Digivijay Pratap Singh wins his first professional title in New Delhi.


Rohan Bopanna along with Matwe Middlekoop played his last tournament of the year at Paris Maters and reached QF before losing to second seeds there.  

These are results of Rohan and Matwe there.

At the € 6,008,725 Rolex Paris master ATP (Hard):

[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Matwe Middelkoop (NED) BYE

[R2] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Matwe Middelkoop (NED) d. Simone Bolelli (ITA)/ Fabio Fognini (ITA) 64 75

[QF] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Matwe Middelkoop (NED) l. (2) Wesley Koolhof (NED) /Neal Skupski (GBR), 36 46

ATP Challenger Tour

This week in Australia, Mukund had an excellent upset win over Aussie Second seed and world #110 James Duckworth. But, unfortunately he could not follow it up and lost to lower ranked player in next round. Prajnesh put up a very good fight but lost against 8th seeded Australian Max Purcell in first round. Sumit Nagal also had very good win on clay in Ecuador and lost in a very close match in second round.

In doubles, there was 1 big upset win by pair of Vijay Sunder Prashanth and Aniruddh Chandrashekhar against top seeded American team but they lost in QF in a very close match. Pair of Jeevan and Balaji reached SF in Ecuador.

These are results of our players on challenger tour this week-

At the Challenger 80 in Sydney (Hard)

[R1] Mukund Sasikumar (IND,361) d. (2) James Duckworth (AUS,110), 46 63 76(5)

[R1] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,345) l. (8) Max Purcell (AUS,241), 64 67(3) 67(3)

[R2] Mukund Sasikumar (IND,361) l. (Q) Mark Whitehouse (GBR,677), 63 26 06

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,267) l. (1) Christopher O’Connell (AUS,100) 06 46

At the Challenger 80 in Yokohama, Japan (Hard) 

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,267) l. (1) Christopher O’Connell (AUS,102), 46 67(3)

[R1] (1) Arjun Kadhe (IND)/ Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) d. Damir Dzumhur (BIH)/ Nino Serdarusic (CRO), 61 26 [10-6]

[QF] (1) Arjun Kadhe (IND)/ Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) l. (ALT) Taisei Ichikawa (JPN)/ Yuki Mochizuki (JPN), 76(5) 26 [10-12]

At the Challenger 80 in Guayaquil, Ecuador (Clay):

[R1] (PR) Sumit Nagal (IND,526) d. Daniel Dutra da Silva (BRA,238), 62 61

[R2] (PR) Sumit Nagal (IND,526) l. Nicolas Kicker (ARG,207), 16 63 57

[R1] (1) N.Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) d. Francisco Comesana (ARG)/ Nikolas Sanchez Izquierdo (ESP), 26 75 [10-7]

[QF] (1) N.Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) d. Eduardo Ribeiro (ARG)/ Thiago Seyboth Wild (ARG), 62 64

[SF] (1) N.Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) l. (4) Facundo Diaz Acosta (ARG)/ Luis David Martinez (VEN), 46 57

At the Challenger 80 in Charlottesville, VA, USA (Hard),

[R1] Anirudh Chandrasekar (IND)/ N Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) d. (1) William Blumberg (USA)/ Jackson Withrow (USA), 36 76(4) [10-7]

[QF] Anirudh Chandrasekar (IND)/ N Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) l. Alex Lawson (USA)/ Artem Sitak (NL), 76(1) 67(4) [8-10]

At the Challenger 80 in Bergamo, Italy (Hard)

[R1] Purav Raja (IND)/ Divij Sharan (IND) l. (2) Jonny O’Mara (GBR)/ Philipp Oswald (AUT) 67(4) 16

ITF Tour

On the ITF tour, Sahaja Yamlapalli and Riya Bhatia both played on ITF tour in Australia and South Amercica respectively but lost in first round.

At the W60 in Sydney, Australia (Hard)

[R1] Sahaja Yamalpalli (IND,498) l. (5) Kimberly Birrell (AUS,190), 36 36

At the W60 in Barranquilla, Columbia (Hard)

[R1] Riya Bhatia (IND,580) l. Viktoria Morvayova (SVK,377), 67(0) 67(5)

4 weeks of mens futures circuit began this week with a M15 in New Delhi which will be followed by couple of M25’s in Indore and Mumbai followed M15 in Bhilai.

Digivijay Pratap Singh won his first pro title this week.

These are full results of this week-

First round –

Oliver Crawford (USA) d. (Q) Sai Karteek Reddy Ganta (IND) 6-4 6-3
(WC) Shivank Bhatnagar (IND) d. (WC) Ajay Malik (IND) 4-6 7-6(3) 7-6(2)
(Q) Madhwin Kamath (IND) d. Rishab Agarwal (IND) 6-3 2-6 6-4
Siddharth Vishwakarma (IND) d. (6) Boris Butulija (SRB) 6-3 7-6(4)
(4) Nitin Kumar Sinha (IND) d. (WC) Sarthak Suden (IND) 6-1 6-0
Vishnu Vardhan (IND) d. Adil Kalyanpur (IND) 6-4 3-6 6-3
Ryuki Matsuda (JPN) d. Bharath Nishok Kumaran (IND) 6-3 6-3
(5) Florent Bax (FRA) d. (Q) Aryan Shah (IND) 6-3 6-1
(Q) Lakshit Sood (IND) d. (8) Ishaque Eqbal (IND) 6-4 2-6 7-6(4)
Faisal Qamar (IND) d. (Q) Rohan Mehra (IND) 6-2 7-6(6)
(Q) Chirag Duhan (IND) d. (WC) Oges Theyjo Jayaprakash (IND) 3-6 7-5 6-1
(3) Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND) d. Suraj R Prabodh (IND) 6-4 6-4
(7) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) d. Yuta Kawahashi (JPN) 6-3 4-6 6-1
Nicholas Bybel (USA) d. (LL) Arjun Mahadevan (IND) 6-1 6-2
Karan Singh (IND) d. Dalwinder Singh (IND) 6-3 6-3
(2) Manish Sureshkumar (IND) d. Aman Dahiya (IND) 6-1 6-3

Second round-

Oliver Crawford (USA) d. (WC) Shivank Bhatnagar (IND), 61 62
Siddharth Vishwakarma (IND) d. (Q) Madhwin Kamath (IND), 60 16 63
(4) Nitin Kumar Sinha (IND) d. Vishnu Vardhan (IND), 75 62
(5) Florent Bax (FRA) d. Ryuki Matsuda (JPN), 61 36 63
Faisal Qamar (IND) d. (Q) Lakshit Sood (IND), 75 76(5)
(3) Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND) d. (Q) Chirag Duhan (IND), 64 63
(7) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) d. Nicholas Bybel (USA), 76(1) 26 75
Karan Singh (IND) d. (2) Manish Sureshkumar (IND), 75 64


(1) Oliver Crawford (USA) d. Siddharth Vishwakarma (IND), 76(4) 64
(5) Florent Bax (FRA) d. (4) Nitin Kumar Sinha (IND), 63 60
(3) Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND) d. Faisal Qamar (IND), 61 61
(7) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) d. Karan Singh (IND), 64 62

[SF] (3) Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND,668) d. (7) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,857), 16 75 63

[F] (3) Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND,668) d. (5) Florent Bax (FRA,788) 62 retired

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