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Prakash Amritraj pulls out of quarter-final
October 29, 2003 15:42 IST
India's medal hopes in tennis at the first Afro-Asian Games suffered a setback when top seed Prakash Amritraj pulled out of the singles main draw due to an indisposition on Wednesday.
Amritraj, who was to play Congo's Sony Koyombo in the quarter-finals, withdrew from the tie as he was running fever.
"Prakash has pulled out as he is running fever and has a sore throat. Koyombo has got a walkover and moved into the semi-finals," Chief Referee Nitin Kannamwar said.
With the Indians completely dominating the tennis event, Amritraj and compatriot Vijay Kannan were expected to set up a title clash. However, now the Indian challenge will rest on Kannan, who moved into the semi-finals with a straight-set victory over Sri Lanka's Harashana Godamana.
India already won both the team event gold medals.