TENNIS: Childs play puts Lee on course for semis.
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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