Prajnesh makes SF at Nur-Sultan Challenger : Week of 22nd Feb – Indian Tennis Roundup

ATP/ WTA tour 

Lots of Indians played new tournament in Asia- Singapore ATP this week including Yuki Bhambri who played his first match after more than 2 years break due to injury. Yuki showed glimpses of his old self in his match and looked good in his return match. But.only 2 of our doubles teams managed to win a match though. These are results for our players in Singapore :

[Q1] Rohan Bopanna (IND, UNR) l. Christopher Eubanks (USA, 239) 36 46
[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND, 200) vs. Taro Daniel (JPN, 120) 46 76(3) 36
[R1] Yuki Bhambri (IND, UNR) l. Matthew Ebden (AUS, 316) 36 67(3)

[R1]  N. Sriram Balaji (IND)/Luca Margaroli (SUI) d. (WC) Shahid Alam (SGP)/Roy Hobbs (SGP) 75 61
[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/Ben McLachlan (JPN) l.  Luis David Martinez (VEN)/David Vega Hernandez (ESP) 46 26
[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / Purav Raja (IND) walkover

[QF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / Purav Raja (IND) l. (1) Sander Gille (BEL) / Joran Vliegen (BEL) 46 67(3)
[QF] N. Sriram Balaji (IND)/Luca Margaroli (SUI) l. Luis David Martinez / David Vega Hernandez (ESP)

Sumit and Ankita played in qualifying of ATP, WTA tournaments and Divij played doubles. These are their results –

ATP 250 Cordoba Open ( Clay)
[Q1] Sumit Nagal (IND,144) l. Facundo Diaz Acosta (ARG,400) 46 62 36

WTA 500 Adelaide International
[Q1] Ankita Raina (IND,168) l. (9) Caty McNally (USA,113) 16 36

ATP 250 Montpellier, France
[R1] (4) Divij Sharan (IND) / Igor Zelenay (SVK) l. Jonathan Elrich (ISR) /Andrei Vasilevski (BLR) 57 36

ATP Challenger Tour

After 2 first round exits in challengers in South Africa, Prajnesh had a good run at a challenger in Kazakhstan where he reached SF after 2 good wins over former top 100 players.

At Nur-Sultan Challenger 100, Kazakhstan
[R1] (4) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,138) d. Dostanbek Tashbulatov (KAZ, 913) 62 63
[R2] (4) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,138) d. Brayden Schnur (CAN,215) 36 63 60
[QF] (4) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,138) d. (7) Martin Klizan (SVK,159; CH 24) 63 46 64
[SF] (4) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,138) l. (6) Jurij Rodionov (AUT,152) 26 63 36

ITF Circuit

Our players continued playing in Egypt but lost their matches early.

At $15K ITF Men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

[Q3]  (1) Sasikumar Mukund (IND,305) d. Samuel Vincent Ruggeri (JPN,949) 64 46 10-12

[R1] Sidharth Rawat (IND,469) l. Francesco Vilardo (ITA,719) 16 26

[R1] Manish Sureshkumar (IND,667) l. (5) Yusuke Takahashi (JPN,448) 16 62 57

Next week Mukund will continue in Egypt while other Indians will return to India to play futures circuit which starts here.

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