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Coetzee reaches semis
- Updated: October 27, 2010
By Mark Etheridge
Doubles expert Jeff Coetzee is back in action and recently reached the semi-finals of an ATP Challenger tennis tournament in Orleans, France.
Coetzee teamed up with Poland’s Mateusz Kowalczyk in two tournaments after a lengthy spell playing with Scotland’s Jamie Murray.
The Cape Town based player has been waging a continual struggle with a niggling hamstring injury.
“It’s much better now,” said Coetzee from Europe. “My first tournament back was also in France (Rennes). We lost to America’s James Cerretani and David Skoch of Czech Republic in the first round. I was a bit rusty but then last week in Orleans we got the same guys again in the first round.We beat them 6-1 6-2 and then got through to the semi-finals where we lost 5-7 4-6 to Frenchmen Sebastien Grosjean and Nicolas Mahut in the semi-finals.
“Now I’m taking a week off and then will play Four Challenger events starting from next Monday — two in Germany, one in Salzburg and then in Finland before I head back home for some sunshine.”