Mumbai, November 18 – In an All Indian battle, unseeded Digvijay Pratap Singh defeated sixth seed Sidharth Rawat 2-6 6-4 6-4 to enter the men’s singles semifinals at the Mumbai Open Championship. Mumbai Tennis 25K MSLTA organized by MSLTA and played on their tennis courts at the GA Ranade Tennis Center
Digvijay, who had won the $15,000 event in Delhi two weeks ago, came back from a first set loss to defeat the top-ranked Rawat in a 2 hour 10 minute match. The Indian will now face 971 ranked Japanese Ryuki Matsuda, who defeated Indian challenge Siddharth Vishwakarma 7-6(6) 6-1 in a quarterfinal fight today.
Top seed Oliver Crawford of the USA edged past Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha 6-2 6-0 to reach the third straight semifinal. He will face fourth seed Dominik Palan of the Czech Republic, who took an hour to finish the challenge of the Japanese. Kazuki Nishiwaki 6-1 6-2 Qualifier.
Second seeds Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli and Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha will be seeking their third consecutive title by reaching the doubles final, in the semifinals they recorded a 6-3, 6-2 win over another Indian pairing of Tushar Madan and Jagmeet Singh. In the final, the Bollipalli/Poonacha pair will face top seeds Vladyslav Orlov of Ukraine and Indian Vishnu Vardhan, who drew on all their experience to overcome the challenge of Faisal Qamar and Nitin Kumar Sinha to win 6-7(4) 6 -1. [10-8]
The following are the results: Quarterfinals: Individuals:
Oliver Crawford (United States)  vs. Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) 6-2 6-0
Dominik Palan (CZE) bt Kazuki Nishiwaki (JPN) 6-1 6-2
Ryuki Matsuda (JPN) vs. Siddharth Vishwakarma (IND) 7-6(6) 6-1
Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND) by Sidharth Rawat [ 6] 2-6 6-4 6-4
Doubles: Semifinal Round:
Vladyslav ORLOV (UKR) /Vishnu VardhanIND)  bt Faisal Qamar (IND)/Nitin Kumar Sinha (IND) 6-7(4) 6-1 [10-8]
Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli (IND)  /Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) with Tushar Madan (IND) /Jagmeet Singh (IND) 6-3 6-2