We originally had only Rohan Bopanna in the main draw in mens doubles but after a lot withdrawals our 2 other all Indian pairs, Yuki Bhambri-Saketh Myneni and Sriram Balaji-Jeevan Neduncheziyan also made it to main draw.
Those 2 pairs lost in the first round though. But, Rohan Bopanna along with Australian partner Mathew Ebden reached the semi final. This is the first time he reached this level since 2015. It is remarkable that he is able to do this at the age of 43. With his this run, Rohan will go all the way up to #7 in ATP doubles rankings. That is his highest position since 2013.
In Juniors, we had 2 boys in the main draw- Yuvan Nandal who directly made the main draw and 15 year old Manas Dhamne who qualified thru. Manas beat a higher ranked Australian in the first round before losing to British player Henry Searle who went on to win the title.
These are results of our players at Wimbledon-
[R1] (6) Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Mathew Ebden (AUS) d. Guillermo Durán (ARG) / Tomás Martín Etcheverry (ARG) 62 67(5) 76(8)
[R1] N. Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Neduncheziyan (IND) l. (2) Ivan Dodig (CRO) / Austin Krajicek (USA) 67(5) 46
[R1] Yuki Bhambri (IND)/ Saketh Myneni (IND) l. Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP)/ Adrian Mannarino (ESP) 46 64 46
[R2] (6) Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Mathew Ebden (AUS) d. (WC) Jacob Fearnley (GBR) / Johannus Monday (GBR) 75 63
[R3] (6) Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Mathew Ebden (AUS) d. David Pel (NED) / Reese Stadler (USA) 75 46 76(5)
[QF] (6) Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Mathew Ebden (AUS) d. Tallon Griekspoor (NED) / Bart Stevens (NED) 67(3) 75 62
[SF] (6) Rohan Bopanna (IND) / Mathew Ebden (AUS) l. (1) Wesely Koolhof (NED) / Neal Skupski (GBR) 57 46
[R1] (Q) Manas Dhamne (IND,78) d. Haydon Jones (AUS,47) 62 64
[R1] Yuvan Nandal (IND,53) l. Jan Hrazdil (CZE,31) 36 26
[R2] (Q) Manas Dhamne (IND,78) l. Henry Searle (GBR,25) 16 46
ATP Challenger Tour
Sumit Nagal resumed back on challenger tour after a couple of weeks break. But, he lost in first round against local youngster Neymayer who went onto to make the final.
Sasikumar Mukund lost in first qualifying round against an Australian who had reached SF in earlier week in the same challenger that Mukund had reached the QF.
We had very good results in doubles this week though with 2 all Indian pairs making it to the final of big challengers on European clay.
Pair of Anirudh Chandrashekhar and Vijay Sunder Prahanth made it to their 6th challenger final of the year. On the other hand new pairing of Arjun Kadhe and Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli made it to their first challenger final in only their second challenger playing together. It was a breakthrough sort of week on challenger tour for 22 year old Rithvik who turned doubles specialist very early in his career.
Anirudh will be at #109 , Arjun a #123, VSP at #124 and Rithvik at #209 will all be at their career high rankings in Monday’s rankings.
