Third seed Harinder Pal Sandhu has beaten Korea's Ko Youngjo to enter the semi-final of the South Australian Open on Thursday. Meanwhile, U-13 player, Yuvraj Wadhwani finished third in the boys U-13 category after losing to eventual winner Joachim Chua 11-9, 5-11, 5-11, 7-11 in the semi-finals.
The former Indian national champion needed just 28 minutes to complete his task with scores of 11-3, 11-3, 11-9. Harinder now gets ready to meet the top seed Piedro Schweertman of Netherlands in the last four.
The Maharashtra youngster, seeded 3/4 finished third in the boys U-13 category after losing to the top seed and eventual winner Joachim Chua of Malaysia 11-9, 5-11, 5-11, 7-11 in the semi-finals.
In the placings match for the third place, he beat Shamiel Haeyzad Bn Sharulhisam, also of Malaysia 8-11, 12-10, 6-11, 12-10, 11-2.
Yuvraj had till the quarterfinal not conceded a game, winning each of his four-round matches in the 128-draw field, on a fluent note. In the quarterfinal, Yuvraj had beaten a Hong Kong player Tse Jat 11-6, 7-11, 11-9, 11-9.
As for placings of the rest, in the boys', Shuhan Sehgal (24th place) in U-15 section, Gautam