Rohan reaches final at Hamburg ATP 500, Manish Sureshkumar wins ITF title in Srilanka : Weekly round-up for the week starting July 18

ATP/WTA tour

Rohan Bopanna had another very good run on clay with his French open partner Matwe Middlekoop reaching the final of Hamburg ATP 500 beating top seeds Granollers and Zeballos. Somewhat one sided loss in the final but this run will take Rohan back into top 20 of ATP doubles rankings after 4 years.

These are his results this week-

At Hamburg ATP 500, Germany (Clay)

[R1] (4) Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Matwe Middlelkoop (NED) d. (WC) Dustin Brown (JAM) / Tobias Kamke (GER) 63 62

[QF] (4) Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Matwe Middlelkoop (NED) d. Nikola Cacic (SRB) / Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 64 62

[SF] (4) Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Matwe Middlelkoop (NED) d. (1) Marcel Granollers (ESP) / Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 36 63 10-3

[F] (4) Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Matwe Middlelkoop (NED) l. Lloyd Glasspool (GBR) / Harri Heliovaara (FIN) 26 46

ATP Challenger Tour

Ramkumar again lost in first round of singles of Indianpolis Challenger in US against Japanese player. Prajnesh had a bad loss against a player whom he had beaten in earlier week.

In doubles, after long time Purav Raja and Divij Sharan got together and reached the final of Indianpolis Challenger beating 2 seeded pairs on the way including second seeded pair of Ramkumar and John-Patrick Smith. They lost in a close match against top seeds in the final.

Balaji and Jeevan and Arjun with his partner lost in the semi final.

These results of our players this week in challengers-

At Indianpolis Challenger 80, USA

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,196) d.Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN,243) 64 46 16

[R1] Divij Sharan (IND) / Purav Raja (IND) d. Rinky Hijikata (AUS) / Nicholas Monroe (USA) 62 75

[R1] (2) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / John-Patrick Smith (AUS) d. Hady Habib (LIB) / Li Tu (AUS) 63 76(6) 10-7

[QF] Divij Sharan (IND) / Purav Raja (IND) d. (2) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / John-Patrick Smith (AUS) 64 64

[SF] Divij Sharan (IND) / Purav Raja (IND) d. (3) Robert Galloway (USA) / Alex Lawson (USA) 36 63 10-8

[F] Divij Sharan (IND) / Purav Raja (IND) l. (1) Hans Hach Verdugo (MEX) / Hunter Reese (USA) 67(3) 63 7-10

At Nur-Sultan Challenger, Kazakhstan (Hard)

[R1] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,295) l. (Q) Yanki Erek (TUR,485) 36 36

At Tampere Challenger, Finland (Clay)

[R1] (2) N. Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Neduncheziyan (IND) d. Benjamin Hannestad (DEN) / Johannes Ingildsen (DEN) 63 64

[R1] Vijay Sunder Prashanth (IND) / Anirudh Chandrashekhar (IND) d. Eero Vasa (FIN) / Liro Vasa (FIN) 46 76(4) 10-8

[QF] (2) N. Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Neduncheziyan (IND) d. Kyrian Jacquet (FRA) / Clement Tabur (FRA) 67(4) 61 10-2

[QF] Vijay Sunder Prashanth (IND) / Anirudh Chandrashekhar (IND) l. (1) Alexander Erler (AUT) / Lukas Miedler (AUT) 36 57

[SF] (2) N. Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Neduncheziyan (IND) l. (4) Karol Drzewiecki (POL) / Patrik Niklas-Salminen (FIN) 64 46 9-11

At Pozoblanco Challenger 80, Spain (Hard)

[R1] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Piotr Matuszewski (POL) d. Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) / Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) 64 61

[QF] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Piotr Matuszewski (POL) d. Jack Vance (USA) / Jamie Vance (USA) 75 62

[SF] (3) Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Piotr Matuszewski (POL) l. (2) Dan Added (FRA) / Albano Olivetti (FRA) 26 46

ITF Tour

Lots of our players are playing in Srilanka these 2 weeks. 6 out of 8 seeds were Indians but top 2 seeds were Europeans. This week as per the seedings 6 Indians went to QF although 3 of them were non-seeded ones – 21 year old Fardeen Quamar, 19 year old Karan Singh and 24 year old Rishi Reddy.

Third and fourth seeded Indians Manish Sureshkumar and Digivijay Pratap Singh reached SF and Manish upset the top 2 seeds in semi final and final to win his third ITF title.

These are Manish’s full results this week-

[R1] (3) Manish Sureshkumar (IND,617) d. Siddhant Banthia (IND,1394) 26 61 64
[R2] (3) Manish Sureshkumar (IND,617) d. Tommy Czaplinski (USA,NR) 61 62
[QF] (3) Manish Sureshkumar (IND,617) d. (6) Nitin Kumar Sinha (IND,821) 63 62
[SF] (3) Manish Sureshkumar (IND,617) d. (2) Eric Vanshelboim (UKR,547) 46 60 63
[F] (3) Manish Sureshkumar (IND,617) d. (1) Quentin Folliot (FRA,508) 64 60

In Tunisia womens futures, Jennifer Luikham reached QF and Vaidehi Chaudhari made it to the final.

These are their results this week-

At W15 Monastir, Tunisia

[R1] Jennifer Luikham (IND,868) d. (5) Elena Milovanovic (SRB,740) 64 62
[R1] (2) Vaidehi Chaudhari (IND,629) d. Julita Saner (SWE,897) 76(3) 61
[R2] Jennifer Luikham (IND,868) d. Camilla Gennaro (ITA,NR) 62 36 76(7)
[R2] (2) Vaidehi Chaudhari (IND,629) d. Zdena Safarova (CZE,NR) 63 63

[QF] Jennifer Luikham (IND,868) l. (1) Zeynep Sonmez (TUR,504) 26 26
[QF] (2) Vaidehi Chaudhari (IND,629) d. (7) Sijia Wei (CHN,864) 67(6) 61 63

[SF] (2) Vaidehi Chaudhari (IND,629) d. (7) Dayeon Back (KOR,844) 63 76(11)

[F] (2) Vaidehi Chaudhari (IND, 629) l. Priska Madelyn Nugroho(INA, 945) 36 61 46

Ankita played in womens W60 in Kazakhstan but lost early in singles and doubles.

At W60 Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan

[R1] Ankita Raina (IND,344) l.(5) Natalija Stevanovic (SRB,263) 67 63 26

[R1]  (2) Ankita Raina (IND) /Shavit Kimchi (ISR) d. Asylzhan Arystanbekova (KAZ) /Aiya Nupbay (KAZ) 61 64
[QF]  (2)  Ankita Raina/Shavit Kimchi (ISR) l. Mariia Tkacheva/Anastasia Zolotareva 46 26

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