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At the 2019 AFC Asian Cup - Qualifying, Yangon, Myanmar

Group A
Myanmar l India 0-1 (0-0)
Goal Scored - Sunil Chhetri (IND) 90'

India scored a labored 1-0 win against Myanmar at the Thuwanna YTC Stadium in Yangon, courtesy a goal in dying minutes by Sunil Chhetri ... In this match, Myanmar forwards tested Indian defense and our goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh ... They failed to score from created chances and in end, they paid a heavy price as Sunil scored a sole goal in the last minute of the game ... So with that winning start for us in Group A.

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At Davis Cup 2017 - Asia/ Oceania Group I - 2nd Round, Bengaluru, India

Indian team - Ramkumar Ramanathan, Yuki Bhambri, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Sriram Balaji. Reserves - Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes.

The AITA with Mahesh Bhupathi has kept both Rohan and Leander in the reserves for the Asia Oceania Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan ... But it should not be a surprise if the final four announce prior to the tie is different.
At $7.9M Miami Open 2017, Florida, USA

[QF] (3) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Barbora Strycova (CZE) vs (6) Vania King (USA)/ Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)


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At $7.9M Miami Open 2017, Florida, USA

[R2] (3) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Barbora Strycova (CZE) bt Timea Babos (HUN)/ Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 16 61 10-4

[QF] (3) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Barbora Strycova (CZE) vs (6) Vania King (USA)/ Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)

Sania-Barbora scored a comeback win over Babos-Pavlyuchenkova ... After losing the first set cheaply they made a strong comeback for winning next set comfortably ... They kept the same momentum for winning the match tie-break comfortably ... Next, they r facing 6th seed King and Shvedova.
At $75K+H Leon Challenger, Mexico

[Q1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,269) l Danilo Petrovic (SRB,326) 36 63 16

Disappointing loss of RamK against Petrovic in three sets ... After losing the first set RamK tried fightback but failed to challenge Petrovic in the third.

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At $7.9M Miami Open 2017, Florida, USA

[R1] (3) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Barbora Strycova (CZE) bt Demi Schuurs (NED)/ Renata Voracova (CZE) 63 76(3)

[R2] (3) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Barbora Strycova (CZE) vs Timea Babos (HUN)/ Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)

Sania-Barbora r in the second round with straight sets win, though they were stretched to a tie-break in the second by this unknown pair ... Next, they r facing pairing of Timea Babos and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
At $75K+H Leon Challenger, Mexico

[Q1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,269) vs Danilo Petrovic (SRB,326)


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At $7.9M Miami Open 2017, Florida, USA

[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Pablo Cuevas (URU) l (WC) Nick Kyrgios (AUS)/ Matt Reid (AUS) 57 63 7-10

Rohan-Pablo lost in the first round against Aussie wildcard pair in the match tie-break.
At $15K India F6 Futures, Trivendrum

Courtesy Kamesh Srinivasan FB page [R1] (1) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) bt Kunal Anand (IND) 61 63
[R2] (1) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) bt Jui-Chen Hung (TPE) 63 64
[QF] (1) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) bt (6) N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) 62 62
[SF] (1) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) bt Dalwinder Singh (IND) 60 63

Singles Final
(1) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) bt (2) N. Sriram Balaji (IND) 75 63

Doubles Final
(1) N. Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Vishnu Vardhan (IND) bt (4) Jui-Chen Hung (TPE)/ Hong Kit Wong (HKG) 63 75

This was third final between Prajnesh and Bala and second time Prajnesh became winner in their three meetings ... Prajnesh scored straight sets win over Bala for lifting another futures title and this 6 weeks of Indian futures truly d…

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At $50K+H Quanzhou Challenger 2017, China

[R2] (PR) Yuki Bhambri (IND,307) bt (4) Blaz Kavcic (SLO,136) 26 63 64

[QF] (PR) Yuki Bhambri (IND,307) l (5) Maximilian Marterer (GER,143) 36 26

Doubles
[QF] (4) Christopher Rungkat (INA)/ Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) bt Ruan Roelofse (RSA)/ Chu-Huan Yi (TPE) 46 76(3) 10-8

[SF] (4) Christopher Rungkat (INA)/ Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) vs (1) Andre Begemann (GER)/ Aliaksandr Bury (BLR)

Maximilian Marterer proved too strong for exhausted Yuki ... Marterer dominated in both sets for comfortable win over Yuki ... Still good three weeks for Yuki as he has re-entered into top-300.

