Sunday, April 19, 2015

Tennis News

At $100K Sarasota Challenger, Florida, USA

Doubles Final
Divij Sharan (IND)/ Hyeon Chung (KOR) l Facundo Arguello (ARG)/ Facundo Bagnis (ARG) 63 26 11-13

Heart breaking loss for Divij-Chung against in-form Argentine pair ... Our pair missed four match points in match tie-break before Argentine pair converted their first match point.

At $50K Savannah Challenger, Georgia, USA

[Q1] (4) Sanam Singh (IND,381) bye
[Q2] (4) Sanam Singh (IND,381) bt Luke Bambridge (GBR,631) 26 76(3) 63

[Q3] (4) Sanam Singh (IND,381) bt Greg Ouellette (USA,752) 63 64

[R1] Somdev Devvarman (IND,169) vs (5) Gastao Elias (POR,125)

Doubles
[R1] Somdev Devvarman (IND)/ Sanam Singh (IND) vs James Cerretani (USA)/ Frank Dancevic (CAN)
[R1] (2) Fabrice Martin (FRA)/ Purav Raja (IND) vs Dennis Novikov (USA)/ Julio Peralta (CHI)

Sanam qualify for main-draw ... He had tough win in the second round against British player but Sanam score dominating win in the final qualifying ... Buji is having tough match against top-125 Portugal player.

Golf News

At $2.5M Shenzhen International, Genzon, China

T52 ShivKapur 69 74 70 76 €9,268

Shiv Kapur fails to finish inside top 20 as he manages 4 over round.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tennis News

At $100K Sarasota Challenger, Florida, USA

[SF] Fabrice Martin (FRA)/ Purav Raja (IND) l Facundo Arguello (ARG)/ Facundo Bagnis (ARG) 46 46

[F] Divij Sharan (IND)/ Hyeon Chung (KOR) vs Facundo Arguello (ARG)/ Facundo Bagnis (ARG)

Argentine pair prove better for Purav-Fabrice ... So with that no final between Divij and Purav with their respective partners.
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At $50K Mersin Challenger, Turkey (red clay)

Doubles Final
Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)/ Ricardo Ghedin (ITA) vs (2) Mate Pavic (CRO)/ Michael Venus (NZL) 75 36 4-10

RamK-Ghedin fail to lift title after winning first set against second seed ... After winning first set RamK-Ghedin failed to keep momentum as Venus-Pavic managed to put extra pressure on them ... RamK-Ghedin didn't recover and lost match tie-break easily.

Squash News

At $70K Men's Grasshopper Cup 2015, (International 70), Zurich, Switzerland

[QF] (Q) Saurav Ghosal (IND,23) l (5) Simon Rösner (GER,10) 1-3 (11-8, 9-11, 6-11, 8-11) (71m)

Saurav again fail to produce back to back wins against top-10 players ... He lose close match against German Rösner in 71 minutes ... After winning first game Saurav was keeping pressure on Rösner but failing to win crucial points in end cost him this game ... After that Rösner kept pressure on Saurav and took advantage of Saurav's mistakes.

Tennis News

At $100K Sarasota Challenger, Florida, USA

[SF] Divij Sharan (IND)/ Hyeon Chung (KOR) bt (WC) Dennis Novikov (USA)/ Tennys Sandgren (USA) 62 64

Divij-Chung are in the final with convincing win over American wild-card pair ... Now they r waiting for their opponents in the final, hopefully Purav and his partner join them.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Squash News

At $70K Men's Grasshopper Cup 2015, (International 70), Zurich, Switzerland

[R1] (Q) Saurav Ghosal (IND,23) bt (4) Tarek Momen (EGY,7) 3-1 (11-9, 4-11, 11-4, 11-6) (66m)

[QF] (Q) Saurav Ghosal (IND,23) vs (5) Simon Rösner (GER,10)

Saurav again score win over Tarek Momen showing his last win against him at El Gouna International Open wasn't fluke ... There he needed five games for completing the win but here Saurav was in more control ... After losing the second game he played excellent squash for completing victory in four games ... Next he is facing WR #10 German opponent Simon Rösner.

