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Sanam moves into 3rd round after hard-fought win against Spaniard

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London, July 4 (UNI) Jolted out of complacence, eighth seed Sanam Singh overcame gritty Spaniard Roberto Bautista-agut in three sets to move into the third round of the boy's singles event at the Wimbledon here today.

With compatriot Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Rupesh Roy already sent packing, Sanam was entrusted with the task of continuing the Indian challenge and despite his momentary lapse in concentration, the Chandigarh youngster carved out a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win on court number 17.

Sanam had a rather subdued start and was trailing 1-3 before he shrugged off the inertia and went on to win five of the next six games to pocket the first set.

His opponent came back strongly in the second set and though Sanam caught up with him after six games, the Spaniard won three games in a row to win the set and force the decider.

The third set was a see-saw affair with the players tied at 4-4 but Sanam held his serve and then broke the Spaniard to seal the match in his favour and sail into the third round.

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