Top four seeds into Goiania semis!

The top 4 seeds made it through to the semi-finals of the Goiania Open in Brazil after surviving contrasting quarter-finals. Hopes for local success were kept firmly alive when top seed Rafael F Alarcon (pic) booked his place in the last 4 without lifting a racket. After producing a notable upset in the previous round, English qualifier Steven London was unable take his Goiania bid any further, and conceded the match to Alarcon due to an injury. Brazilian Alarcon, the world No52 will now face Yann Perrin for a place in the final after the 3rd-seeded Frenchman despatched Paraguay’s Esteban Casarino 8-11, 11-4, 11-4, 11-6. Malaysia’s Kamran Khan took more than an hour to overcome South African Clinton Leeuw 12-10, 11-7, 5-11, 11-6. The 4th seed moves forward to line up against No2 seed Campbell Grayson. The 25-year-old New Zealander brushed aside Argentina qualifier Hernan D’Arcangelo 11-6, 11-1, 11-4.