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Bun Kenny comes close, knocked out of Futures

Bun Kenny comes close, knocked out of Futures

Cambodia’s Bun Kenny put up a stout-hearted fight before going down 6-7, 3-6 to South African second seed Ruan Roelofse in the second round of the ITF Men’s Futures at the Rama Garden Complex in Bangkok yesterday.

During an exhausting first set that stretched to more than an hour, the Cambodian Davis Cupper had the South African in spots of bother.

But 21-year-old Kenny couldn’t cash in on several chances to break his opponent’s resolve.

The Kingdom’s No 1 player stayed in the fight up to the half-way stage in the second set before the second seed forcefully closed out the contest.

“The first set was touch and go, and the momentum swung with it,” Kenny told the Post after his defeat.

Bun Kenny will move to the second Futures event in Thailand next week, having picked up a valuable ATP point by virtue of his first-round victory over Australia’s Gavin Van Peperzeel on Tuesday.

To contact the reporter on this story: H S Manjunath at [email protected]