British number four Arvind Parmar, who knocked out reigning champion and tournament top seed Cedric Pioline of France, continued his recent improvement by reaching the quarterfinals in Nottingham Wednesday beating compatriot Barry Cowan 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of the $375,000 ATP tour event.
Parmar defeated his left-handed compatriot and training partner in straight sets in their second round meeting in just under an hour.
The Briton, who is currently ranked 151 in the world, has been in great form having taken six-time Wimbledon champion Pete Sampras to three sets at Queen's last week and will meet the experienced Zimbabwean Byron Black in the quarterfinals Thursday.
The 30-year-old Zimbabwean, a finalist in 1998, defeated Sargis Sargsian of Armenia 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.
Bjorkman, who defeated Tim Henman on Tuesday, also clinched a place in the quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Max Mirnyi of Belarus.
Parmar faces Byron Black or Sargis Sargsian in the next round and opens Wimbledon against Brazil's Andre Sa - (Several Sources)
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