These are results of our players in challengers last week-
At Salzburg Challenger 125, Austria (Clay)
[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND,225) l. (WC) Lukas Neumayer (AUT,269) 46 67(3)
R1] Sumit Nagal (IND) / Manuel Guinard (FRA) d. Filip Bergevi (SWE) /Viktor Durasovic (SRB) 63 64
[R1] (4) Anirudh Chandrasekar (IND) /Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) d. (WC) Benedikt Emesz (AUT) /Matthias Ujvary (AUT) 60 61
[QF] Sumit Nagal (IND) / Manuel Guinard (FRA) d. Maximilian Neuchrist (AUT) /Lukas Neumayer (AUT) 64 63
[QF] (4) Anirudh Chandrasekar (IND) /Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) d. Roman Jebavy (CZE) / Igor Zelenay (SVK) 76(4) 64
[SF] (4) Anirudh Chandrasekar (IND) /Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) d. Sumit Nagal (IND) / Manuel Guinard (FRA) 62 62
[F] (4) Anirudh Chandrasekar (IND) /Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) l. (3) Andrey Golubev (KAZ) /Denys Molchanov (UKR) 46 67(9)
At Braunschweig Challenger 125 Germany (Clay)
[R1] (3) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / David Vega Hernandez (ESP) d. Geoffrey Blancaneaux (FRA) / Daniel Cukierman (ISR) 26 62 10-3
[R1] Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli (IND) / Arjun Kadhe (IND) d. Oriol Roca Batalla (ESP) / Timo Stodder (GER) 64 63
[QF] Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli (IND) / Arjun Kadhe (IND) d. (3) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / David Vega Hernandez (ESP) 61 62
[SF] Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli (IND) / Arjun Kadhe (IND) d. Constantin Bittoun Kouzmine (FRA) / Pavel Kotov (RUS) 67(6) 63 10-5
[F] Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli (IND) / Arjun Kadhe (IND) l. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) /Arthur Reymond (FRA) 67(7) 46
At Iasi Challenger 75, Romania ( Clay)
[R1] (1) N.Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) l. Juan Pablo Paz (ARG) /Dan Alexandru Tomescu (ROM) 26 46
At Chicago Challenger 75
[Q1] Sasikumar Mukund (IND,385) l. (5) Tristan Schoolkate (AUS,326) 46 16
On the ITF tour, men and women the only one making the SF was Siddharth Rawat in Thailand where he upset top seeded Japanese player in the QF only to lose to lower ranked Japanese player in the SF.
These are the results of our players in Thailand last week-
[R1] Sidharth Rawat (IND,684) d. (8) Renta Tokuda (JPN,639) 61 retd.
[R1] (3) Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND,519) d. (Q) Yurii Dzhavakian (UKR,936) 64 retd.
[R1] Manish Sureshkumar (IND,736) d. (Q) Krittin Koaykul (THA,1351) 63 30 retd.
[R1] Karan Singh (IND,775) l. Takuya Kumasaka (JPN,836) 26 26
[R2] Sidharth Rawat (IND,684) d. (Q) Patorn Hanchaikul (THA,ITF-827) 63 67(5) 64
[R2] (3) Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND,519) l. (Q) Pawit Sornlaksup (THA,1396) 26 26
[R2] Manish Sureshkumar (IND,736) l. Kasidit Samrej (THA,690) 36 36
[QF] Sidharth Rawat (IND,684) d. (1) Shinji Hazawa (JPN,509) 46 75 63
[SF] Sidharth Rawat (IND,684) l. Taisei Ichikawa (JPN,897) 63 67(2) 26
[R1] Humera Baharmus (IND,814) d. (Q) Sandeepti Singh Rao (IND,1072) 64 36 75
[R1] Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty (IND,751) l. (4) Anchisa Chanta (THA,510) 46 46
[R1] Smriti Bhasin (IND,979) l. Sara Nayar (AUS,770) 26 63 26
[R2] Humera Baharmus (IND,814) l. (6) Punnin Kovapitukted (THA,531) 63 46 46
Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty won the doubles title along with her Australian partner.
Karman Kaur Thandi in W60 in Canada and Zeel Desai in W15 in Tunisia both lost in second round of singles.
At ITF W60 Saskatoon, Canada (Hard
[R1] (7) Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,233) d. Bianca Jolie Fernandez (CAN,683) 62 64
[R2] (7) Karman Kaur Thandi (IND,233) vs (Q) Alana Smith (USA,624) 36 26
At ITF W15, Monastir, Tunisia (Hard)
[R1] (3) Zeel Desai (IND,685) d. (Q) Sofia Camila Rojas (USA,ITF-1027) 76(3) 64
[R2] (3) Zeel Desai (IND,685) l. Karine Marion Job (FRA,1285) 46 67
In doubles, Karman and her Canadian partner Stacy Fung reached the final and lost in a close super tie break there.