Rohan-Sania reach mixed doubles final in Australia, Prajnesh wins ITF title in Kuwait

ATP/WTA tour

Our top doubles players and juniors played at Australian Open in last couple of weeks.

Our best result was of course Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna finishing runner up in mixed doubles. However, there was a nice upset win by Shriram Balaji and Jeevan Neduncheziyan too and couple of wins by our juniors-

This is full summary of our results at Australian open-

Mens Doubles

[R1] (WC) Yuki Bhambri (IND)/ Saketh Myneni (IND) l. (14) Andreas Mies (GER)/ John Peers (AUS) 67(5) 76(4) 36

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / Miguel Reyes-Varela (MEX) l. Petro Tsitsipas (GRE) / Stephano Tsitsipas (GRE) 63 57 36

[R1] A. Erler/ L. Miedler d. (10) Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Mathew Ebden (AUS) l. Alexander Erler (AUT) / Luka Miedler (AUT) 36 57

[R1] N. Shriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Neduncheziyan (IND) d. (5) Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Austin Krajiceck (USA) 76(6) 26 64

[R2] N. Shriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Neduncheziyan (IND) l. Jeremy Chardy (FRA)/ Fabrice Martin (FRA), 46 46

Womens doubles

[R1] (8) Anna Danilina (KAZ) / Sania  Mirza (IND) d. Dalma Galfi (HUN) / Bernarda Pera (USA)  62 75

[R2] ] (8) Anna Danilina (KAZ) / Sania  Mirza (IND) l. Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL) / Anhelina Kalinina (UKR) 46 64 26

Mixed Doubles

[R1] Sania Mirza (IND) / Rohan Bopanna (IND) d. Jaimee Fourlis (AUS) / Luke Saville (AUS) 75 63

[R2] Sania Mirza (IND) / Rohan Bopanna (IND) d.Ariel Beher (UKR) / Makato Ninomiya (JPN) 64 76(9)

[QF] Sania Mirza (IND) / Rohan Bopanna (IND) d.David Vega Harnandez (ESP) / Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) Walkover

[SF] Sania Mirza (IND) / Rohan Bopanna (IND) d.(3) Neal Skupski/Desirae Krawczyk (GBR/USA) 76(5) 67(5) 10-6

[F] Sania Mirza (IND) / Rohan Bopanna (IND) l. Luisi Stefani (BRA) / Rafael Matos (BRA) 67(2) 26

Juniors Singles

[R1] Manas Dhamne (IND,76) d. (WC) Jeremy Zhang (AUS,106) 63 63

[R1] Aryan Shah (IND,44)  . (10) Joao Fonseca (BRA,21) 16 26

[R1] Yuvan Nandal (IND,49) d. Alexander Frusina (USA,34), 26 63 65 (Ret.)

[R1] Shruti Ahlawat (IND,84) l. Wakana Sonobe (JPN,64) 36 16

[R2] Manas Dhamne (IND,76) l. (11) Yi Zhou (CHN,22) 57 63 25 retd

[R2] Yuvan Nandal (IND,49) l. (4) Authur Gea (FRA,11) 63 16 26

ATP Challenger Tour

Only RamK and Sumit played singles on challenger tour this week and lost in first round of challenger qualies against tough players. Sumit lost a very close in first round against a Belgian who went on to reach semi final.

Excellent run in doubles in France though of new pairing of Aniruddh Chandrashekhar and Arjun Kadhe. They beat 2 much higher ranked pairs to reach the final before falling to top seeds.

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

At Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve Challenger 125, Belgium (Hard)

[Q1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,414) l. (2) Joris De Loore (BEL,219) 67(5) 16

[Q1] Sumit Nagal (IND,503) l. (10) Gauthier Onclin (BEL,338) 26 62 57

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / Michael Geerts (BEL) d.  Charles Broom (GBR) / Constantin Frantzen (GER) 6710 64 10-7

[QF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / Michael Geerts (BEL) l. Dustin Brown (GER) Yannick Hanfmann (GER) 36 46

At Quimper Challenger 125, France

[R1] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Aniruddh Chandrashekhar (IND) d. Flavio Cobolli (ITA) / Luca Nerdi (ITA) Walkover

[QF] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Aniruddh Chandrashekhar (IND) d. (2) Albano Olivetti (ITA) / Hunter Reese (USA) 62 16 10-7

[SF] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Aniruddh Chandrashekhar (IND) d. Radu Albot (MDA) / Artem Sitak (NZL) 61 62
[F] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Aniruddh Chandrashekhar (IND) l. (1) Sadio Doumbia (FRA) / Fabien Reboul (FRA) 26 46

Arjun Aniruddh runner up in French Challenger

ITF Tour

On ITF tour, Prajnesh had an excellent run as he won his first title since 2018 in Kuwait M25. This is Prajnesh’s 11 pro title (2 challengers and 9 ITF futures). He will move up to around 306-308 in the rankings when these points are updated a week later, getting close to top 300.

