Divij-Bala are runners-up in Prostejov : Week of 7th Sept, Indian Tennis Roundup

ATP Challenger Tour :
The team of Divij Sharan and Sriram Balaji  made it to the final of big Prostejov Challenger this week before losing in a close match in the final.

[R1] Divij Sharan (IND) / N.Sriram Balaji (IND) d. Alex Bolt (AUS) / Marc Polmans (AUS) 36 63 10-6
[QF] Divij Sharan (IND) / N.Sriram Balaji (IND) d. (3) Andre Goransson (SWE) / Goncalo Oliveira (POR) 64 61
[SF] Divij Sharan (IND) / N.Sriram Balaji (IND) d. David Poljak (CZE) / Dalibor Svrcina (CZE) 61 75 [F] Divij Sharan (IND) / N.Sriram Balaji (IND) l. Zdenek Kolar (CZE) / Lukas Rosol (CZE) 26 62 6-10

The finalists at the presentation ceremony

Sumit becomes first Indian to win a match in grand slam singles in 7 years

At the US open, Sumit Nagal became the first Indian player to win a singles match at the Grand Slam when beat the American Bradly Klahn in the first round. He went on to lose to in second round against second seed Dominic Thiem who has now gone on to reach the final. Still, a great step forward for Sumit in his career graph. Rohan Bopanna with his partner Dennis Shapovalov progressed to the QF with a good upset win over the the sixth seeds.

These are Sumit’s and Rohan’s results at US open-

[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND,122) d. Bradley Klahn (USA,128) 61 63 36 61

[R2] Sumit Nagal (IND) l. (2) Dominic Thiem (AUT), 36 36 26

[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Denis Shapovalov (CAN) d. Noah Rubin (USA) / Ernesto Escobedo (USA) 62 64
[R2] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Denis Shapovalov (CAN) d. (6) Kevin Krawietz (GER) / Andreas Mies (GER) 46 64 63

[QF] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Denis Shapovalov (CAN) l. Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) / Horia Tecau (ROM) 57 57

Bopanna/Shapovalov at the US Open
Sumit Nagal

At Generali Open ATP 250, Kitzbuhel, Austria

At the ATP tour event in Kitzbuhel, Austria, Prajnesh Gunneswaran played his first match since return after covid lockdown and lost in second qualifying round.

[Q1] (12) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,136) d. (WC) Sandro Kopp (AUT,777)  64 16 64

[Q2] (12) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,136) l. Marc-Andrea Huesler (SUI,303) 36 36

Clay court expert Huesler went on to reach SF beating 12th ranked Fabio Fognini and 57th ranked Feliciano Lopez on the way.

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