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TENNIS: Childs play puts Lee on course for semis.

Defending men's champion Lee Childs was sent crashing out of the Hastings Direct National Tennis Championships by Martin Lee at the Bolton Arena yesterday.

Childs, who was attempting a history-making thirdsuccessive title, lost in straight sets 6-3, 7-5 to the in-form Sussex-based Lee.

'I've got to be pleased with the result because he's won the tournament for the last two years,' said Lee, who will play Belgrade-born 18-year-old Alex Bogdanovic in the semifinals today.

'I don't think I played as well as in my first two matches, my serve wasn't working quite as well, but if I keep playing this way I'll be happy.'

Bogdanovic - widely regarded as one of the most promising talents in the British game - dropped his first set of the tournament to Cheshire's Mark Hilton.

But the hard-hitting lefthander was still good enough to progress 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 and reach the final for the second year on the run.

Bogdanovic said: 'It was a tough game, but I knew I had to play well because he was in great form.'
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Oct 25, 2002
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