Yuki reaches ATP final in doubles in Stockholm, Arjun-Rithvik win big challenger title in Italy, Ramkumar wins singles title in Dharwad : Weekly round-up for the week starting October 16

ATP/WTA tour

Yuki Bhambri paired together with a new partner, Britain’s Julien Cash this week and reached his second ATP tour final before losing to a pair who was in hot form having beaten top seeds and third seeds.

At Stockholm ATP 250, Sweeden (Hard)

[R1] Yuki Bhambri (IND) / Julian Cash (GBR) d. (2) Nikola Cacic (SRB) /Mate Pavic (CRO) 64 63

[QF] Yuki Bhambri (IND) / Julian Cash (GBR) d. Harri Heliovaara (FIN) / Patrik Niklas-Salminen (FIN) 61 63

[SF] Yuki Bhambri (IND) / Julian Cash (GBR) d. Tallon Griekspoor (NED) / Bart Stevens (NED) 67(8) 63 10-3

Ankita Raina got to play WTA tournament in Romania but lost in first round of singles and doubles.

At Transylvania Open WTA 250, CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA (Hard)

[R1] Ankita Raina (IND,198) l. (8) Jodie Burrage (GBR,91) 06 26

[R1] Ankita Raina  (IND) / Vivian Heisen (GER l. Jodie Burrage (GBR)/ Jil Teichmann (SUI) 67(4) 64 9-11

At Jiangxi Open WTA 250, Nanchang, China

[R1] Prarthana Thombre (IND) / Jessie Rompies (INA) l. (2) Laura Siegemund (GER) / Vera Zvonerava (RUS) 36 57

ATP Challenger Tour

Our younger doubles players continue to do well on challenger tour. This week pair of Arjun Kadhe and Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli won their first challenger title together after finishing runner up in 2 challengers before this.

This was first challenger title for 21 year old Ritvik Choudary Bollipalli and fifth one for Arjun Kadhe.

These are results of our players at challengers this week-

At Olbia Challenger 125, Italy (Hard)

[R1] (3) Anirudh Chandrasekhar (IND) /N Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) d. Paul Buldoroni (ITA) /Luiz Carboni (ITA) 63 76

[R1] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli (IND) d. N Sriram Balaji/Andre Begemann (IND/GER) 63 64

[R1] Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) / Inigo Cervantes (ESP) l. Ivan Sabanov (SRB) / Matej Sabanov (SRB) 26 64 6-10

[R1] Divij Sharan (IND) /Aisam Qureshi (PAK) l. Jonathan Eysseric (FRA) /Harold Mayot FRA) 64 26 6-10

[QF] Arjun Kadhe (IND) / Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli (IND) d. (2) Andrew Harris (AUS) / John-Patrick Smith (AUS) 63 64

[QF] (3) Anirudh Chandrasekhar (IND) /N Vijaysundar Prashanth (IND) l. Marco Bortolotti (ITA) / Sergio Martos Gornes (ESP), 46 46

[SF] Arjun Kadhe (IND) // Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli (IND d. Roman Jebavy (CZE)/ Zdenek Kolar (CZE) 26 76(9) 10-7

[F] Arjun Kadhe (IND) /Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli (IND) d. Ivan Sabanov (SRB) / Matej Sabanov (SRB) 61 63

At Hamburg Challenger 50 , Germany (Hard)

[Q1] (13) Sasikumar Mukund (IND,447) d. Edas Butvilas (LTU,524) 63 67(4) 61

[Q2] (13) Sasikumar Mukund (IND,447) d. Max Hans Reheberg (GER,601) 67(9) 61 75

[R1] (Q) Sasikumar Mukund (IND,447) l. Altug Celikbilek (TUR,295) 57 67(3)

ITF Tour

Mens ITF tour continues in India with M25 in Dharwad, Karnataka.

Very good performance by Indian players this week as third and fourth seeded Indians- Digivijay Pratap Singh and Ramkumar Ramanathan upset the top 2 seeds in the SF to make it an all Indian final in singles.

And in the final, Ramkumar Ramanathan beat Digvijay in 2 tie breaks to his first singles title after some time.

25 points for Ramkumar which takes him to around 580 in the rankings. 16 points for Digivijay which will move up either inside top 500 or just outside it.

[SF] (4) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,730) d. (1) Nick Chappell (USA,431), 36 63 76(2)

[SF] (3) Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND,586) d. (2) Bogdan Bobrov (RUS,470), 64 67(2) 64

[F] (4) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,730) d. (3) Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND,586) 76(5) 76(6)

On Womens ITF Tour,  Zeel Desai made SF of W15 tournament in Tunisia after reaching the final last week while in W15 in Thailand, Shrivalli Rashmika Bhamidipatti reached her first ITF singles final.

These are their results QF onwards-

At W15 Monastir, Tunisia

[QF] (3) Zeel Desai (IND,692) d. (5) Anja Wildgruber (GER,800) 64 61

[SF] (3) Zeel Desai (IND,692) l. Gloriana Nahum (BEN,1277) 75 36 36

At W15 Nothanburi, Thailand

[QF] (6) Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty (IND,762) d. (4) Hiroko Kuwata (JPN,587) 61 63

[SF] (6) Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty (IND,762) d. (5) Punnin Kovapitukted (THA,649), 63 62

[F] (6) Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty (IND,762) l (2) Ayumi Koshiishi (JPN,579) 26 16

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