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
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.