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King-Turner Through To Semis

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25 October 2008 - Further to his round one victory over Johannes Robert van Overbook of USA 6-4 6-3, at the ITF Futures tournament in USA, Davis Cup player Daniel King-Turner has followed up with two further strong victories to advance to the semi-finals.

Consecutively King-Turner has knocked out the tournaments 6th and 3rd seeds. First it was Alex Kuznetsov of the US who is ranked 289 (was 158 a year ago), and then in the quarters he accounted for Australian Brydan Klein. The scoreline over the emerging Australian, who won the Australian Open Junior Grand Slam in 2007, and is currently ranked 260, was 6/4 7/6.

Another Australian, Matthew Ebden awaits in the semi-finals.

The event is the fourth that King-Turner has entered with the support of travelling coach Alistair Hunt. Hunt returns to NZ after this event to help his partner Mel prepare for the birth of their second child. King-Turner meanwhile will continue on through the US for a further four weeks of Futures and Challengers.

Meanwhile, yesterday Tennis NZ released the Davis Cup tender document for interested co-hosts. The tie will be held in New Zealand, against Malaysia during the March 6-8 period.

Fellow Davis Cup squad member Matt Simpson made the second round of the Futures event in Mexico this week where he fell to Frenchman Fabrice Martin. Simpson is still going strong in the doubles semi-finals.

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