Ramkumar finishes runner up in doubles in an Italian challenger, 15 year old Manas Dhamne reached QF in Morocco ITF :  Weekly round-up for the week starting June 19

ATP Tour

In an ATP tournament on grass in Queens Club in London, pairing of Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni came thru qualifying to get into main draw. They beat a higher ranked pair in the final qualifying round. In that match they faced 2 match points with opponents serving at 6-5 in second set, saved both and then saved a few in match tie break too and finally clinched it. They also took the first set against French open champion pair of Dodig and Krajicek in the first round of the main draw but lost in match tie break.

Rohan Bopanna and Mathew Ebden lost in second round against top seeds.

At Queens Club ATP 500

[Q1] (2) Yuki Bhambri (IND) /Saketh Myneni (IND) d. Ryan Peeniston (GBR)/ Jan Choinski (GBR) 46 76(6) 10-8

[Q2] (2) Yuki Bhambri (IND) /Saketh Myneni (IND) d. (1) Andre Goransson (SWE) / Ben McLachlan (JPN) 46 76(4) 13-11

[R1] (Q) Yuki Bhambri (IND) /Saketh Myneni (IND) l. (2) Ivan Dodig (CRO/ Austin Krajicek (USA) 63 67(2) 6-10

[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Mathew Ebden (AUS) d. Jamie Murray (GBR) /Michael Venus (NZL) 76(8) 76(5)

[QF] Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Mathew Ebden (AUS) l. (1) Wesley Koolhof (NED) /Neal Skupski (GBR) 36 67(5)

ATP Challenger Tour

On challenger tour, Sumit Nagal played singles and doubles at Poznan challenger in Poland. He won first round before losing in a close match in second round and lost in doubles QF against top seeds.

In Italy on clay, Ramkumar Ramanathan along with his Swiss partner Luca Marcaroli upset fourth seeds and top seeds on the way to the final where they lost against second seeds.

Still, this run will take Ramkumar back into top 200 in ATP doubles rankings.

Shriram Balaji along with Pakistani veteran Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi reached SF at Ilkely challenger on grass in Great Britain.

These are results of our players on challenger tour-

At Poznan Challenger 100, Poland (Clay)

[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND,227) d. (WC) Leo Borg (SWE,475) 62 63

[R2] Sumit Nagal (IND,226) l. (4) Facundo Diaz Acosta (ARG,117) 16 62 46

[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND) / Lorenzo Giustino (ITA) d. Lukasz Kubot (POL) /Szymon Walkow (POL) 763 672 10-6

[QF] Sumit Nagal (IND) / Lorenzo Giustino (ITA) l.(1) Ariel Behar(URU) / Adam Pavlasek (CZE) 36 36

At Montechiarugolo Challenger 75, Italy (Clay)

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / Luca Margaroli (SUI) d. (4) Luis David Martinez (VEN) /Andrea Pellegrino (ITA) 62 36 10-1

[QF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / Luca Margaroli (SUI) d. Alessandro Giannessi (ITA) /Thiago Monteiro (BRA) walkover

[SF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / Luca Margaroli (SUI) d. (1) Nikola Cacic (SRB) /Victor Vlad Cornea (ROM) 16 64 15-13

[F] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / Luca Margaroli (SUI) l. (2) Jonathan Eysseric (FRA) /Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) 26 36

At Ilkley Challenger 100, Great Brirain (Grass)

[R1]N.Sriram Balaji (IND) / Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) d. (2) Francisco Cabral (POR) /Bart Stevens (NED) 63 76(4)

[R1] Purav Raja (IND) / Divij Sharan (IND) l. (4) Sander Arends (NED) / David Pel (NED) 36 36

[R1]  Anirudh Chandrasekar (IND) /Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) d. Franco Agamenone Thiago (ITA) / Agustin Tirante (ARG) walkover

[QF] N.Sriram Balaji (IND) / Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) d. Anirudh Chandrasekar (IND) /Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) 76(5) 76(4)

[SF] N.Sriram Balaji (IND) / Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) l. (3) Robert Galloway (USA) / John-Patrick Smith (AUS) 61 36 6-10

At Blois Challenger 75, France (Clay)

[R1] Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli (IND) / Arjun Kadhe (IND) l. Alvaro Lopez San Martin (ESP) /Mark Vervoort (NED) 46 26

ITF Tour

On the mens ITF tour, 15 year old Manas Dhamne earned his first ATP point and reached QF at M15 in Morocco on clay beating 6th seed in the second round before losing to second seed in QF.

