr – 02-May, Lorient, France
Home hopefuls bow out in quarters
The top four seeds won through to the semi-finals in Lorient, each of them beating French opponents to end home interest in the event.
Top seeded German Valentin Rapp survived as Manu Paquemar retired injured at 9-all in the fifth after 87 minutes! He’ll face Yannik Wilhelmi, one of two Swiss in the last four, who beat Laouenan Loaec in four games.
Second seeded Swiss Robin Gadola overcame Toufik Mekhalfi 11-9 in the fifth, and he faces Spain’s Ivan Perez, a straight-games victor over Edwin Clain.