Yuki makes Dubai Main Draw ; Karman registers first win post comeback : Week of 15th Mar – Indian Tennis Roundup


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

ITF Circuit

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

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