Rohan Bopanna progresses to the third round of the US Open, Ramkumar reaches singles QFs in Mallorca : Week of 30th Aug – Indian Tennis Roundup

US Open

The US Open featured Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza, Divij Sharan and Ankita Raina in the doubles draw. Mirza partnered Coco Vandeweghe in the women’s doubles and Rajeev Ram in the Mixed event. Bopanna and paired up with Croatian Ivan Dodig, while Divij Sharan entered the draw alongside Kwon Soon-Woo as alternate. Ankita Raina played her 4th straight Slam in Women’s doubles this year.

Photo Credits : USTA

Thirteeth seeds Bopanna/ Dodig have kept the Indian hopes alive by moving into the third round. All other pairs featuring Indians bowed out in the first round.

Photo Credits : USTA

[R1] Sania Mirza (IND) /Coco Vandeweghe (USA) l. (12) Raluca Olaru (ROM) /Nadiia Kichenok (UKR) 64 46 36

 [R1] Divij Sharan (IND) / Soonwoo Kwon (KOR) l. (4) Rajeev Ram (USA)/Joe Salisbury (USA) 36 46

[R1] Ankita Raina (IND) / Katryina Bondarenko (UKR) vs. (8) Darija Jurak (CRO) / Andreja Klepac (SLO) 16 16

[R1] Sania Mirza (IND) / Rajeev Ram (USA) l. Max Purcell (AUS) / Dayana Yastremska 

 (UKR) 36 63 7-10

[R1] (13) Rohan Bopanna (IND) /Ivan Dodig (CRO) d. Jordan Thompson (AUS) /James Duckworth (AUS) 36 63 76(1)

[R2] (13) Rohan Bopanna (IND) /Ivan Dodig (CRO) d. Hugo Nys (MON) / Arthur Rinderknech 63 46 64

ATP Challenger Tour

Ramkumar made it to the QF of singles and semi finals of doubles ( along with Sriram Balaji) at Malorca Challenger in Spain. Sumit and Prajnesh lost in first round of challengers in Italy and France respectively. 

Photo Credits : Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar

These are the summaried results of our players in challengers this week-

At Mallorca Challenger 80 (Hard)

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,204) d. (WC) Carloz Gomez-Herrara (ESP,383) 67(1) 64 75

[R2] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,204)  d. (5) Sebastian Ofner (AUT,168) 75 retd.

[QF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,204) l. (1) Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN,123) 64 46 67(5)

[R1] (3) Ramkumar Ramanthan (IND) / N.Sriram Balaji (IND) d. Fabian Fallert (GER) / Piotr Matuszewski (POL) 62 61

[QF] (3) Ramkumar Ramanthan (IND) / N.Sriram Balaji (IND) d. Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera (CHI) / Carlos Gomez-Herrera (COL) 63 60

[SF] (3) Ramkumar Ramanthan (IND) / N.Sriram Balaji (IND) l. (2) Fernando Rombali (BRA) / Jan Zielinski (POL) 26 67(2)

At St. Tropez Challenger, France ( Hard)

[R1] (4) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,156) l. Hugo Grenier (FRA,241) 57 36

Photo Credits: St. Tropez Open/Alexandre Hergott

[R1] (3) Jeevan Nedunzheziyan (IND) /Purav Raja (IND) d. Mathias Bourge (FRA) Valentin Royer (FRA) 46 62 10-5

[QF] (3) Jeevan Nedunzheziyan (IND) /Purav Raja (IND) l. Hugo Grenier (FRA) / Alexandre Muller (FRA) 64 16 2-10

At Como Challenger, Italy (Clay)

[R1] (6) Sumit Nagal (IND,164) l. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS,280) 46 67(4)

ITF Tour

On the ITF tour, Manish Sureshkumar played after a long time and reached QF of a futures in Germany. 

Sowjanya Bavisetti did well to qualify for main draw of W60 on clay with a couple of very good wins. 

These are the results of our players on main draw of ITF tour last week. 

At M15 Allershausen, Germany 

[R1] (7) Manish Sureshkumar (IND,708) d. Adrian Otezbatch (GER) 36 63 64

[R2] (7) Manish Sureshkumar (IND,708) d. Mathew Romios (AUS,735) 61 57 63

[QF] (7) Manish Sureshkumar (IND,708) l. (4) Muck Veldheer (NED,596) 16 64 06

At M15 Cairo, Egypt

[R1] (7) Nitin Kumar Sinha (IND,1126) l. (Q) Valerio Aboian (ARG,1459) 46 16

[R2] Rutuja Bhosale (IND,480) l. (1) Conny Perin (SUI,255) 36 16

[R1] Rutuja Bhosale (IND,479) l. Yvonne Cavalle-Reimers (ESP,395) 36 16

At W60, Collonge-Bellerive,SUI

[Q1] (11) Sowjanya Bavisetti (IND,631) d. Yasmin Mansouri (FRA,824)

[Q2] (11) Sowjanya Bavisetti (IND,631) d. (5) Victoira Marayova (SVK,471) 62 61

[R1] (Q) Sowjanya Bavisetti (IND,631) l. Jessica Ponchet (FRA,241) 06 06

At W15 Monsatir, Tunisia

[R1] (WC) Bhuvana Kalva (IND,1325) l. Martina Capurro Taborda (ARG,1285) 75 36 04 retd.

[R1] Srvya Sivani Chilakalapuddi (IND,1100) l. Bestrice Ricci (ITA,NR) 16 16

[R1] Sahaja Yamlapalli (IND,NR) l. Anchisa Chanta (THA,901) 26 06

ITF Juniors

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