New Delhi, Jan 26 (PTI) Veteran Leander Paes and his American partner James Cerretani did not have to move a sinew in reaching the semifinals of the Newport Beach Challenger even as Vishnu Vardhan and N Sriram Babalji were ousted from the Rennes event in France. Also Read - 'Another Phase of Greatest Witch Hunt', Says Donald Trump After US Senate Acquits Him in Historic Impeachment Trial

Paes and Cerretani, seeded second, advanced in the USD 150,000 event after receiving a walkover from the local pair of Frances Tiafoe and Michael Mmoh, who encountered a shoulder problem. Also Read - US Court Seeks Status Report On Visas To Family Members Of H1-B Holders

They are now up against Marcelo Arevalo and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela, who knocked out Aliaksandr Bury and Hsien-Yin Peng 7-5 7-5 in their quarterfinal. Also Read - The Weeknd Performs Live At Super Bowl Halftime Show, Fans Share His Then-And-Now Photos

Meanwhile at the Euro 64,000 USA tournament in France, unseeded Vardhan and Balaji suffered a close 4-6 4-6 semifinal defeat at the hands of second seeded Sander Arends and Antonio Sancic.

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