This year we had Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan in mens doubles and Ankita Raina in womens doubles. Divij and Ankita lost in R1 in close matches but Rohan Bopanna has progressed to the quarterfinals. Rohan Bopanna/ Frank Skugor will be facing the Spanish duo of Martinez / Nadikar in the quarters.
Photos by : Vishnu Reddy
These are their results –
[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND) /Franko Skugor (CRO) d. Andre Begemann (GER) /Nikoloz Bashilashvili (GEO) 64 62
[R2] Rohan Bopanna (IND) /Franko Skugor (CRO) d. Nicholas Munroe (USA) / Francis Tiafoe (USA) 64 75
[R3] Rohan Bopanna (IND) /Franko Skugor (CRO) d. Matwe Middelkoop(NED) /Marcelo Arevalo (SAL) Walkover
[R1] Divij Sharan (IND) /Federico Delbonis (ARG) l. Matt Reid (AUS) /Alex De Minaur (AUS) 63 67(11) 46
[R1] Ankita Raina (IND)/Lauren Davis (USA) vs (10 ) Laura Siegemend (GER) /Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 46 46
ATP Challenger Tour –
Ramkumar Ramanathan played one more week on clay before moving to grass and had one good win before losing in a close match in second round. Sasi Kumar Mukund got a chance to play in the main draw of a challenger after some time and had an excellent upset win in first round over a seed before falling in 3 sets in second round. Ramkumar along with Balaji made the doubles SF while Mukund also reached the doubles SF. Jeevan Nedunzheziyan got back together with Purav Raja after some time but they lost in first round in first tournament together.
These are their results –
At Biella 7 Challenger 80, Italy (Clay)
[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,216) d. Blaz Kavcic (SLO,217) 61 61
[R2] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,216) l. (Q) Jacopo Berrettini (ITA,532) 75 16 46
[R1] (3) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / N. Sriram Balaji (IND) d. (WC) Marco Bortolotti (ITA) / Luca Vanni (ITA)61 76(7)
[QF] (3) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / N. Sriram Balaji (IND) d. (WC) Jacopo Berrettini (ITA) / Flavio Cobolli (ITA) 76(9) 75
[SF] (3) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / N. Sriram Balaji (IND) l. (2) Luis David Martinez (VEN) / David Vega Harnendwz (ESP) 26 46
At Little Rock Challenger 80, USA
[R1] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,326) d. (7) Roberto Cid Subervi (DOM,238) 63 64
[R2] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,326) l. Goncalo Oliveira (POR,317) 64 46 26
[R1] (Alt) Sasikumar Mukund (IND) /M Pervolarakis (GRE) d. R Gonzales (COL) /M Redlicki (USA) 62 76(3)
[R1] (3) Jeevan Nedunzheziyan (IND) / Purav Raja (IND) l. Christopher Eubanks (USA) / Roberto Quiroz (COL) 57 26
[QF] (Alt) Sasikumar Mukund (IND) /M Pervolarakis (GRE) d. Sekou Bangoura (USA) / Donald Young (USA) 76(5) 16 10-7
[SF] (Alt) Sasikumar Mukund (IND) /M Pervolarakis (GRE) l. Nicolas Barrientos (COL) /Ernesto Escobedo (USA) 57 36
Siddhant Banthia has returned to ITF circuit during his summer break in US college circuit. Last week he made the doubles final with Indian origin New Zealand player Ajit Rai. This week in singles he qualified thru and had a very good upset over second seed in first round but he retired midway thru second set in second round.
At M15 Monastir 22A, Tunisia
[Q1] (6) Siddhant Banthia (IND,1266) bye
[Q2] (6) Siddhant Banthia (IND,1266) d. Ezequiel Simonit (ARG,2816) 57 64 10-8
[Q3] (6) Siddhant Banthia (IND,1266) d. (9) Lucio Carnevalle (ARG,1502) 63 63
[R1] (Q) Siddhant Banthia (IND,1266) d. (2) Thomas Fancutt (AUS,573) 76(2) 64
[R2] (Q) Siddhant Banthia (IND,1266) l. (Q) Mauri Di Maio (ITA,1460) 26 02 retd.