Ramkumar and Saketh lift the doubles title at Bengaluru Challenger, Prarthna wins first pro title after 4 years : Week of 7th Feb – Indian Tennis Roundup


Rohan Bopanna paired up against Denis Shapavalov this week at Rotterdam ATP 500. They won their first round and lost in a close one in QF.

At ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament, Rotterdam, Netherlands

[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Denis Shapavalov (CAN) d. Andrey Golubev (KAZ) / Edouard-Roger Vasselin (FRA) 63 64

[QF] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Denis Shapavalov (CAN) l. (4) Wesely Koolhof (NED) / Neal Skupski (GBR) 46 63 7-10

ATP Challenger Tour

Ramkumar and Saketh won the doubles title at Begaluru 1 challenger. But, our players had limited success in singles with only Prajnesh making it to second round and losing their to the top seed Vesely.

These are results of our players in Bengaluru-

[Q1] Siddharth Rawat (IND,582) l. (12) Gabriel Decamps (BRA,468) 26 46
[Q1] Suraj Prabodh (IND,1425) l. (2) Steven Diez (CAN,268) 36 26
[Q1] Karan Singh (IND,1670) l. (11) Rio Noguchi (JPN,459) 64 16 36

[Q1] (8) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,364) d. Adil Kalyanpur (IND,1339) 62 63
[Q1] Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam (IND,873) l. (5) Malek Jaziri (TUN,302) 67(4) 36
[Q1] Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,745) l. (10) Andrew Harris (AUS,397) 46 46
[Q1] Arjun Kadhe (IND,778) d. (6) Johan Nikles (SUI,349) 64 64
[Q1] Manish Sureshkumar (IND,675) l. (7)  Alezander Erler (AUT,350) 26 46

[Q2] (8) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,364) l. (3) Borna Gojo (CRO,281) 26 36

[Q2] Arjun Kadhe (IND,778) d. (7) Alexander Erler (AUT,350) 63 64

[R1] (WC) Saketh Myneni (IND,558) l. Gian Marco Moroni (ITA,196) 16 16

[R1] (Q) Arjun Kadhe (IND) l. (5) Altug Celikbilek (TUR, 159)

[R1] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND, 235) d. Matthias Bourgue (FRA, 225) 76(4) 62

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,185) l. Max Purcell (AUS,179) 63 06 57

[R1] (WC) Rishi Reddy (IND,1314) l. Enzo Couacaud (FRA,161) 16 36

[R1] (WC) S.D. Prajwal Dev (IND,965) l. Dimitar Kuzamnov (BUL,215) 26 26

[R2] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND, 235) l. (1) Jiri Vesely (CZE,123) 63 26 16

[R1] (1) Purav Raja/Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND/IND) d. Borna Gojo/Dimitar Kuzmanov (CRO/BUL) 64 67(2) 10-8

[R1]  (3) Ramkumar Ramanathan/Saketh Myneni (IND/IND) d. Toshihide Matsui/Markos Kalovelonis (JAP/GRE) 63 63

[R1] (4) Vishnu Vardhan/N. Sriram Balaji (IND/IND) d. Kimmer Coppejans/Mathias Bourgue (BEL/FRA) 46 64 10-3

[R1] (WC) Yuki Bhambri/ Divij Sharan (IND/IND) d. Altug Clebliek (TUR) / Cem Ilkel (TUR) 31 retd.

[R1] Arjun Kadhe / Chun-Hsin Tseng (IND/TPE) l. Borna Gojo / Dimitar Kuzamnov (CRO/BUL) 

[R!] (WC) Adil Kalyanpur / Mukund Sasikumar (IND/IND) l.(2) Alexander Erler (AUT) / Vit Kopriva (CZE) 46 57

[QF] (1) Purav Raja/Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND/IND) l. Jay Clarke / Marc Polmans (GBR/AUS) 26 16

[QF] (3) Ramkumar Ramanathan/Saketh Myneni (IND/IND) d.Steven Diez (CAN) / Malek Jaziri (TUN) walkover

[QF] (4) Vishnu Vardhan/N. Sriram Balaji (IND/IND) l. Hugo Grenier / Alexandre Muller (GER/GER) 46 76(2) 4-10

