ATP Bengaluru Challenger

“Our partnership came about because of Aisam Qureshi” – Purav Raja, after going three out of three at the ATP Challenger level as a pair with Ramkumar Ramanathan

It’s not often you see a doubles pair dominate the way the pair of Raja-Ramanathan has, regardless of the level of tournaments. And to do it at the ATP Challenger level, it’s much more unlikely. The #RajaRam pair is here to stay! Their record stands at 12-0 in matches and 23-1 in sets at the …

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“We are roaring pretty loudly at the moment” – Paes, after making ATP Bengaluru Challenger SF

In his last professional tournament in India, Leander Paes, partnering with Aussie Matt Ebden, made it to the semi-final of the ATP Bengaluru Challenger, beating the Swedish/Indonesian pairing of Goransson and Rungkat 7-5 0-6 10-7. Goransson/Rungkat had won the doubles title at the ATP 250 Tata Open Maharashtra last week. Leander’s last year on tour …

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“I am a much better player now than when I played him last time” – Prajnesh, after his R2 win over Fanselow in Bengaluru

7th seed and India No. 1, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, made things tough for himself after being a set and a break up, but managed to hold on for a 6-2 4-6 6-4 win against Germany’s Sebastian Fanselow in the 2nd round of the ATP Bengaluru Challenger. When Prajnesh played Fanselow the last time here in 2018, …

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“Hitting with Rafa was intense & memorable. Uncle Toni is incredibly genuine” – Adil Kalyanpur

Local Bengaluru boy Adil Kalyanpur is raring to go at his home ATP Challenger event in Bengaluru, where he has gotten a wildcard in both the singles and doubles competition. In this chat, Adil talks about his preparations for the big ATP Challenger, his time at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Mallorca, experiences with Rafa …

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