Tennis News

At $100K Sarasota Challenger, Florida, USA

[R1] (LL) Somdev Devvarman (IND)/ Sanam Singh (IND) l (WC) Dennis Novikov (USA)/ Tennys Sandgren (USA) 46 46

[QF] Divij Sharan (IND)/ Hyeon Chung (KOR) bt (1) Treat Huey (PHI)/ Scot Lipsky (USA) 67(6) 10 retd.
[QF] Fabrice Martin (FRA)/ Purav Raja (IND) bt Johan Brunstorm (SWE)/ Michal Prezysiezny (POL) 76(6) 76(8)

[SF] Divij Sharan (IND)/ Hyeon Chung (KOR) vs (WC) Dennis Novikov (USA)/ Tennys Sandgren (USA)
[SF] Fabrice Martin (FRA)/ Purav Raja (IND) vs Facundo Arguello (ARG)/ Facundo Bagnis (ARG)

Divij-Chung receive break as their top-seed opponents retired after winning first set ... In the semis they r facing American wild card pair who defeats Buji-Sanam in the first round.

Fabrice-Purav score another excellent win over experienced doubles pair in two tight tie-breaks ... Next they r facing Argentine pair.

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At $50K Mersin Challenger, Turkey (red clay)

[SF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)/ Ricardo Ghedin (ITA) bt (1) Nicolas Monroe (USA)/ Artem Sitak (NZL) 64 64

[F] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)/ Ricardo Ghedin (ITA) vs (2) Mate Pavic (CRO)/ Michael Venus (NZL)

RamK-Ghedin score impressive win over top-seed pair in straight sets ... In the final they r facing 2nd seed Croatian-New Zealand pair.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Squash News

At $70K Men's Grasshopper Cup 2015, (International 70), Zurich, Switzerland

[Q1] Saurav Ghosal (IND,23) bt Tom Ford (ENG,79) 3-0 (11-6, 11-3, 11-4) (43m)
[Q2] Saurav Ghosal (IND,23) bt Olli Tuominen (FIN,34) 3-0 (11-6, 11-3, 11-3) (46m)

[R1] Saurav Ghosal (IND,23) vs (4) Tarek Momen (EGY,7)

Saurav qualify for Zurich tournament with comfortable wins but in the first round he is facing top-10 Egyptian challenge of Tarek Momen.

Tennis News

At €3.6M Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters 2015, Monaco

[R2] (6) Daniel Nestor (CAN)/ Leander Paes (IND) l (WC) Stan Wawrinka (SUI)/ Benoit Paire (FRA) 46 67(4)

And Lee-Nestor also fail to overcome challenge of wild-card pair Wawrinka-Paire.
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At $100K Sarasota Challenger, Florida, USA

[R2] Somdev Devvarman (IND,169) l (2) Fredrico Delbonis (ARG,88) 06 57

Doubles
[R1] Divij Sharan (IND)/ Hyeon Chung (KOR) bt Ruben Bemelmans (BEL)/ James Cerretani (USA) 75 76(3)
[R1] Fabrice Martin (FRA)/ Purav Raja (IND) bt (2) Austin Krajicek (USA)/ Rajeev Ram (USA) 76(3) 36 11-9

[QF] Divij Sharan (IND)/ Hyeon Chung (KOR) vs (1) Treat Huey (PHI)/ Scot Lipsky (USA)
[QF] Fabrice Martin (FRA)/ Purav Raja (IND) vs Johan Brunstorm (SWE)/ Michal Prezysiezny (POL)

Buji loss his match against top-100 player, this was expected considering his recent form ... In the first set Delbonis didn't give him chance and won the set without losing a single game ... In the second set Buji tried to fightback and was up with break at 4-2 ... But he missed chance while serving for the set at 5-4 and Delbonis won next three games breaking Buji twice for winning the set and match.

In the doubles, Purav-Fabrice score excellent upset win over 2nd seed in very tight match ... They won the first set in tie-break but 2nd seed American pair fought back to win the second ... Our pair recovered in match tie-break and won it in extra points ... Next they r facing another experienced doubles payers.

Divij-Chung also score tight two sets win over good pair ... Next they r having tough match against top-seed and regular ATP pair of Huey-Lipsky.

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At $15K Uzbekistan F1 Futures , Karshi

[QF] Vishnu Vardhan (IND,790) l (3) Karen Khachanov (RUS,278) 26 retd.

Vishnu again fails to complete match due to injury ... After losing the first set he retired from the match.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tennis News

At $100K Sarasota Challenger, Florida, USA

[R1] Somdev Devvarman (IND,169) bt (Q) Mischa Zverev (GER,673) 75 76(4)

[R2] Somdev Devvarman (IND,169) vs (2) Fredrico Delbonis (ARG,88)

Doubles
[R1] (LL) Somdev Devvarman (IND)/ Sanam Singh (IND) vs (WC) Dennis Novikov (USA)/ Tennys Sandgren (USA)

Buji score really good win against in-form Mischa ... Both sets were closely fought ... In the first set he broke to lead 5-4 but failed to hold while serving for the set ... Buji immediately broke him in 11th game to lead 6-5 and hold his serve for winning the first set ... In the second set Buji started well broke Mischa in 1st and 3rd game to lead 3-0 but Mischa fought back and broke Buji in 4th and 6th games to brought score to 3-all ... This set went to tie-break and again Buji prevailed ... Next he is having tough match against top-100 Argentine player Delbonis.

