Prajnesh makes Ismaning SF, Bopanna finishes runners-up in Antwerp : Week of 19th Oct – Indian Tennis Roundup

ATP Challenger Tour :

This week Prajnesh had a very good run at challenger level at Ismaning Challenger in Germany reaching the SF. Ramkumar also had a good win in first round of Isnaming Challenger but lost in straight sets against the same Dutch player whom Prajnesh lost to later in the SF.

Our doubles pairs of Ramkumar/ Purav and Balaji/Margaroli lost in their respective first rounds

ATP 80 Ismaning Challenger

[R1] (7) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,152) d. (Q) Tomas Martin Etcheverry (ARG,250) 64 36 76(3)
[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND, 207) d. Quentin Halys (FRA, 209) 76(5) 63

[R2] (7) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,152) d. Lukas Lacko (SVK,188) 64 57 64
[R2] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,207) l. Botic Van de Zandschulp (NED,174) 26 26

[QF] (7) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,152) d. (Q) Daniel Masur (GER,256) 75 67(9) 63

[SF] (7) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,152) l. Botic Van de Zandschulp (NED,174) 67(6) 16

Ramkumar Ramanathan during his 1st round match at the ATP Ismaning Challenger (Photo – Vishnu Reddy)

ATP 250 Events :

Sumit Nagal had one very good win the qualifying before losing in second qualifying round at Cologne ATP . However, he made it in as a lucky loser and lost in a 3 setter against a top 40 player.

Rohan Bopanna made it to the final of the Antwerp ATP

ATP 250 Cologne Open –

[Q1] Sumit Nagal (IND,129) d. (6) Norbert Gombos (SVK,104) 75 64
[Q2] Sumit Nagal (IND,129) l. (1) Pierre-Hugues Herbert(FRA,81) 26 26

[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND, 130) l. Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB, 39) 64 67(4) 16

Sumit lost a very tight match to ATP #39 Miomir Kecmanovic (Photo – Florian Buechting/Flyctory)
Divij Sharan and partner Tennys Sandgren lost in the 1st round (Photo – Florian Buechtin/Flyctory)

ATP 250 Antwerp Open
[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND) /Matwe Middelkoop (NED) d. (4) Jamie Murray (GBR) / Neal Skupski (GBR) 64 64

[QF] Rohan Bopanna (IND) /Matwe Middelkoop (NED) d. Alex De Minaur (AUS) /Matt Reid (AUS) 63 46 10-4

[SF] Rohan Bopanna (IND) /Matwe Middelkoop (NED) d. (5) Sander Gille (BEL) /Joran Vliegen (BEL) 46 63 10-8

[F] Rohan Bopanna (IND) /Matwe Middelkoop (NED) l.  (2) John Peers (AUS) / Michael Venus (NZL) 36 46

Ankita Raina played in a big ITF tournament in US with a tough field but lost in second qualifying round.

$80K ITF Women,Macon,Georgia, USA

[Q1] (7) Ankita Raina (IND,179) d. Jovan Jovic (SRB,238), 61 36 (10-1)

[Q2] (7) Ankita Raina (IND,179) l. (12) Gabriela Talaba (ROM, 223), 06 06

[R1] (4) Anna Danilina (KAZ)/ Ankita Raina (IND) d. Naomi Broady (GBR)/ Erin Routliffe (NZL), 63 64

[QF] (4) Anna Danilina (KAZ)/ Ankita Raina (IND) l. Magdalena Frech (POL)/ Katarzyna Kawa (POL) 46 64 6-10

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