Bopanna makes it to the quarters of Toronto Masters, Ankita gets good wins in ITF $100 Landisville : Indian Tennis Roundup – Week of 9th Aug

ATP/WTA tour

Rohan Bopanna was the only Indian who played in the Toronto Masters and made it through to the QF before losing to eventual champions Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury.

Photo Credits: Gyles Dias/Tennis Canada

These are his results this week-

At the $3,487,915 “National Bank Open presented by Rogers”, Toronto ATP, CAN (Hard)

[R1] (8) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Ivan Dodig (CRO) d. Fabio Fognini (ITA)/ Lorenzo Sonego (ITA) 64 76(4) 

[R2] (8) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Ivan Dodig (CRO) d. Simon Bolelli (ITA) / Maximo Gonzalez (ARG), 64 63
[QF] (8) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Ivan Dodig (CRO) l. (3) Rajeev Ram (USA)/ Joe Salisbury (GBR), 64 36 [4-10]

ATP Challenger Tour

Sumit Nagal played in a Challenger in Germany and lost in a tough 3 setter against the eventual champion from Chile. Sumit’s bad form continues and hope he gets some win soon to keep his ranking inside top 200.

Sriram Balaji and Arjun Kadhe played in a Challenger in Prague and were top seeds but lost in first round itself. India’s doubles pairs are not getting anything together these days except Rohan to an extent. 

These are the results at challenger level this week –

At €44,820 Rhine Assets Open Challenger, Meersbusch, GER (clay)

[R1] (8) Sumit Nagal (IND,159) l. Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera (CHI,197), 57 64 36

At €31,440 TK Sparta Prague Open Challenger, Prague, CZE

[R1] (1) N.Sriram Balaji/ Arjun Kadhe l. (Alt) Yan Bondarevskiy (RUS)/ Oleg Prihodko (UKR), 46 46

ITF Tour

Ankita Raina played in a big 100K ITF tournament in US and qualified into singles main draw and won a round with 3 very good wins. 

Photo Credits: Erik Pribitkin

At ITF W100, Landisville, PA, USA

[Q1] (9) Ankita Raina (IND,198) d. Louisa Chirico (USA,436) 26 61 10-7

[Q2] (9) Ankita Raina (IND,198) d. (8) Katie Boulter (GBR,193) 64 61

[R1] (Q) Ankita Raina (IND,198) d. Renata Zarazua (MEX,122), 63 62

[R1] (4) Ankita Raina/ Renata Zarazua (MEX) d. Sophie Chang/ Sophia Whittle (USA), 63 75
[QF] (4) Ankita Raina/ Renata Zarazua (MEX) l. Yu-Chieh Hsieh (TPE)/ Chieh-Yu Hsu (TPE) walkover

[R1] (4) Ankita Raina/ Renata Zarazua (MEX) d. Sophie Chang/ Sophia Whittle (USA), 63 75
[QF] (4) Ankita Raina/ Renata Zarazua (MEX) vs Yu-Chieh Hsieh (TPE)/ Chieh-Yu Hsu (TPE)

ITF Juniors

Manas Damne had a great week finishing as singles champion and doubles Finalist in Jugend Cup, U16 European Junior Tennis Tour held in Germany.

Photo Courtesy: Piatti Tennis Center

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