Encouraging performances by Sumit, Balaji in European Challengers : Week of 5th Oct – Indian Tennis Roundup

Our top players in singles and doubles have been playing in Europe for the last few weeks and played in 2 different challengers in Italy and Spain this week. There were encouraging performances by Sumit in Italy where after winning a round, he went very close against a top 75 player in the second round before losing after some controversial line calls against him. Balaji with his Swiss partner made the SF stage for the second consecutive week. Others unfortunately lost in the first round.

These are results for our players –

ATP 125 Parma Challenger, Italy (Clay)

[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND,127) d.(WC) Giulio Zeppieri (ITA,316) 64 64
[R2] Sumit Nagal (IND,127) l. (3) Laslo Djere (SRB,73) 57 64 46
[R1] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,142) l. Paolo Lorenzi (ITA,130) 67(5) 26
[R1] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) / Kamil Majchrzak (POL) d. Alessio De Bernardis (ITA) / Francesco Passaro (ITA) 64 62
[QF] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) / Kamil Majchrzak (POL) l. Ariel Behar (URU) / Gonzalo Escobar (ECU) 46 16

ATP 80 Barcelona Challenger, Spain (Clay)

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,199) l. Kimmer Coppejans (BEL,163) 26 57
[R1] N.Sriram Balaji (IND) / Luca Margaroli (SUI) d. Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / Aleksandar Vukic (AUS) 57 64 10-5
[QF] N.Sriram Balaji (IND) / Luca Margaroli (SUI) d. (WC) Sergio Martos Gornes (ESP ) /Mario Vilella Martinez (ESP) 63 64
[SF] N.Sriram Balaji (IND) / Luca Margaroli (SUI) l. Harri Heliovaara (FIN) / Alex Lawson (USA) 57 76(8) 7-10

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