19 Dec 2008

Upset at NZ tennis champs

6:07 am on 19 December 2008

The fifth seed Mark Nielsen has beaten the second seed Dan King-Turner to win a place in the final of the New Zealand Residential Tennis Champs on the North Shore.

Nielsen won through in a third set tiebreaker, to set up a final against the New Zealand number one Rubin Statham, who's just been granted a main draw wildcard into next month's Heineken Open.

Statham also took three sets to reach the final, beating another Aucklander Adam Thompson.