Before that in the second round, in the first set, Kavcic broke Yuki twice for winning it comfortably ... In the second set, both players exchanged multiple breaks ... When Yuki was serving for the set at 5-2 he failed to hole but immediately he broke Kavcic for winning the set ... In the final set, Yuki saved multiple break points (7 exactly) but was early break up ... Yuk…

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At FIFA International Football Friendly 2017, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

India br Cambodia 3-2 (1-1)
Goal Scored - Sunil Chhetri (IND) 36', Jeje Lalpekhlua (IND) 50', Sandesh Jhinghan (IND) 54' and Khuon Laboravy (CAM) 37', Chan Vathanaka (CAM) 62'

Indian team (132nd) struggled to beat lowly ranked Cambodian team (173rd) at Phnom Penh ... Sunil gave us a lead but Khuon scored equalizer on next minute ... In the second half we scored 2 goals in five minutes from JeJe and Sandesh but they reduced margin by one when Chan scored ... Last 25 minutes Cambodian side tried hard to equalize but we managed to keep our lead ... Last time we thrashed them 6-0 so this time spirited performance by Cambodian team ... Next, India will play Myanmar in their AFC Asian Cup qualifiers opener on March 28.

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At $150K Women's Allam British Open 2017, Hull, England

[R2] (12) Joshana Chinappa (IND,14) l (3) Raneem El Welily (EGY,3) 8-11, 7-11, 7-11 (27m)

Joshana lost in straight games against WR #3 Raneem El Welily ... Joshana gave decent fight in this match.

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At $6.9M Miami Open 2017, Florida, USA

[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Pablo Cuevas (URU) vs (WC) Nick Kyrgios (AUS)/ Matt Reid (AUS)

[R1] (3) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Barbora Strycova (CZE) vs Demi Schuurs (NED)/ Renata Voracova (CZE)

Sania and Barbora are in top draw and facing little unknown pair in the first round ... Rohan-Pablo r facing Aussie wild-card in the first round.

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At $150K Women's Allam British Open 2017, Hull, England

[R1] Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND,21) l (5) Laura Massaro (ENG,5) 4-11, 5-11, 13-11, 1-11 (39m)
[R1] (12) Joshana Chinappa (IND,14) bt (Q) Rachael Grinham (AUS,31) 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 12-10 (40m)

[R2] (12) Joshana Chinappa (IND,14) vs (3) Raneem El Welily (EGY,3)

Joshana faced veteran and former WR #1 Rachael Grinham in the first round ... She completed the win in four games in the tightly played match ... Next, she is facing WR #3 Raneem El Welily.

Dipika failed to challenge her opponent other than a third game which she won.

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At $50K+H Quanzhou Challenger 2017, China

[R1] (PR) Yuki Bhambri (IND,307) bt Tatsuma Ito (JPN,171) 76(2) 62

[R2] (PR) Yuki Bhambri (IND,307) vs (4) Blaz Kavcic (SLO,136)

Doubles
[R1] (4) Christopher Rungkat (INA)/ Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) bt (WC) Di Wu (CHN)/ Zhizhen Zhang (CHN) 76(5) 76(5)

[QF] (4) Christopher Rungkat (INA)/ Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) vs Ruan Roelofse (RSA)/ Chu-Huan Yi (TPE)

Yuki scored impressive win over Tatsuma Ito in straight sets ... In the first set, Yuki broke Ito in 9th game for leading 5-4 but he failed to hold while serving for the set ... He recovred for dominating tie-break ... In the second set, after 2-all Yuki won next four games breaking Ito in 6th and 8th games for a victory ... Next, he is facing Blaz Kavcic.

Jeevan and Rungkat started with expected tight win over Chinese pair ... Both sets won by Jeevan-Chris on identical tie-break score ... Next, they r facing Taipei-South African pair.
At $50K+H Guadalajara Challenger, Mexico

[Q3] (5) Ramkumar…

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At $150K Women's Allam British Open 2017, Hull, England

[R1] Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND,21) vs (5) Laura Massaro (ENG,5)
[R1] (12) Joshna Chinappa (IND,14) v Qualifier

Tough match for Dipika and Joshna will start with a qualifier.
At $150K Men's Allam British Open 2017, Hull, England

[Q1] (1) Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) bt Joe Lee (ENG,43) 12-10, 11-9, 7-11, 11-5 (67m)

[Q2] (1) Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) l (9) Alan Clyne (SCO,32) 7-11, 4-11, 4-11 (42m)

Saurav is still finding his rhythm after his long break ... He lost in the final qualifying round against Scotsman Alan Clyne in straight games.