Rohan Bopanna becomes oldest player to reach a grand slam mens doubles final at US open, Sumit Nagal makes his third challenger final of the year on European clay : Weekly round-up for the week starting September 4

Rohan Bopanna ( along with Mathew Ebden) had a terrific run to the final of the US open becoming the oldest player to reach the final of a grand slam .This is his second grand slam final in mens doubles and has come  13 years after his first one.

These are results of mens doubles of our players at US open-

[R1] (6) Rohan Bopanna (IND) /Mathew Ebden (AUS) d. Christopher O’Connell (AUS) /Alexander Vukic (AUS) 64 62

[R1] Saketh Myneni (IND) / Aslan Karatsev (RUS) l. Marc-Andrea Huesler (AUT) / Laslo Djere (SRB) 76(4) 36 26

[R1] Yuki Bhambri (IND) /Marcelo Demoliner (BRA) l. (9) Hugo Nys (MON) /Jan Zielinski (POL) 36 57

[R2] (6) Rohan Bopanna (IND) /Mathew Ebden (AUS) d. Andrey Golubev (KAZ) / Roman Saifilin (RUS) 63 63

[PQF] (6) Rohan Bopanna (IND) /Mathew Ebden (AUS) d. Julien Cash (GBR) / Henry Patten (GBR) 64 67(5) 76(10-6)

[QF] (6) Rohan Bopanna (IND) /Mathew Ebden (AUS) d. (15) Jackson Withrow (USA) / Nathaniel Lammons (USA) 76(10) 61

[SF] (6) Rohan Bopanna (IND) /Mathew Ebden (AUS) d. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) / Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 76(2) 62

[F] (6) Rohan Bopanna (IND) /Mathew Ebden (AUS) l. (3) Rajeev Ram (USA) / Joe Salisbury (GBR) 62 36 46

ATP Challenger Tour

Sumit Nagal made yet another challenger final in Europe on clay this week in Tulin, Austia. This was his third challenger final of the year. On the way he bettered his best win of the year of last weej by beating 88th ranked Albert Ramon-Vinalos. He could not win his third challenger title of the year though and had to be satisfied with a runner up finish.

At the Challenger 100 in Tulln, Austria (Clay 

[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND,189) d. (Q) Daniel Masur (GER,302), 61 62

[R2] Sumit Nagal (IND,189) d. (8) Vitaliy Sachko (UKR,165) 76(2) 36 63

[QF] Sumit Nagal (IND,189) d. (1) Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP,88) 76(6) 63

[SF] Sumit Nagal (IND,189) d. (4) Flavio Cobolli (ITA, 137) 63 64

[F] Sumit Nagal (IND,189) l. Vit Kopriva (CZE,194) 26 46

[R1] (2) Anirudh Chandrashekhar (IND) / Vijay Sunder Prashanth (IND) l. Maximilian Marterer (GER) Daniel Masur (GER) 46 36

In Shanghai, Arjun Kadhe who has turned a doubles specialist of late did well to qualify for singles main draw of the challenger there after wins over 2 higher ranked Chinese players.

At the Challenger 100 in Shanghai, China (Hard):

[Q1] (ALT) Arjun Kadhe (IND,1524) d. Xiaofei Wang (CHN,732), 64 36 76(5)
[Q2] (ALT) Arjun Kadhe (IND,1524) d. Linang Xiao (CHN,928), 75 57 63

[R1] (Q) Arjun Kadhe (IND,1524) l. Antoine Bellier (SUI,321), 46 57
[R1] (ALT) Mukund Sasikumar (IND,361) l. Dane Sweeny (AUS,258), 36 46

In Cassis challenger in France, Ramkumar Ramanathan finally broke his long losing streak in singles winning 2 qualifying matches to qualify for main draw He lost in the first round though against 7th seeded Italian.

At the Challenger 75 in Cassis, FRA (Hard)

[Q1] (12) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,583) d. Maxence Beauge (FRA,751), 64 76(6)

[Q2] (12) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,583) d. (4) Karl Friberg (SWE,388) 63 60

[R1] (Q) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,583) l. (7) Mattia Bellucci (ITA,182), 62 64

In Savile, Spain, Sriram Balaji had a great run to the final alongwith his Brazilian partner Fernando Romboli before losing in a close match against a local pair.’

At Seville Challenger 125, Spain (Clay)

[R1] (4) N.Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Fernando Romboli (BRA) d. Geoffrey Blancaneaux (FRA) / Calvin Hemery (FRA) 64 64
[QF] (4) N.Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Fernando Romboli (BRA) d. Alex Lawson (USA) / Eero Vasa (FIN) 63 62
[SF] (4) N.Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Fernando Romboli (BRA) d. (1) Sadio Doumbia (FRA) /Fabien Reboul (FRA) 64 76(4)

[F] (4) N.Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Fernando Romboli (BRA) l. Alberto Barroso Campos (ESP) /Pedro Martinez (ESP) 63 67(5) 9-11

Jeevan Neduncheziyan made it to the semi final at a challenger in Turkey.

