This was supposed to be the most entertaining fixture of the night and large numbers of local players swarmed the courts in anticipation of a match up that was a repeat of the semi finals at the Indian Nationals earlier this year.
It wasn't meant to be - Harinder who was clearly feeling his back during his laboured five game win yesterday couldn't take the court. A series of Physio sessions over the last 18 hours wasn't enough and he had to pull out without hitting a ball. A disappointment for the Mumbai crowd.
Mahesh who plays regularly at the CCI will now play Alan Clyne in the Main Draw