Jeevan and Balaji win challenger doubles title in Slovakia, Rutuja wins title in Thailand : Weekly round-up for the week starting June 6


Rohan Bopanna was back with Dennis Shapavalov this week starting his grass season at Stutgart. He lost in SF after 2 good wins.

At Boss Open ATP 250, Stuttgart, Germany (Grass)

[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Dennis Shapavalov (CAN) d. Jonathan Erlich (ISR) / Aslan Karatsev (RUS) 64 60

[QF] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Dennis Shapavalov (CAN) d. Aleksandr Nedoyvesov (KAZ) / Aisam-Ul_Haq Quereshi (PAK) 64 36 11-9

[SF] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Dennis Shapavalov (CAN) l. Herbert Hurkacz (POL) / Mate Pavic (CRO) 67(1) 67(5)

ATP Challenger Tour

Balaji and Jeevan won the doubles title at Bratislava, Slovakia. This is 8th challenger title for Balaji- 5 with Vishnu, 1 each with RamK, Elrich and now with Jeevan. 9th challenger title for Jeevan – 2 with Austin Krajicek, 1 each with Saketh, Purav, Rungkat, Arevalo, Skugor, Lopez-Perez and now Balaji.

Balaji will be now up to #140 firmly as India #3 ahead of Divij now and Jeevan at #164.

Only Ramkumar played in singled but lost in first round. These are results for our players this week at challenger level.

At Nottingham Challenger 125, Great Britain (Grass)

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,175) l. Geoffrey Blancaneaux (FRA,181) 67(3) 57

[R1] Divij Sharan (IND,) / Artem Sitak (NZL) d. Jamie Cerretani (USA) / Purav Raja (IND) 64 46 10-6

[R1] (2) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / John-Patrick Smith (AUS) d. Lucas Pouille (FRA) / Jack Sock (USA) 67(3) 76(4) 10-6

[QF] (2) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / John-Patrick Smith (AUS) l. (WC) Arthur Fery (GBR) / Felix Gill (GBR) 46 57

[QF] Divij Sharan (IND) / Artem Sitak (NZL) l. (3) Jonny O’Mara (GBR) / Ken Skupski (GBR) 46 36

At Bratislava Challenger 90 Slovakia (Clay)

[R1] (4) N. Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Neduncheziyan (IND) d. Daniel Dutra  Da Silva (BRA) / Courteny John Lock 63 76 (9)

[R1] Saketh Myneni (IND) / Evgeny Karlovskiy (RUS) l. (1) (1) Alexander Erler (AUT) / Lucas Miedler (AUT) 36 63 4-10

[QF] N. Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Neduncheziyan (IND) d. (WC) Peter Nad (SVK) / Peter Benjamin Privara (SVK) 76(2) 61

[SF] (4) N. Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Neduncheziyan (IND) d. (1) Alexander Erler (AUT) / Lucas Miedler (AUT) 57 75 10-4

[F] N. Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Neduncheziyan (IND) d. Vladyslav Manafov (UKR)/ Oleg Prihodko (UKR) 76(6) 64

At Perugia Challenger 125, Italy (Clay)

[R1] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Michael Geerts (BEL) d. (WC) Alessio De Bernardis (ITA) / Francesco Passaro (ITA) 63 62

[QF] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Michael Geerts (BEL) l. (4) Sadio Dombia (FRA) / Fabien Reboul (FRA) 46 26

At Lyon Challenger 100, France (Clay)

[R1] Anirudh Chandrasekar (IND) / Luca Castelnuovo (SUI) d. Andrea Collarini (ARG) / Federico Coria (ARG) 67(5) 63 10-8

[QF] Anirudh Chandrasekar (IND) / Luca Castelnuovo (SUI) l. (2) Romain Arneodo (MON) / Jonathan Eysseric (FRA) 36 46

ITF Tour

Good performance by Indian women players in Thailand this week. Rutuja Bhosale made singles semi final ( her first one at this level since more than 2 years) and won the doubles titlel.

Ankita Raina made the singles QF before losing in 3 clsoe sets to in-form Chinese player who has won title last week and has now reached the final this week while only dropping a set to Ankita in all these matches.

Also Karman making a return from injury break won a match before losing in second round to same Chinese player ( Xinyu Gao). Vaidaehi qualified thru winning 3 rounds and then upset the 8th seeded Chinese in first round before losing to a Japanese player in second round.

[R1] Riya Bhatia (IND,494) l. Michika Ozeki (JPN,687) 67(5) 16
[R1] Rutuja Bhosale (IND,505) d. (4) Peangtern Plipuech (THA,397) 67(8) 64 76(4)
[R1] (Q) Vaidehi Chaudhari (IND,789) d. (8) Fang Ying Xun (CHN,513) 62 64
[R1] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,517) d. Haruka Kaji (JPN,486) 64 46 61
[R1] (2) Ankita Raina (IND,363) d. Gonzal Aintdinova (KAZ,534) 67(5) 75 63

[R2] Rutuja Bhosale (IND,505) d. Naho Sato (JPN,671) 63 61
[R2] (Q) Vaidehi Chaudhari (IND,789) l. Momoko Bokori (JPN,569) 16 06
[R2] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,517) l. Xinyu Gao (CHN,760) 46 36
[R2] (2) Ankita Raina (IND,363) d. Erica Sema (JPN,471) 64 75

[QF] Rutuja Bhosale (IND,505) d. Patcharin Cheapchandej (THA,917) 63 63

[QF] (2) Ankita Raina (IND,363) l. Xinyu Gao (CHN,760) 75 46 57

[SF] Rutuja Bhosale (IND,505) l.  (1) Nao Hibino (JPN,244) 16 16

[R1] (2) Rutuja Bhosale (IND) / Erica Sema (JPN) d. Humera Baharmus (IND) / Vaidehi Chaudhari (IND) 62 63

[QF] (2) Rutuja Bhosale (IND) / Erica Sema (JPN) d. Riya Bhatia (IND) / Anastatiia Poplavska (UKR) 63 64

[SF] (2) Rutuja Bhosale (IND) / Erica Sema (JPN) d. Xinyu Gao (CHN) / Fang Ying Xun (CHN) 64 75

[F] Rutuja Bhosale (IND) / Erica Sema (JPN) d. Haruna Arakawa (JPN) / Natsuko Arakawa (JPN) 61 63

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