Sumit makes SF at Chennai Challenger as a qualifier, Rohan makes the final at Rotterdam : Weekly round-up for the week starting February 13

ATP/WTA tour

After 4 straight losses, finally Rohan Bopanna had a very good run along with Mathew Ebden to the final of ABN Amro Open at Rotterdam, Netherland where they lost a close match in the final against third seeds.

Yuki and Saketh played in Delray Beach ATP 250 but had a bad loss in first round.

These are results of our players on ATP tour-

At ABN AMRO Open, Rotterdam, Netherlands, ATP 500 ( Indoor hard)

[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Mathew Ebden (AUS) d. Hugo Nys (MON) / Jan Zielinski (POL) 76(6) 46 10-5

[QF] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Mathew Ebden (AUS) d. (4) Lloyd Glasspool (GBE) / Harri Heliovaara (FIN) 62 61

[SF] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Mathew Ebden (AUS) d. Kevin Krawietz (GER) /Tim Puetz (GER) 64 64

[F] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Mathew Ebden (AUS) l. (3) Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Austin Krajicek (USA) 67(5) 62 10-12

At Delray Beach ATP 250, USA

[R1] Yuki Bhambri (IND/ Saketh Myneni (IND) l.  Philipp Oswald (AUT) / Jordan Thompson (AUS) 26 46

ATP Challenger Tour

Sumit Nagal had the best run in singles among Indian players at Chennai Challenger coming thru qualfiers.

Arjun Kadhe along with his Jay Clarke of GBR won the doubles title.

These are results of our players at Chennai Challenger-

At Chennai Challenger 100

[R1] (Q) Sumit Nagal (IND,506) d. (4) Ryan Peniston (GBR,147) 64 64

[R1] (WC) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,319) l. Jay Clarke (GBR,313) 64 36 67(4)

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,415) l. (8) Dimitar Kuzamnov (BUL,196) 36 67(3)

[R1] (Q) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,402) l. Max Purcell (AUS,203) 26 26

[R2] (Q) Sumit Nagal (IND,506) d. (LL) Jason Jung (TPE,343), 36 62 60

[QF] (Q) Sumit Nagal (IND,506) d. Jay Clarke (GBR,313) 61 64

[SF] (Q) Sumit Nagal (IND,506) l. Nicolas Moreno De Alboran (USA,219) 46 26

[R1] (1) N.Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) d. Frederico Ferreira Silva (POR) /Nicolas Moreno De Alboran (USA) 64 75

[R1] (WC) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / Vishnu Vardhan (IND) l. (3) JiSung Nam (KOR) /MinKyu Song (KOR) 61 67(4) 5-10

[R1] (4) Anirudh Chandrasekar (IND) / N Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) l. Ryan Peniston (GBR) / Dalibor Svrcina (CZE) 76(7) 16 7-10

[R1] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Jay Clarke (GBR) d. Dayne Kelly (AUS) / Dane Sweeny (AUS) 36 63 10-7

[R1] (WC) Sumit Nagal (IND) /Mukund Sasikumar (IND) d. Yu Hsiou Hsu (TPE) /Christopher Rungkat (INA) 7612 21 (RET)

[QF] (1) N.Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) d. (WC) Sumit Nagal (IND) /Mukund Sasikumar (IND) 76(5) 60

[QF] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Jay Clarke (GBR) d. (3) JiSung Nam (KOR) /MinKyu Song (KOR) 16 76(8) 10-8

[SF] (1) N.Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) l. Sebastian Ofner (AUT) /Nino Serdarusic (CRO), 64 67(5) [4-10]

[SF] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Jay Clarke (GBR) d. Petr Nouza (CZE) / Andrew Paulson (CZE) 75 46 10-8

[F] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Jay Clarke (GBR) d. Sebastian Ofner (AUT) /Nino Serdarusic (CRO) 60 64

ITF Tour

Womens ITF circuit continued this week with another W15 in Jhajjar.

This week was marked by surprising run by 19 year old Sandeepti Singh Rao who was playing only her third ITF tournament. Sandeepti qualified for the main draw beating qualies top seed on the way and then in main draw upset the top seed from Latvia in second round, fifth seed Shrivalli Rashmika Bhamidpatti in QF and third seed and last week champion from Serbia in the SF.

Finally, her 7 match winning streak was broken in the final by fourth seeded Zeel Desai in 3 sets.

Zeel had beaten second seeded Vaidehi Chadhari in the SF. This was her second ITF title. The first one was back in 2017.\

Zeel Second ITF title
Sandeepti remarkable run to the SF

In other news, Prarthana Thombre reached doubles in W60 in Germany.

On mens tour, SD Prajwal Dev reached singles QF and won the doubles title along with Sai Karteek Reddy Ganta.

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