[QF] (WC) Yuki Bhambri/ Divij Sharan (IND/IND) l. (2) 2) Alexander Erler (AUT) / Vit Kopriva (CZE) 46 46

[SF] (3) Ramkumar Ramanathan/Saketh Myneni (IND/IND) d. Marc Polmans/Jay Clarke (AUS/GBR) 64 64

[F] (3) Ramkumar Ramanathan/Saketh Myneni (IND/IND) d. Hugo Grenier / Alexandre Muller (GER/GER) 63 62

Vijay Sunder Prashanth and Aniruddha Chandrashekhar played at Cleveland Challenger, USA and won a round. 

[R1] Vijay Sunder Prashanth (IND) / Aniruddha Chandrashekhar (IND) d. Yohishito Nishioka (JPN) / Kaichi Uchida (JPN) 63 60

[QF] Vijay Sunder Prashanth (IND) / Aniruddha Chandrashekhar (IND) l. Alex Lawson (USA) / Reese Stalder (USA) 06 36

ITF Tour

Prarthana Thombre had big week as she won her first title since 2018 when she won doubles title at W60 in France. The pair beat a pair ranked inside top 75 on the way. 

Karman Kaur Thandi started her 2020 campaign playing W25 in Birmingham, UK. She won a round and lost a close one against fourth seed. 

Rutuja Bhosale qualified in and won a round in W25 in Egypt. Riya Bhatia lost in first round in W25 in Cancun, Mexico. 

Most of the other Indian players played in the first week of 4 week Indian circuit which started this week in Jhajjar on clay. Top seed Zeel Desai lost in the final against Russian second seed. 

These are results of our players on ITF tour-

At W60 Grenoble, France 

[R1] (4) Prarthana Thombare (IND) / Yurioko Lili Miyazaki (JPN) bye
[QF] (4) Prarthana Thombare (IND) / Yurioko Lili Miyazaki (JPN) d. Daniela Wismane (LAT) / Joanne Zuger (SUI) 63 64
[SF] (4) Prarthana Thombare (IND) / Yurioko Lili Miyazaki (JPN) d. (1) Greet Minen (BEL) / Arantxa Rus (NED) 67(3) 61 10-8
[F] (4) Prarthana Thombare (IND) / Yurioko Lili Miyazaki (JPN) d. (3) Alicia Barnet (GBR) / Olivia Nicholls (GBR) 63 63

At W25 Birminghan, Great Britain (Indoor hard)

[R1] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,437) d. Viktoria Morvayova (RUS,411) 26 64 62

[R2] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,437) l. (4) Jodie Anna Burrage (GBR,208) 57 46

At W25 ITF Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

[Q1] (4) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,509) bye
[Q2] (4) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,509) d. Elizaveta Gurlanova (RUS,NR) 60 62
[Q3] (4) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,509) d. (7) Sapfo Sakellaridi (GRE,529) 64 61

[R1] (Q) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,509) d. Sinna Herrmann (GER,452) 62 61

[R2] (Q) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,509) l. Anastasia Zakharova (RUS,240) 16 26

[R1] (1) Rutuja Bhosale (IND) / Eudice Chong (HKG) d. Allona Falel (BLR) / Yexin Ma (CHN) 64 63

[QF] (1) Rutuja Bhosale (IND) / Eudice Chong (HKG) d.Jing-Jing Lu (CHN) / Yafan Wang (CHN) 64 75

[SF] (1) Rutuja Bhosale (IND) / Eudice Chong (HKG) l. (3) Yulia Hatuoka (BLR) / Antastasia Zakharova (RUS) 46 64 6-10

At W25 Cancun, Mexico

[R1] Riya Bhatia (IND,429) l. Francoise Abanda (CAN,364) 36 26

At W15 Jhajjar, India

[F] Zeel Desai(592, IND) d. Anna Ureke (717, UKR) 4-6 6-4 6-4

[SF] Vaidehi Chaudhari (862,IND) l. Anna Ureke (717, UKR) 1-6 1-6

[SF] Zeel Desai(592, IND) d. Shruti Ahlawat (IND) 4-6 6-4 6-4


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