Prajnesh & Ramkumar reach the quarters in Challengers, Purav/Jeevan finish as runners-up in Tenerife : Week of 1st Nov – Indian Tennis Roundup

ATP Challenger Tour

Both Ramkumar and Prajnesh reached the singles quarterfinals of challengers in Europe and US respectively. Ramkumar reached the doubles quarterfinals as well.

Meanwhile in Spain, Purav Raja &Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, fondly known as #RajaJee had yet another great week, finishing as runners-up in Tenerife Challenger.

Photo Courtesy : Eckentel Challenger

At Eckentel Challenger 80, Germany (Indoor Hard)

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,187) d. (LL) Aldin Setkic (BIH,420) 76(4) 46 63

[R2] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,187) d. Maximilian Marterer (GER,199) 75 76(4)

[QF} Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,187) l. Daniel Masur (GER,241) 36 36

[R1] Ramkumar Ramnathan (IND) / Victor Vlad Cornea (ROM) d. Jack  Draper (GBR) / Evan Furness (FRA) 62 64

[QF] Ramkumar Ramnathan (IND) / Victor Vlad Cornea (ROM) l. Roman Jebavy(CZE) / Jonny O’ Mara(GBR) 46 46

At Charlottsville Challenger 80, USA

[R1] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,184) d. (2) Taro Daniels (JPN,125), 67(2) 76(5) 62

[R2]  Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,184) d. (Q) Inaki Montes-De La Torre (ESP,979) 61 75

[QF]  Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND, 184) l. Brayden Schnur (CAN, 243) 57 36

[R1] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Dimitry Popko (KAZ) d. Gigs Brouwer (NED) / Reese Stalder (USA) 26 76(4) 10-7

[QF] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Dimitry Popko (KAZ) l. Jason Jung (TPE) / Christopher Rungkat (INA) 26 57

At Tenerife Challenger 80, Spain
[R1] (2) Jeevan Nedunzheziyan (IND) /Purav Raja (IND) d. Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) / Fredrico Ferreira Silva (POR) 61 64

[QF] (2) Jeevan Nedunzheziyan (IND) /Purav Raja (IND) d. (WC) Ivan Marrero Curbelo (ESP) / Hillel Rousseau (HAI) 36 75 10-6

[SF] (2) Jeevan Nedunzheziyan (IND) /Purav Raja (IND) d. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) / Feliciano Lopez (ESP)

[F] (2) Jeevan Nedunzheziyan (IND) /Purav Raja (IND) l. (3) Nuno Borges (POR)/ Frasisco Cabral (POR) 36 46

At Bergamo Challenger 90, Italy

[R1] (4) Divij Sharan (IND) / N. Sriram Balaji (IND) l. Fransesco Forti (ITA) / Federico Gaio (ITA) 64 67(2) 11-13

ITF Tour

Ankita and Karman both played  in W60 tournament in France but lost in first round. Decent fight by Karman against a top 60 player but Ankita’s form has been a bit down in last few weeks. 

At W60 Nantes, France

[R1] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,504) l. (1) Anhelina Kalinina (UKR,57) 36 36

[R1] Ankita Raina (IND,194) l. (Q) Sada Nahinama (BRI,345) 64 16 26

At W15 Heraklion,France

[R1] (1) Sowjanya Bavisetti (IND,631) l. Karen Merthiens (ESP,1147) 36 retd.

At W15 Castellon, Spain

[R1] Satwika Sama (IND,948) l. (1) Carlota Martinez Cirez (ESP,500) 06 16

ITF Tour – Juniors

15 year-old Rushil Khosla lifts the ITF J4 title in Nairobi. He beat the 3rd, 7th, 8th, and 11th seeds in a giant killing run – losing just one set throughout the week.

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