In Indonesia, there were 3 Indians who were seeded but only 5th seed Siddharth Rawat reached QF before losing to a Japanese who had also beaten second seeded Digvijay Singh in first round.

These are the results of our players on ITF mens tour..

Pair of Siddhant Banthia and Nitin Kumar Sinha finished runner up at Indonesia futures.

Parikshit Somani finished runner up at M25 in Spain for the second straight week.

At the M15 in Jakarta, INA (Hard)

[R1] (2) Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND,485) l. Sora Fukuda (JPN,945), 16 67(7)

[R1] (6) S D Prajwal Dev (IND,649) d. (Q) Tomislav Edward Papac (AUS,1179), 61 63
[R1] (5) Sidharth Rawat (IND,682) d. (WC) Giorgio Soemarno (INA,NR), 62 62
[R1] Nitin Kumar Sinha (IND,909) d. Karan Singh (IND,764), 36 62 60

[R2] (6) S D Prajwal Dev (IND,649) l. (Q) Yurii Dzhavakian (UKR,1386), 26 36
[R2] (5) Sidharth Rawat (IND,682) d. Nitin Kumar Sinha (IND,909), 63 62

[QF] (5) Sidharth Rawat (IND,682) l. Sora Fukuda (JPN,945) 46 46

At the M15 in Casablanca, Morocco (clay)

[R1] Manas Dhamne (IND,NR) d. Diego Fernandez Flores (CHI,813) 64 63

[R2] Manas Dhamne (IND,NR) d. (6) Riccardo Balzerani (ITA,642) 64 62

[QF] Manas Dhamne (IND,NR) l. (2) Jorge Mertinez Martinez (ESP,579), 46 26

At M25 Cattolica, Italy (Clay)

[Q1] (9) Rushil Khosala (IND,1832) d. Luigi Castelletti (ITA,ITF-1501) 63 76(5)

[Q2] (9) Rushil Khosala (IND,1832) d. Jacopo Landini (ITA, ITF-1940) 63 76(1)

[R1] (Q) Rushil Khosala (IND,1832) d. (WC) Daniel Bangolini (ITA,1267), 26 00 RET.

On womens ITF tour, Ankita Raina qualified for main draw at W100 in Ilkley and then had one of our best wins in recent years as she upset 119th ranked German player in straight sets. She lost to eventual champion Mirjam Bjorklund of Sweeden in second round.

Karman Kaur Thandi lost in second round in W25 in USA as she had to retire midway thru the second set due to injury.

At ITF W100 Ilkley, Great Britain

[Q1] (8) Ankita Raina (IND,209) d. Olivia Tjandramulia (AUS,530) 61 46 62

[Q2] (8) Ankita Raina (IND,209) d. (WC) Mingge Xu (GBR,1033), 63 67(3) 61

[R1] (Q1) Ankita Raina (IND,206) d. (8) Tamara Korpatsch (GER,119)  63 75

[R2] (Q) Ankita Raina (IND,206) l. Mirjam Bjorklund (SWE,175)  26 16

Prartana Thombre made it to the SF along with her Indonesian partner Jessy Rompies.

At the W25 in Wichita, KS, USA (Hard)

[R1] (1) Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,234) d. (Q) Susanna Maltby (USA,1818), 60 63

[R2] (1) Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,234) l. Maccartney Kessler (USA,593) 46 24 retd.

At the W25 in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic (clay)

[R1] Riya Bhatia (IND,721) l. (Q) Isabelle Boulais (CAN,ITF-1070), 36 63 36
[R1] Sowjanya Bavisetti (IND,737) d. Ashmitha Easwaramurthi (IND,973), 63 62

[R2] Sowjanya Bavisetti (IND,737) l. (6) Martina Capurro Taborda (ARG,400), 36 36

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