Sumit Nagal reached his fourth challenger of the year and first one on indoor hard courts/ Balaji win second consecutive challenger title along with Andre Begemann: Weekly round-up for the week starting November 6

ATP Tour

Yuki Bhambri played with another new partner Victor Vlad Cornea while Aniruddh Chandrashkhar got to play ATP tournament along with Bart Stevens who had reached Wimbledon QF earlier this year.

Yuki and his partner lost in first round but Anirudh with his partner won a round and lost in QF.

These are their results this week-

At the ATP Moselle Open 250 –France (Hard)

[R1] Anirudh Chandrashekhar (IND) / Bart Stevens (NED)  d. Theo Arribage (FRA) / Luca Sanchez (FRA) 63 64

[R1] Yuki Bhambri/Victor Vlad Cornea (IND/ROM) l. Constantin Frantzen/Hendrik Jebens (GER/GER) 36 67(4)

[QF] Anirudh Chandrashekhar (IND) / Bart Stevens (NED)  l. (4) Sadio DoumbiaF(FRA) Fabien Reboul (FRA) 26 46

ATP Challenger Tour

Sumit Nagal was back on the challenger tour this week and had his best week on indoor hard courts by reaching the final beating quote a few successful hard courters on the way before losing to Frenchman Contantin Moutet in the final of big Helsinki Challenger. Before this week, Sumit had only played 3 weeks on indoor hard courts and won just 1 round.

With that Sumit moves on inside top 150 and is now ranked #141 in the ATP rankings getting close to being seeded for Australian open qualifying.

Pair of Sriram Balaji with German Andre Begemann won their third challenger title in 4 weeks when they won the challenger title in same challenger and they beat new all Indian pairing of Vijay Sunder Prashanth and Jeevan Neduncheziyan. This is after a long time 4 Indians were in singles and doubles finals at a big challenger out of India in particular.

These are results of our players on challenger tour this week-

At Helsinki Challenger 125, Finland (Hard)

[R1] (ALT) Sumit Nagal (IND,169) d. (Q) Denis Novak (AUT,164) 62 63

[R2] (ALT) Sumit Nagal (IND,169) d. Jakub Mensik (CZE,154) 75 62

[QF] (ALT) Sumit Nagal (IND,169) vs. (2) Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN,69) 63 31 retd

[SF] (ALT) Sumit Nagal (IND,169) d. (LL) Stefano Travaglia (ITA,211) 61 64

[F] (ALT) Sumit Nagal (IND,169) l. Contantin Moutet (FRA,173) 36 63 26

[R1] Sriram Balaji (IND) /Andre Begemann (GER) d. Maximilian Neuchrist (AUT)/ Dennis Novak (AUT) 64 63

[R1] (2) Vijay Sunder Prashanth (IND) / Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) d. Linus Lagerbohm (FIN) /Mark Lajal (EST) 62 76(5)

[QF] Sriram Balaji (IND)/Andre Begemann (GER) 6-7 6-4 11-9 (1) Andrea Pellegrino (ITA) / Andrea Vavassori (ITA) 67(4) 64 11-9

[QF] (2) Vijay Sunder Prashanth (IND) / Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) d. Marco Bortolotti (ITA) / Sergio Martos Gornes (ESP) 61 60

[SF] N.Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Andre Begemann (GER) d. Luke Johnson (GBR)/ Skander Mansouri (TUN) 67(4) 64 10-8

[SF] (2) Vijay Sunder Prashanth (IND) / Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) d. Oto Virtanen (FIN)/Maxime Cressy (USA) 63 64

[F] N.Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Andre Begemann (GER) d. (2) Vijay Sunder Prashanth (IND) / Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND), 62 75

At Matsuyema Challenger 75, Japan (Hard)

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / Purav Raja (IND) d. (1) Ivan Sabanov (SRB) /Matej Sabanov (SRB) 64 67(2) 11-9

[R1] Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) / Divij Sharan (IND) l. Shintaro Mochizuki (JPN) /Sho Shimabukuro (JPN)

[QF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / Purav Raja (IND) l. JiSung Nam (KOR) / Kaichi Uchida (JPN) 26 46

ITF Tour

On mens ITF tour, there was a surprising run by 23 year old Dakshineshwar Suresh who has not played on ITF pro tour for more than a year but got a wild card for M15 for Winston Salem in US and made it all the way to the final notching up some really good wins on the way beating the top seed from Spain in the SF. After playing for lower division university for 2 year, Suresh has now switched to Wake Forest university this year and hopefully will have some good results on the college circuit and can transition to pros well.

These are his results this week –

[R1]  (WC) Dhakshineswar Suresh (IND,NR) d.  Vladislav Melnic (ROU,1395) 62 75
[R2] (WC) Dhakshineswar Suresh (NR) d. Holden Koons (USA,NR) 75 64
[QF] (WC) Dhakshineswar Suresh (NR) d. Robin Catry (FRA, 1011) 62 36 61

[SF] (WC) Dhakshineswar Suresh (NR) d. (1) Pedro Rodenas (ESP, 613) 67(3) 76(4) 60

[F] (WC) Dakshineswar Suresh (IND,NR) l. (2) Garrett Johns (USA,640), 62 06 06

Sahaja Yamlapalli qualified thru to main draw of W100 at  Charlseten, USA and won a round in main draw.

At ITF W100 Charleston, SC, USA (Green Clay)

[Q1] (5) Sahaja Yamlapalli (IND,423) d. (WC) Chelsea Sawyer (USA,NR) 62 63

[Q2] (5) Sahaja Yamlapalli (IND,423) d. (11) Ava Markham (USA,689) 64 46 61

[R1] (Q) Sahaja Yamlapalli (IND,423) d. (Q) DJ Bennett (USA,789), 64 60

[R2] (Q) Sahaja Yamlapalli (IND,423) l. (5) Elizabeth Mandlik (USA,127), 36 06

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