Early exits for the Indians at the French Open Qualifying: Week of 21st Sept – Indian Tennis Roundup

Disappointment in French Open qualies

It was somewhat disappointing French open qualifying for our players this week. Prajnesh on mens side and Ankita on womens side won a round each but fell in the next round. Ramkumar lost easily which was somewhat expected as he was playing his first competitive match in a while but most disappointing was our #1 and our best on clay court by far, Sumit Nagal losing out in straight sets to former top 100 player Dustin Brown.

These are results for our players –

[Q1] (16) Sumit Nagal (IND,127) l. Dustin Brown (GER,244) 67(4) 57
[Q1] (29) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,141) d. Cem Ilkel (TUR,206) 63 61

[Q1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND, 197) l. W-Tristan Lamasine (FRA, 268) 57 26

[Q2] (29) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,141) l. Aleksandar Vukic (AUS,190) 46 67(4)

]Q1] Ankita Raina (IND,176) d. Joanna Jovic (SER,234) 64 46 64

[Q2] Ankita Raina (IND,176) l. 22-Kurumi Nara (JPN,142) 36 26

ATP Challenger Tour

Sasi Kumar Mukund has started back on tour but lost in first round in this week’s in Romania.

At $60K Sibiu Challenger, Romania (Clay)

[R1] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,287) l. Juan Manual Cerundolo (ARG) 46 67(5)

Balaji too lost in first round of a challenger in Italy with his double partner.

ITF Tour

Our Women’s #2 Riya Bhatia has started playing on ITF tour and won a round at a $15K tournament in Porto, Portugal but lost in a close match in the second round.

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