Buji-Sanam get lucky and playing as lucky loser ... They r facing local wild-card pair.

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At $50K Mersin Challenger, Turkey (red clay)

[QF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)/ Ricardo Ghedin (ITA) bt (3) Martin Emmorich (GER)/ Andrea Siljestorm (SWE) 26 76(3) 10-7

RamK and Ghedin score upset comeback win over 3rd seed German-Swedish pair ... After losing first set easily RamK-Ghedin dug deep for winning second set in tie-break and then kept momentum to win match tie-break.
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At $15K Uzbekistan F1 Futures , Karshi

[R2] Vishnu Vardhan (IND,790) bt (WC) Azizbek Lukmanov (UZB,UNR) 61 64

[QF] Vishnu Vardhan (IND,790) vs (3) Karen Khachanov (RUS,278)

Vishnu score comfortable straight sets win over local wild-card player ... Next he is facing in-form young Russian Khachanov.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tennis News

At €3.6M Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters 2015, Monaco

[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Florin Mergea(ROU) l (WC) Stan Wawrinka (SUI)/ Benoit Paire (FRA) 76(6) 46 7-10
[R1] (6) Daniel Nestor (CAN)/ Leander Paes (IND) bye

[R2] (6) Daniel Nestor (CAN)/ Leander Paes (IND) vs (WC) Stan Wawrinka (SUI)/ Benoit Paire (FRA)

Rohan-Florin lose their match against wild-card pair of Wawrinka-Paire after winning the first set ... Wawrinka-Paire next meeting 6th seed Nestor and Leander.
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At $100K Sarasota Challenger, Florida, USA

[R1] Somdev Devvarman (IND,169) vs (Q) Mischa Zverev (GER,673)

Doubles
[Q2] (2) Somdev Devvarman (IND)/ Sanam Singh (IND) l (1) Gastao Elias (POR)/ Cesar Ramirez (MEX) 46 36

Buji having tricky match against Mischa ... In the doubles Buji-Sanam lose their final qualifying match against top-seed pair.
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At $50K Mersin Challenger, Turkey (red clay)

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)/ Ricardo Ghedin (ITA) bt Radu Albot (MDA)/ Mateo Viola (ITA) 26 75 10-6

[QF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)/ Ricardo Ghedin (ITA) vs.bt (3) Martin Emmorich (GER)/ Andrea Siljestorm (SWE)

Good to see RamK is winning doubles match with his Italian partner ... They scored comeback win over higher ranked opponents ... Next they r facing 3rd seed opponents.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Tennis News

At $100K Sarasota Challenger, Florida, USA

[Q1] (2) Somdev Devvarman (IND)/ Sanam Singh (IND) bt (WC) Christian Alshon (USA)/ Russell Benkaim (USA) 61 61

[Q2] (2) Somdev Devvarman (IND)/ Sanam Singh (IND) vs (1) Gastao Elias (POR)/ Cesar Ramirez (MEX)

[R1] Divij Sharan (IND)/ Hyeon Chung (KOR) vs Ruben Bemelmans (BEL)/ James Cerretani (USA)
[R1] Fabrice Martin (FRA)/ Purav Raja (IND) vs (2) Austin Krajicek (USA)/ Rajeev Ram (USA)

Buji will face qualifier in the singles first round.

In the doubles Divij is playing with another new partner, this time talented young Korean Hyeon Chung and they r facing experienced doubles players ... Purav is playing with his partner Frenchman Fabrice but they r facing 2nd seed Rajeev Ram and Krajicek ... Buji and Sanam r playing in qualifying doubles and they start with a win ... Next they r facing top-seed pair.

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At $50K Mersin Challenger, Turkey (red clay)

[Q3] (4) Ramkumar Ramanathan(IND,233) l Antonio Veic (CRO,250) 67(6) 36

RamK loses tough final qualifying match against clay court specialist Veic ... Still overall good performance by RamK.

Golf News

At $9M Masters Tournament, Augusta, USA

T49 Anirban Lahiri (IND) 71 75 74 72 +4 $25,600.00

Anirban manages only PAR and finished on tied for 49th position ... Still he earn $25K in prize money ... Good experience for him, which can be useful on future PGA tournaments.