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Droesbeke on Course for Second Successive Title in Bendigo


French World No.232 Vincent Droesbeke swept to the semi-final stage of a PSA World Tour event for the third time in his career after downing India’s Sandeep Ramachandran in an impressive display in the quarter-final of the Bendigo International, PSA M5 tournament.

Droesbeke, 24, captured his maiden PSA World Tour title a fortnight ago in the South Australian Open and he sealed his quarter-final spot in Bendigo courtesy of a gruelling 3-2 win over South Korea’s Ko Youngjo in the previous round.

He showed no signs of fatigue against Ramachandran though as a virtuoso display saw him power to an 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 victory to reach the last four.

Top seed Evan Williams lies between Droesbeke and a place in the final after the New Zealander bested Mithran Selvaratnam by a 3-1 scoreline.

Second seed Elvinn Keo and number four seed Dimitri Steinmann will contest the other semi-final fixture after they defeated Patrick Miescher and Mohamed Saeed, respectively.

Results – Quarter-Final: Bendigo International 2016
[1] Evan Williams (NZL) bt [8] Mithran Selvaratnam (MAS) 3-1: 11-7, 11-6, 3-11, 11-5 (43m)
Vincent Droesbeke (FRA) bt Sandeep Ramachandran (IND) 3-0: 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 (29m)
[4] Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) bt Mohamed Saeed (EGY) 3-0: 11-9, 11-6, 12-10 (36m)
[2] Elvinn Keo (MAS) bt [6] Patrick Miescher (SUI) 3-0: 11-8, 11-7, 11-9 (23m)

Draw – Semi-Final
[1] Evan Williams (NZL) v Vincent Droesbeke (FRA)
[4] Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) v [2] Elvin Keo (MAS)

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