Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan played doubles with their respective partners in Adelaide ( a tournament which they had won playing together last year). Rohan had another first round upset loss playing with his new partner Australian Mathew Ebden. Ramkumar had a very good win in first round but lost against second seeds in second round.
Sania Mirza on her last legs on the professional tour (as she has decided to retire after Dubai WTA next month) is partnering with Anna Danillina of Kazkhstan on this Australian leg. At Adelaide WTA, they lost in first round against top seeds in a close match.
These are results of our players on ATP/WTA tour this week-
At Adelaide-2 ATP 250
[R1] (5) Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Mathew Ebden (AUS) bye
[R2] (5) Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Mathew Ebden (AUS) l. Nicolas Mahut (FRA) / Tim Puertz (GER) 67(4) 57
[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) d. Robbie Haase (NED) / Matwe Middlekoop (NED) 63 76(4)
[R2] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) l. (2) Marcelo Arevelo (CHI ) / Jean-Julien Roger (NED) 36 46
At Adelaide WTA 250
[R1] Sania Mirza (IND) / Anna Danillina (KAZ) l. (1)Barbora Krejčíková (CZE) /Storm Sanders (AUS) 63 36 6-10
ATP Challenger Tour
Prajnesh and Mukund played singles in Nothanburi Challenger. Prajnesh had excellent win over the 4th seed in first round but lost against talented 20 year qualifier from France Aurther Cazaux in a match where he missed 3 matchpoints on Cazaux serve. Cazaux went on to win the title upsetting top seed on the way. Mukund lost in first round.
In doubles, Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni won their sixth challenger title together winning a long close final. Aniruddh/VSP lost in doubles QF while Arjun with his partner lost in first round.
These are results of our players on challenger tour this week-
At Nothanburi Challenger 2, Thailand
[R1] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,343) d. (4) Zdenek Kolar (CZE,237) 63 63
[R1] Sasikumar Mukund (IND,394) l. Mats Moraing (GER,291) 46 46
[R2] (Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,343) l. (Q) Arthur Cazaux (FRA,382) 76(5) 67(4) 36
[R1] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Fernando Romboli (BRA) l. Christopher Rungkat (INA) / Akira Santilan (AUS) 46 26
[R1] Anirudh Chandrashekhar (IND) / Vijay Sunder Prashanth (IND) d. Evan King (USA) / Tennys Sandgren (USA) 64 75
[R1] (1) Yuki Bhambri (IND) / Saketh Myneni (IND) d. Zdenek Kolar (CZE) / Jason Taylor (AUS) 75 63
[QF] (1) Yuki Bhambri (IND) / Saketh Myneni (IND) d. Dan Added (NED) /Michael Geerts (BEL) 46 75 10-5
[QF] Anirudh Chandrashekhar (IND) / Vijay Sunder Prashanth (IND) l. Marek Gengel (CZE) /Adam Pavlasek (CZE) 46 76 8-10
[SF] (1) Yuki Bhambri (IND) /Saketh Myneni (IND) d. (4) Marek Gengel (CZE) /Adam Pavlasek (CZE) 63 76(3)
[F] (1) Yuki Bhambri (IND) /Saketh Myneni (IND) d. Christopher Rungkat (INA) / Akira Santilan (JPN) 26 76(7) 14-12
Our top women players too played in Thailand in newly created W40 ITF tournament in Thailand.
Ankita Raina was only one who made it to second round of main draw but lost there to a Japanese player . In doubles, Rutuja with her doubles partner made the semi final..
These are results of our players in Thailand in singles-
At the W40 in Nothanburi, Thailand
[Q1] Zeel Desai (IND,605) l. (3) YeXin Ma (CHN,446) 36 67(3)
[Q1] (5) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,427) d. (WC) Pimmada Thongkum (THA,NR) 60 62
[Q1] Riya Bhatia (IND,676) l. (8) Zhibek Kulambayeva (KAZ,464) 26 46
[R1] (3) Ankita Raina (IND,260) d. (Q) Hiroko Kuwata (JPN,450) 06 61 64
[R1] (4) Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,267) l. (WC) Punnin Kovapitukted (THA,487) 67(3) 62 36
[R1] (Q) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,427) l. Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR,257) 16 61 36
[R2] (3) Ankita Raina (IND,260) l. Haruka Kaji (JPN,333) 57 36