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Abhay Singh lost to Second seed Jan Van Den Herrewegen of Belgium in PSA challenger event

London: Second seed Jan Van Den Herrewegen of Belgium showed perfect control over proceedings to douse the enthusiam out of the Indian seventh seed Abhay Singh in three straight games 11-5, 12-10, 11-7 to enter the final of the Aston and Fincher Sutton Coldfield International, a PSA challenger event here late on Friday.

It was a repeat of the semi-final last year with one difference, Abhay had the last laugh then in what was a five-game battle. Jan had learnt the lesson and played with clear haste to start with to unsettle the Indian. Showing variety in his strokes, Jan forced Abhay to mistakes. However in the second game Abhay gave glimpse of a possible turn around as he made short of an early 1-5 arrears to force the Belgian to err. Abhay even had a game ball but Jan was able to wriggle out to win on extended points and that virtually sealed the match for him. He cruised through the next to win the match.

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