Srichaphan upsets Coria at Rotterdam

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:50 IST

Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan caused an upset when he beat second seed Guillermo Coria in the second round of the World Indoor Tournament in Rotterdam.

Rotterdam: Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan caused an upset when he beat second seed Guillermo Coria in the second round of the World Indoor Tournament in Rotterdam on Wednesday. Srichaphan beat the Argentine in three sets, 2-6, 7-6(7-2), 6-3. Coria got off to a good start against Srichaphan, winning the opening set 6-2. Back into match The Thai number one looked to be on his way out, but gathered himself to claw his way back into the match. After entertaining the crowd with his range of trick shots, Srichaphan started to find his range towards the end of the second set. He bagged the tiebreak 7-2 and after a thigh massage at the changeover recharged his batteries, he pushed on to play a solid third set. Srichaphan broke Coria's serve early on and held on to win 2-6, 7-6, 6-3. Srichaphan will be looking forward to a good run in Rotterdam if he can maintain his form.
Topics : Tennis
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