Bopanna-Shapovalov with a QF finish at ATP Rome Masters : Week of 14th Sept – Indian Tennis Roundup

ATP Events –

Rohan Bopanna along with his now regular partner, Denis Shapovalov upset the top seeds at Rome Masters event to reach QF but lost in a super tie break there. 

These are his results this week –

ATP Masters 1000, € 3,85M Internazionali BNL d’Italia, Rome, Italy (Clay)

[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Denis Shapovalov (CAN) beat Cristian Garin (CHI)/ Guido Pella (ARG) 64 64
[R2] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Denis Shapovalov (CAN) beat (1) Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL)/ Robert Farah (COL) 63 36 10-5

[QF] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Denis Shapovalov (CAN) lost to Jeremy Chardy (FRA)/ Fabrice Martin (FRA) 64 57 7-10

ITF Events –

There were a few others like our womens no. 1 Ankita Raina and promising Sasi Kumar Mukund who played on ITF circuit but lost early.

The Indian no.1 and top-seeded, Ankita Raina (IND, 166) bowed out in the second qualifying round vs Elsa Jaquemot (FRA, 658) to jr. top 10 with a scoreline of 2-6 1-6. Ankita had previously defeated Tayisiya Morderger (GER, 545) in the first qualifying round with a scoreline of 6-4 6-0. Mukund lost to former jr. top 5 American and 2019 Junior Roland Garros finalist.

ITF Women’s $80K Cagnes-Sur-Mer, France (Clay)

[QR1] Ankita Raina(IND,166) beat Tayisiya Morderger(GER,545) 6-4 6-0
[QR2] Ankita Raina(IND,166) lost to Elsa Jaquemot(FRA,658) 2-6 1-6

ITF Men’s $25K Prague, Czech Republic (Clay)

[QR1] Adil Kalyanpur(IND,1042) beat Kelsey Stevenson(CAN,663) 6-3 7-6(5)
[QR2] Adil Kalyanpur(IND,1042) lost to Lucas Gerch(GER,442) 1-6 2-6

[QR1] Arnav Alok Goel(IND,UNR) lost to Jiri Barnat(CZE,1524) 0-6 0-6

[R1] Mukund Sasikumar(IND,286) lost to Toby Kodat(USA,1256) 1-6 3-6

ITF Men’s $15K Sintra, Portugal (Hard)

[QR1] Terence Das(IND,1601) lost to Eduardo Nava(USA,1615) 1-6 6-7(6)

[QR1] Aditya Katicarren(IND,UNR) lost to Nicolas Alvarez Varona(ESP,631) 0-6 0-6

Next time, our top mens singles players, Sumit, Prajnesh and Ramkumar and womens no. 1 Ankita Raina will be at French Open qualifying.

Photos from Ankita’s short campaign in France –
Photo Credits – Nicolas Gavet

Mukund’s match can be viewed from 00:03:00 to 00:04:15 mark

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