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Patrombon faces tough title defense

/ 05:15 AM October 25, 2019

Shortly after a seemingly no-sweat win over youngster Nio Tria, 6-1, 6-1, on Thursday, defending champion Jeson Patrombon stopped and pondered on his finals prospects.

Now a father of a 1-year-old girl, the 26-year-old Patrombon, former world juniors No. 9, said it’s going to be a tough road to win back the PCA Open men’s singles championship.

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“He (Johnny Arcilla) is one of them (major stumbling blocks to his campaign), but those in the lower bracket are also tough,” Patrombon said.

Eight-time champion Arcilla disposed of Fritz Verdad, 6-1, 6-2, in his latest bid to add one more title after winning it for the last time six years ago. —MARC ANTHONY REYES

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