So, at the K Canada F1 futures at Mississauga near Toronto !! One thing we can count on Harsh to do is, if he is any decent form, he does not give up and brings out the fire in his belly .. Incidentally, he was in Canada about a week ahead and had done some serious training for a week too ..
I believe it is also very rare for an Indian other than LP or MB to go past the first or second round west of India ..
Fazal had reached one or two QFs in the Canadian futures, and Srinath had a semifinal in a futures in Greece too, if my memory is correct ..
Finalist at the AO and Wimbledon juniors last year, he is ranked 11th in the world in ITF juniors right now (he was as high as #2 or #3 behind Roddick just a few months back, I think - many consider this tall dude to be the next Ivanisevic from Croatia, by the way .. I believe Vijay Kannan fell in the doubles first round in Netherlands though .. When different Indians reach semis or finals of pro events in UK, Canada, France and India, that is a great week!! Now they run into another American pair, the 8th seeded youngsters Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan ..
Harsh picked up 4 ATP points and now faces the 7th seed Mario Ancic (CRO,571) in the semi tomorrow .. Ancic upset the 4th seed tasuku Iwami (#535) of Japan today .. Harsh will have his hands full tomorrow trying to pick up 4 more ATP points ..
Ancic is a tall 17 year old who is already in the Croatian Davis Cup team and has a DC win too (he was also in their Olympics team with Goran) .. Also, Vikrant Chadha and James Shortall (NZL) reached the semifinal of doubles at the Canada F1 futures too, but they fell today in the semi .. They have picked up 100 entry points each and $14.9K together so far, and can pick up some 10K and 55 points more tomorrow ..