ATP Challenger Tour
After a long time, our #3 Ramkumar Ramanathan had an excellent run at challenger level making the final of the Eckental Challenger in Germany before losing to young American talent Sebastian Korda who had reached fourth round at French open. He was the only Indian who played singles this week as our #2 Prajnesh Gunneswaran had taken a week’s break and our #1 Sumit Nagal has ended his season early. Our doubles pairs lost in the quarter final.
These are the results of our players this week-
At Eckental Challenger, Germany, Challenger 100
[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,206) d. (Q) Duje Ajdukovic (CRO,386) 64 62
[R2] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND, 206) d. Hiroki Moriya (JPN, 246) 76(1) 64
[QF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,206) d. (4) Evgeny Donskoy (RUS,120) 62 61
[SF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,206) d. (Q) Marvin Moeller (GER,1495) 46 61 61
[F] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,206) l. Sabastian Korda (USA,136) 46 46
With that run, Ramkumar will comfortably get back into top 200 of the ATP singles rankings this Monday.
[R1] (1) Divij Sharan (IND) / Igor Zelenay (CZE) d. Jamie Cerretani (USA) / Zdnek Kolar (POL) 57 63 14-12
[R1] (3) Purav Raja (IND) / Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) d. Evgeny Donskoy (RUS) /Ilya Ivashka (BLR) 57 64 11-9
[QF] (1) Divij Sharan (IND) / Igor Zelenay (CZE) l . Marc-Andrea Huesler (AUT) / Kamil Majchrzak (POL) 46 36
[QF] (3) Purav Raja (IND) / Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) l. Harri Heliovaara (FIN) / Jurij Rodionov (AUT) 36 76(3) 8-10
Rohan Bopanna did well to make it to the QF at Paris Masters with new partner Oliver Marach. This was great for him as his regular partner Denis Shapavalov had to withdraw due to injury and he got in at the last moment with Marach.
These are his results :
ATP Masters 1000 Paris
[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Oliver Marach (AUT) d. Nikola Cacic (SRB) / Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 75 76(6)
[R2] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Oliver Marach (AUT) d. (9) Fabrice Martin (FRA) / Jean-Julien Rojer (FRA) 36 64 10-8
[QF] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Oliver Marach (AUT) vs. Jurgen Melzer (AUT) / Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 06 67(6)
ITF Tour – Arjun Kadhe wins doubles title :
Arjun Kadhe won his 2nd title in 3 weeks in the doubles competition at the $15K Sharm-el-sheikh Futures
Ankita Raina could not qualify for 100K tournament in US and last week’s title winner Rutuja Bhosale lost in the first round.
These are the results on ITF tour-
At $100K ITF Women, Charleston, South Carolina, USA (Green Clay)
[Q1] (5) Ankita Raina (IND,178) d. Katie Volynets (USA,316) 76(5) 62
[Q2] (5) Ankita Raina (IND,178) l. Claire Liu (USA,244) 46 46
At $15K ITF Women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
[R1] (5) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,451) l. Jessie Aney (USA,1825) 36 26
Rutuja’s opponent went on to make the final there.
At $15K ITF Women, Lousada, Portugal
[R1] Riya Bhatia (IND,352) l. Alina Charaeva (RUS,557) 26 62 36
At $15K ITF Men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
[R1] (6) Siddharth Rawat (IND,452) d. Guy Den Ouden (NED,NR) 75 76(7)
[R2] (6) Siddharth Rawat (IND,452) l. Oleksii Krutykh(UKR, 575) 16 36