AL­CAN­TARA...

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Charoen­phon and Worovin Kumthonkit­tikul as of press time yes­ter­day.

If they win, they will take on the Ja­panese duo of Daisuke Su­mizana and Shun­rou Takeshima in the quar­ter­fi­nals.

Al­can­tara came from backto-back tri­umphs with dif­fer­ent team­mates in re­cent dou­bles com­pe­ti­tions.

He and long-time buddy Karunu­day Singh cap­tured the F4 Thai­land Fu­tures after de­feat­ing home­town bets Nut­tanon Kad­cha­panan and Palaphoom Ko­va­pituk­ted, 6-3, 7-5, in the last week of Septem­ber.

An­other one fol­lowed when Al­can­tara took Ja­pan’s Shin­taro Imai at his side and went on win­ning the F5 Thai­land Fu­tures.

But, it was not sim­ple for the Filipino and the Ja­panese as they strug­gled hard in the fi­nals op­po­site Adrian An­drze­jczuk of Poland and Cheng-Yu Yu of Chi­nese-Taipei in a match that was only set­tled in the de­cid­ing set.

Al­can­tara and Imai took the first set with a 7-5 win, but An­drze­jczuk and Yu re­bounded with a 7-6 (5) win to call for a de­cider.

But, the much ex­pe­ri­enced Al­can­tara and Imai had the breaks of the game on their side to seal the vic­tory, 10-7.

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