ATP Challenger tour
Our players did not have a good run at the challenger level this week as our top 3 singles players lost in first round of their respective challenger. That after Ramkumar missed 3 match points in his match and Prajnesh had won the first set in his match. Not much success in doubles too there.
These are their results this week –
At Hamburg Challenger 80, Germany
[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND,131) l. Hugo Gaston (FRA,162) 57 14 retd.
[R1] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,145) l. (Q) Tobias Kamke (GER,235) 63 46 16
At Marbella Challenger 80,Spain (Clay)
[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,205) l. Carlos Taberner (ESP,158) 63 57 67(4)
Our doubles pairs Ramkumar- Purav Raja and Balaji with his partner Margaroli lost early. Ramkumar and Purav are not having a good run since getting back together on the circuit in last 3 weeks.
Divij and Rohan with their respective partners played at new ATP tournament in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Divij won a round before losing in the quarter finals while Rohan lost in first round.
At $337K Astana Open 2020, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
[R1] Luke Bambridge (GBR)/ Divij Sharan (IND) d. Ariel Behar (URU)/ Gonzalo Escobar (ECU) 75 46 10-6
[QF] Luke Bambridge (GBR)/ Divij Sharan (IND) l (2) Max Purcell (AUS)/ Luke Saville (AUS) 36 57
[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Frederik Nielsen (DEN) l Marcelo Arevalo (ESA)/ Tomislav Brkic (BIH) 76(5) 67(3) 5-10
Ankita Raina qualified thru to main draw of $80K ITF tournament in Tyler, Texas but lost in first round of main draw against the 4th seed.
Big success story was Rutuja Bhosale who was playing her first tournament since Fed Cup in March in Sharm El Sheikh. She won the title there losing only 1 set on the way. This is Rutuja’s third ITF title after winning 2 titles in 2017.
These are results of our players on the ITF tour-
At $80K ITF Women, Tyler, Texas, USA
[Q1] (5) Ankita Raina (IND,179) d. Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR,288) 61 61
[Q2] (5) Ankita Raina (IND,179) d. Tessah Andrianjafitrimo (FRA,253) 62 60
[R1] (Q) (5) Ankita Raina (IND,179) l. (4) Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov (ESP,101) 57 26
At $15K ITF Women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
[R1] (5) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,451) d. Bianca Jolie Fernandez (CAN,1151) 64 62
[R2] (5) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,451) d. Maria Timofeeva (RUS,665) 76(6) 61
[QF] (5) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,451) d. Lamis Alhussein Abdel Aziz (EGY,721) 62 61
[SF] (5) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,451) d. Romana Cisovska (SVK,1214) 46 64 75
[F] (5) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,451) d. Anna Siskova (CZE,579) 63 75
At $15K ITF Men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
[R1] Arjun Kadhe (IND,665) l. Francesco Vilardo (ITA,755) 46 46
[R1] (7) Sidharth Rawat (IND,451) l. Oleksii Krutykh (UKR,574) 76(5) 36 26