The men division of the 2012 Brazil Open continued its competition in the penultimate day of the tournament. The Men Singles had the Round 16 and the quarterfinals while the Doubles had the semifinals.
After causing the first upset in the Men Singles, the host Hugo Calderano lost his magic in the Round 16 against the Indian 13th seed Soumyajit Ghosh. However, the success of Ghosh was not carried through the next round. It was Marcos Frietas of Portugal who earned the slot in the semifinals with 11-7, 11-5, 11-1, and 11-6.
Marcos Freitas vs Thiago Monteiro
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The South Korean Olympic Team was intact as they entered the quarterfinal round. However, when the round ended, they were one man down. Third seed and 2004 Olympic champion Ryu Seung Min was so far the biggest casualty in the competition.
The perpetuator is the French and fifth seed Emmanuel Lebesson who nailed his victory in six sets (11-4, 11-6, 11-9, 10-12, 7-11, 11-8).
Top seeds from South Korea, Joo Sae Hyuk and Oh Sang Eun surpassed the hurdle victoriously at the expense of the Brazilian seeds. Joo Sae Hyuk swept eighth seed Gustavo Tsuboi while Oh Sang Eun accounted for the defeat of seventh seed Cazuo Matsumoto.
Joo Saehyuk vs Allan Bentsen
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As for the Men Doubles, the South Korean tandem of Oh Sang Eun and Ryu Seung Min defeated the Brazilian duo of Thiago Monteiro and Gustavo Tsuboi. Oh and Ryu scored 7-11, 11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 11-13, and 11-7.
In the lower half of the draw, fourth seeds Hugo Calderano and Cazuo Matsumoto of Brazil earned their place in the finals after winning against the Spanish-French tandem of Marc Duran and Emmanuel Lebesson. Calderano and Matsumoto posted 8-11, 10-12, 11-5, 11-7, 11-3, and 13-11.
The Men Singles will continue it's competition on June 17, 13:45 local time with the semifinals while the Doubles will have its conclusion on the same day, 16:45 local time.
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