Yuki Bhambri qualified for the main draw at Dubai ATP 250 with back to back wins against current India #1 Prajnesh Gunneswaran and current India #3 Ramkumar Ramanathan. Then , put up a great fight in the first round against world #62 Aljaz Bedene before going down.
At Dubai ATP 500
[Q1] Yuki Bhambri (IND,NR) d. (7) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,130) 61 64
[Q1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,201) d. Evgeny Donskoy (RUS,128) 64 64
[Q2] Yuki Bhambri (IND,NR) d. Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,201) 75 57 62
[R1] Yuki Bhambri (NR, IND) l. Aljaz Bedene (SLO, 62) 63 16 46
Rohan Bopanna got together after a long time with his previously successful Pakistani partner Aisam Ul-Qureshi but got a tough draw against second seeds and lost after a 3 set battle.
At Acapulco ATP 500, Mexico
[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi (PAK) l. (2) Jamie Murray (GBR) / Bruno Soares (BRA) 76(4) 26 1-10
This week Ankita could not get into singles qualifying draw and only played doubles and lost in first round in Mexico.
At Monterrey WTA 250, Mexico
[R1] Ankita Raina (IND) / Dalila Jakupovic (SRB) l. Anna Blinkova (RUS)/Nadia Podoroska (ARG) 16 46
ATP Challenger Tour
Balaji and Purav played with their respective partners in a challenger in Italy and reached QF and SF respectively and lost to the same pair.
At Biella 4 Challenger 80, Italy
[R1] N. Sriram Balaji (IND) / Luca Margaroli (SUI) d. (WC) Lorenzo Claverie (ITA) / Matteo Gigante (ITA) 61 63
[QF] N. Sriram Balaji (IND) / Luca Margaroli (SUI) l. (4) Matt Reid (AUS) / Lloyd Glasspool (GBR) 46 26
[R1] Purav Raja (IND) / Tristan-Samuel Weissborn (AUT) d. (Alt) Akira Santilan (JPN) / Bernard Tomic (AUS) 62 57 10-3
[QF] Purav Raja (IND) / Tristan-Samuel Weissborn (AUT) d. Quentin Halys (FRA) / Lucas Pouille (FRA) 64 46 10-7
[SF] Purav Raja (IND) / Tristan-Samuel Weissborn (AUT) l. (4) Matt Reid (AUS) / Lloyd Glasspool (GBR) 64 46 7-10
Sasi Kumar Mukund and Karman Kaur Thandi played in Egypt and Tunisia futurers. Karman won a hard fought match against last week’s winner and lost a marathon match in the second round. Mukund lost in first round against a fomer top 200 player.
At Sharm El Sheikh M15, Egypt
[R1] (2) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,315) l. Aldin Setkic (BIH,503), 26 26
At W15 ITF Tunisia 11A, Monastir
[R1] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,628) d. Jana Kolodynska (BLR,1293) 62 36 63
[R2] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,628) l. Salma Djoubri (FRA,612) 67(3) 76(5) 46