At Istanbul Challenger 75, Turkey (Hard)

[R1] (1) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) /John-Patrick Smith (AUS) d. Marius Copil (ROU) /Victor Vlad Cornea (ROU) 76(13) 76(8)
[R1] Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) / Divij Sharan (IND) l. Altug Celikbilek (TIR) /Cem Ilkel (TUR) 76(1) 57 7-10

[QF] (1) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) /John-Patrick Smith (AUS) d. Altug Celikbilek (TIR) /Cem Ilkel (TUR) 10 retd.

[SF] (1) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) /John-Patrick Smith (AUS) l. (3) Sander Arends (NED) /Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) 36 75 9-11

ITF Tour

On womens ITF tour, Ankita Raina won a round in W100 and came very close to getting a top 100 win as she missed a couple of matchpoints before losing to second seed German Niemeier.

In Thailand W25, Sahaja Yamalapalli upset Russian seed Iatcencko for second straight week but lost in a close match in second round.

These are the results our players on ITF tour this week-

At the W100 in Tokyo, JPN (Hard)

[R1] Ankita Raina (IND,189) d. (Q) Sofya Lansere (RUS,321), 64 62

[R2] Ankita Raina (IND,189) l. (2) Jule Niemeier (GER,91), 26 75 67(8)

At the W25 in Nakhon Si Thammarat, THA (Hard)

[R1] Vaidehi Chaudhari (IND,477) l. (4) Mananchaya Sawangkaew (THA,267), 46 46
[R1] Sahaja Yamalapalli (IND,425) d. (8) Polina Iatcenko (RUS,318), 62 64

[R1] (Q) Zeel Desai (IND,691) l. (7) Sohyun Park (KOR,297), 26 26
[R1] (Q) Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty (IND,801) l. (Q) Fangzhou Liu (CHN,652), 46 67(6)

[R2] Sahaja Yamalapalli (IND,425) l. Daria Lodikova (RUS,402), 36 63 46

At the M15 in Nakhon Si Thammarat, THA (Hard)

[R1] (8) Siddharth Vishwakarma (IND,878) d. Jimmy Yang (GER,882), 61 63
[R1] Nitin Kumar Sinha (IND,929) l. Chukang Wang (CHN,885), 63 36 46

[R1] (1) Sidharth Rawat (IND,646) d. (Q) Natthasith Kunsuwan (THA,2004), 62 60

[R2] (8) Siddharth Vishwakarma (IND,878) l. (Q) Pruchya Isaro (THA,1382), 46 67(2)
[R2] (1) Sidharth Rawat (IND,646) d. Chukang Wang (CHN,885), 63 57 63

[QF] (1) Sidharth Rawat (IND,646) l. Moerani Bouzige (AUS,902), 67(6) 76(1) 36

At M25 Kigali, Rawanda (Clay)

[R1] (5) S D Prajwal Dev (IND,663) d. (WC) Junior Hakizumwami (RWA,NR), 63 60
[R1] (6) Rishab Agarwal (IND,767) d. (Q) Moritz Schroeter (GER,NR), 61 67(5) 75
[R1] (8) Ishaque Eqbal (IND,1058) d. (Q) Julian DeSousa (NED,ITF-1461), 76(2) 76(11)
[R1] (Q) Atharva Sharma (IND,ITF-515) d. (WC) Ernest Habiyambere (RWA,NR), 63 61
[R1] (Q) Yash Yadav (IND,ITF-1384) d. (Q) Darrshan Suresh (MAS,ITF-529), 75 76(3)
[R1] (Q) Sai Karteek Reddy Ganta (IND,ITF-700) d. Rishi Reddy (IND,1361), 63 76(4)
[R1] Raghav Jaisinghani (IND,1645) d. (LL) Anurag Agarwal (IND,ITF-1824) 
[R1] Parth Aggarwal (IND,1927) l. (PR) Vadym Ursu (UKR,1425-YearEnd/2021), 57 26
[R1] (Q) Arjun Mahadevan (IND,ITF-524) l. (1) Oliver Crawford (USA,294), 06 16
[R1] Kabir Hans (IND,1768) l. (LL) Mattias Southcombe (GBR,1663), 26 36
[R1] Siddhant Banthia (IND,1146) l. (7) Dylan Salton (RSA,1012), 26 34 RET.

[R2] (6) Rishab Agarwal (IND,767) d. (Q) Yash Yadav (IND,ITF-1384), 62 61
[R2] (8) Ishaque Eqbal (IND,1058) d. Lawrence Bataljin (AUS,1768), 61 64
[R2] (Q) Atharva Sharma (IND,ITF-515) d. (7) Dylan Salton (RSA,1012), 64 63
[R2] Raghav Jaisinghani (IND,1645) l. (3) Damien Wenger (SUI,408), 60 61
[R2] (Q) Sai Karteek Reddy Ganta (IND,ITF-700) l. (1) Oliver Crawford (USA,294), 26 36
[R2] (5) S D Prajwal Dev (IND,663) vs (PR) Vadym Ursu (UKR,1425-YearEnd/2021), 26 60 36

[QF] (6) Rishab Agarwal (IND,767) l. (1) Oliver Crawford (USA,294), 06 26
[QF] (Q) Atharva Sharma (IND,ITF-515) l. (2) Benjamin Lock (ZIM,360), 16 26
[QF] (8) Ishaque Eqbal (IND,1058) l. (3) Damien Wenger (SUI,408), 26 57

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