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
 Evan Williams (NZL) bt  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)
 Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) bt Mohamed Saeed (EGY) 3-0: 11-9, 11-6, 12-10 (36m)
 Elvinn Keo (MAS) bt  Patrick Miescher (SUI) 3-0: 11-8, 11-7, 11-9 (23m)
Draw – Semi-Final
 Evan Williams (NZL) v Vincent Droesbeke (FRA)
 Dimitri Steinmann (SUI) v  Elvin Keo (MAS)