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Peter through to semi-finals after epic win

By John Flack

Peter Bothwell has reached the semi-finals of a $10,000 tournament for the first time in his career after another outstanding win in Spain yesterday.

The 21-year-old Hillsborough man came from a set down to defeat the third seed, Pablo Gonzalez, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 as he once again beat a player with a vastly superior ranking.

The Spaniard, who has won seven career titles, all in the past two years, is 399 on the world-list while Bothwell is a lowly 1471.

However after his heroics this week, he is set to rise up the rankings and, should he beat Portugal's Joao Monteiro today to reach the final, he could make it into the top 1000.

Bothwell said: "My form hadn't been good earlier in the year but recently I have been trying hard to concentrate on the process rather than the outcome and it's been successful for me."

"I have been working hard and now I can see it paying off with an every ball, every point mentality.

"This has been my best-ever week in singles and I've just been saying to myself: 'be tough to beat'. and so far it's been going well but hopefully there's more still to come."

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