Weekly Roundup 2020.02.03: Ankita Raina wins second consecutive doubles title in Thailand, limited success for Indian players at the TATA Open Maharashtra

ATP TATA Open Maharashtra

Jiri Vesely won the Men’s Singles title of the ATP Tata Open Maharashtra.

  • Indian players had limited success in the Tata Open ATP 250 tournament in Maharashtra which was disappointing considering the relatively weaker draw. 
  • In singles, 5 Indian players got a chance to play the main draw which is one of the highest in recent years in this tournament. But, out of the 5, only Prajnesh was able to win a match but he too went out in second round. 
  • In doubles , all Indian pair of Purav Raja and Ramkumar Ramanathan had a very good rin to the SF.

Singles summary is as follows

[Q1] (WC) Saketh Myneni (IND,416) l. (4) Nikola Milojevic (SRB,156) 36 26
[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND,131) l. (Q) Viktor Troicki (SRB,159) 26 76(4) 16
[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND, 182) l. (7) Salvatore Caruso (ITA, 98) 63 46 57
[R1] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,122) d. Yannick Maden (GER,131) 76(4) 76(5)
[R1] (WC) Sasikumar Mukund (IND,263) l Taro Daniel (JPN,102) 26 67(7)
[R1] (WC) Arjun Kadhe (IND,612) l Jiri Vesely (CZE,107) 26 46

[R2] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,122) l (4) Soonwoo Kwon (KOR,88) 36 67(5)


[R1] (WC) Matthew Ebden (AUS)/ Leander Paes (IND) d. (2) Divij Sharan (IND)/ Artem Sitak (NZL) 62 76(5)
[R1] (WC) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Arjun Kadhe (IND) l Antoine Hoang (FRA)/ Benoit Paire (FRA) 63 57 7-10
[R1] Purav Raja (IND)/ Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) bt (Alt) Egor Gerasimov (BLR)/ Sumit Nagal (IND) 76(6) 63

[QF] Purav Raja (IND)/ Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) bt (WC) Matthew Ebden (AUS)/ Leander Paes (IND) 62 61
[SF] Purav Raja (IND)/ Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) l (3) Jonathan Erlich (ISR)/ Andrei Vasilevski (BLR) 67(3) 46

ITF $25K – Thailand

Ankita Raina had not entered this week’s ITF 25K tournament in Hua Hin as this was scheduled in same week as Fed Cup Asia Oceana tournament which was subsequently postponed. So, she played only doubles this week and won second consecutive doubles title with her Dutch partner Bibiane Schoofs.

Riya Bhatia qualified for the singles main draw and Zeel Desai made it in as a lucky loser. They played each other in the first round and Zeel won that match. Zeel went on to lose in the second after putting up a fight against third seed.

These are summarised results for the week in Thailand –

[R1] Zeel Desai (IND,704) d. Riya Bhatia (IND,358) 36 62 64
[R2] Zeel Desai (IND,704) l. Zeel Desai (IND,704) 62 26 57

[R1] (1) Ankita Raina (IND)/ Bibiane Schoofs (NED) d. Kamonwan Buayam (THA)/ Patcharin Cheapchandej (THA) 63 61
[QF] (1) Ankita Raina (IND)/ Bibiane Schoofs (NED) d. Supapitch Kuearum (THA)/ Leonie Kung (SUI) 60 62
[SF] (1) Ankita Raina (IND)/ Bibiane Schoofs (NED) d/ Nicoleta-Catalina Dascalu (ROU)/ Simona Waltert (SUI) 41 retd.
[F] (1) Ankita Raina (IND)/ Bibiane Schoofs (NED) d. Miyabi Inoue (JPN)/ Jia-Qi Kang (CHN) 62 36 10-7

Sidharth Rawat scored an impressive win before bowing out in R2.

[R1] Siddharth Rawat (IND,479) d. (5) Vaclav Safranek (CZE,333) 63 76(5)
[R2] Siddharth Rawat (IND,479) l. Makoto Ochi (JPN,428) 57 67(6)

ITF Juniors

At the ITF Grade V event in Nonthaburi, we had the following trophy winners from India

Boys champion: Aman Dahiya
Boys finalist: Krishan Hooda
Doubles Champions: Dhruv Tangri & Aditya Vardhanroy Chowdhury
Girls finalist: Riya Uboveja
Girls doubles finalist: Riya Uboveja

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