Incheon, Sep 26 (IANS) India’s Sanam Singh reached the quarterfinals of the men’s singles tennis event of the 17th Asian Games with a straight sets victory over higher ranked South Korean Hyeon Chung at the Yeorumul Tennis Courts here Friday.
The Indian 10th seed, staged a remarkable comeback to beat the sixth seed 7-5, 6-1 in an hour and 24 minutes in the third round match.
In a gruelling first set, Sanam trailed Hyeon, who is ranked more than 200 places over the Indian in the ATP rankings, 1-4 but fought back brilliantly to take the first set 7-5 in 54 minutes.
Sanam carried forward that momentum into the second giving his South Korean no chance to find his rhythm.
The Indian breezed past Hyeon 6-1 in just 29 minutes to seal his berth in the next round.
Sanam could possibly face top seed Yen-Hsun Lu in the quarters provided the Chinese Taipei player wins his third round match.