On womens tour event in Pune, Ankita Raina reached the SF beating fellow Indians Karman Kaur Thandi in a very close match in QF before losing to a player ranked close to top 70.

Ankita and Prarthana Thombre won the doubles title. This was 26th doubles title for Ankita in her career and third with Prarthana. 25th doubles title for Prarthana.

Ankita is 133 in live rankings, Prarthana is at 160.

At M25 Al Zahra, Kuwait (Hard)

[R1] (6) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,397) l. (JE) Bor Artnak (SLO,681) 46 36

[R1] (4) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,339) d. (Q) Guy Den Heijer (NED,1562) 61 76(5)

[R2] (4) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,339) d. (Q) Dax Donders (NED,1032), 63 62

[QF] (4) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,339) d. Jakub Mensik (CZE,415) 62 61

[SF] (4) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,339) d. (2) Benjamin Hassan (GER,298) 64 26 60

[F] (4) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,339) d. Khumoyun Sultanov (UZB,491) 62 76(5)

Prajnesh wins title in Kuwait

At the ITF M15 in Jakarta (Hard),

[R1] (Q) Siddharth Vishwakarma (IND,989)  l (Q) Sanhui Shin (KOR,1137) 26 36
[R1] Karan Singh (IND,920) d. Gunawan Trismuwantara (INA, UNR) 62 63
[R1] (7) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,728)  l.Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul (THA,972) 67 36
[R1] (4) Sidharth Rawat (IND,588) d. (Q) Derek Pham (AUS,1015) 76(5) 75
[R1] (8) S D Prajwal Dev (IND,734) d. (WC) Anthony Susanto (INA,UNR) 61 46 60
[R1] (Q) Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam (IND,1288) l. Moerani Bouzige (AUS,880) 67(5) 76(5) 67(9)

[R2] Karan Singh (IND,920) l. M Rifqi Fitriadi (INA,1132) 26 46

[R2] (4) Sidharth Rawat (IND,588) d.  Kokoro Isomura (JPN,922) 64 75

[R2] (8) S D Prajwal Dev (IND,734) l. Moerani Bouzige (AUS,880) 46 46

[QF] (4) Sidharth Rawat (IND,588) d. Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul (THA,972) 63 64

[SF] (4) Sidharth Rawat (IND,588) d. Marat Sharipov (RUS,786) walkover

[F] (4) Sidharth Rawat (IND,588) l. (1) Nicholas David Lonel (ROM,228) 64 16 67(9)

Siddharth Rawat title in Indonesia

In doubles, Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha and Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli won their 8th title together since late last year. This their 6th straight doubles title and they are on 24 match unbeaten streak.

Niki-Rithwik win 6th straight title.

At W40 in Pune,

[R1] Rutuja Bhosale (IND,426) d. (Q) Mana Kawamura (JPN,1290) 64 42 retd
[R1] (Q)Tina Nicole Smith (AUS) d. (WC) Vaishnavi Adkar (IND,717) 76 62
[R1]  (6) Irina Khromacheva (RUS,244) d. (WC)Akanksha Dileep Nitture (IND,1110) 61 61
[R1] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,270) d. Sahaja Yamalapalli (IND,458) 67 64 61
[R1] (8) Ankita Raina (IND,258) d. (WC) Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidpaty (IND,743) 30 Ret.
[R1] En Shuo Liang (TPE,344) d. (WC) Vaidehi Chaudhari (IND,522) 26 61 61

[R2] (8) Ankita Raina (IND,258) d. Gozal Ainitdinova (KAZ,585), 64 62

[R2] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,270) d. (Q) Ksenia Zaytseva (RUS,829) 63 63

[R2] Rutuja Bhosale (IND,426) l. (1) Tatjana Maria (GER,71) 16 06

[QF] (8) Ankita Raina (IND,258) d. Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,270), 46 75 76(4)

[SF] (8) Ankita Raina (IND,258) l. (1) Tatjana Maria (GER,71), 36 16.

Top seeds Ankita Raina and Prarthana Thombre won the doubles title.

26th doubles title for Ankita in her career and third with Prarthana. 25th doubles title for Prarthana.

Ankita is 133 in live rankings, Prarthana is at 160.

Ankita-Prarthana win double title in Pune W40

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