Balaji and Jeevan win yet another challenger title in Europe, Digvijay makes it to futures final in Vietnam : Weekly round-up for the week starting June 13


Rohan Bopanna continued his grass season with Dennis Shapavalov and reached SF this week in Queens Club, London. Sania Mirza continued along with Lucie Hradecka and also made it to the SF in Birmingham.

At Queen’s Club ATP 500, London, England (Grass)

[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Dennis Shapavalov (CAN) d. Pedro Martinez (ESP) / Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 76(6) 64
[QF] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Dennis Shapavalov (CAN) d. (4) Juan Sabestian Cabal (COL) / Robert Farah (COL) 63 64

[SF] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Dennis Shapavalov (CAN) l. Lloyd Glasspool (GBR) / Harri Heliovarra (FIN) 57 76(4) 4-10

At Birmingham WTA 250, England

[R1] Sania Mirza (IND) /Lucie Hradecka (CZE) d. Alicia Barnett (GBR) / Olivia Nicholls (GBR) 75 62

[QF] Sania Mirza (IND) /Lucie Hradecka (CZE) d. Harriet Dart (GBR) / Sarah Beth Grey (GBR) 63 62

[SF] Sania Mirza (IND) /Lucie Hradecka (CZE) l. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) /Lyudmyla Kichenok (UKR)  67(5) 67(7)

ATP Challenger Tour

Balaji and Jeevan won consecutive doubles title in second week on European clay when they followed up their title at Bratislava with a title in Blois, France.

This is 9th challenger title for Balaji- 5 with Vishnu, 1 each with RamK, Elrich and now 2 with Jeevan. 11th challenger title for Jeevan – 2 with Austin Krajicek, 1 each with Saketh, Purav, Somdev,Rungkat, Arevalo, Skugor, Lopez-Perez and now 2 with Balaji.

Bala will be at 125 now in the ATP doubles rankings and Jeevan at 147.

Again only Ramkumar played in singles this week and another first round loss for him. He reached final in doubles though with his Australian partner John-Patrik Smith.. These are results for our players this week at challenger level.

At Ilkely Challenger 125, Great Britain

[R1] Ramkkumar Ramanathan (IND,166) l. Hugo Grenier (FRA,142) 67(3) 57

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / John-Patrick Smith (AUS) d. (4) Andrea Vavassori (ITA) / Szymon Walkow (POL) 76(4) 62
[R1] Divij Sharan (IND) / Artem Sitak (NZL) l. Constant Lestienne (FRA) / Lukas Poulile (FRA) 46 36

[QF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / John-Patrick Smith (AUS) d. Jason Kubler (AUS) / Luke Saville (AUS) 64 64

[SF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / John-Patrick Smith (AUS) d. (WC) Luke Johnson (GBR) / Aidan Mchugh (GBR) 63 76(5)

[F] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / John-Patrick Smith (AUS) l. (WC) Julien Cash (GBR) / Henry Patten (GBR) 57 46

At Blois Challenger 80, France (Clay)

[R1] N. Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Neduncheziyan (IND) d. Hendrik Jebens (GER) / Piotr Matuszewski (POL) 63 64
[R1] (4) Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Ruben Gonzalez (PHI) l. Boris Arias (BOL) / Federico Zeballos (BOL) 46 67(0)
[R1] (3) Saketh Myneni (IND) / Luis Davis Martinez (VEN) d. Andrea Collarini (ARG) / Facudo Diaz Acosta (ARG) 61 63

[QF] N. Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Neduncheziyan (IND) d. Grigoriy Lomakin (KAZ) / Vladyslav Manafov (UKR) 67(3) 64 10-5
[QF] (3) Saketh Myneni (IND) / Luis Davis Martinez (VEN) l. (WC) Arthur Fils (FRA) / Luca Van Assche (FRA) 16 46

[SF] N. Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Neduncheziyan (IND) d. Boris Arias (BOL) / Federico Zeballos (BOL) 60 63

[F] N. Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Neduncheziyan (IND) d. (2) Romain Arnaedo (MON) / Jonathan Eysseric (FRA) 64 67(3) 10-7

ITF Tour

Standout performance on ITF tour this week came from 22 year old Digvijay Pratap Singh who reached his first ITF final in Vietnam before losing a close one against local player Nam Hoang Ly in the final.

These are Digvijayโ€™s results this week-

At M15 Tay Ninh, Vietnam

[R1] Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND,932) d. Ji Hoon Son (KOR,1165) 75 64
[R2] Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND,932) d. (3) Dominik Palan (CZE,630) 76(2) 64
[QF] Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND,932) d. (WC) Ha Minh Duc Vu (VIE,NR) 60 62

[SF] Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND,932) d. (7) Tsung-Hao Huang (TPE,872) 64 75

[F] Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND,932) l. (1) Nam Hoang Ly (VIE,434) 64 57 46

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