Friday, October 24, 2014

Squash News

At $50K Men's Macau Open 2014 (International 50), Taipa, Macau

[QF] (3) Saurav Ghosal (IND,17) vs (6) Mazen Hesham (EGY,39)

Tricky match against Egyptian player.

Badminton News

At $600K Yonex French Open 2014 (Superseries Premier), Paris, France

[QF] Kashyap Parupalli (IND,21) vs (5) Zhengming Wang (CHN,7)
[QF] (5) Saina Nehwal (IND,7) vs (2) Shixian Wang (CHN,2)

Tough matches for Indians against Chinese opponents.

Tennis News

At $50K+H Pune Challenger, India

[SF] (SE) Saketh Myneni (IND,283) l (4) Yuichi Sugita (JPN,144) 67(6) 46

Doubles Final
Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Sanam Singh (IND) vs (1) Sanchai Ratiwatana (THA)/ Sonchat Ratiwatana (THA)

Saki's terrific run ended in the singles semis ... He must be feeling mental and physical fatigue after these 10 days and that reflected in his performance ... Saki take 3-0 lead and had 3 break points in 4th game but he missed all ... Yuichi caught with him at 3-all breaking Saki in 5th game ... Saki again broke Yuichi in 8th game to lead 5-3 but Saki failed to hold while serving for the set ... In tie-break Saki had set point at 6-5 but again he failed to convert it ... In the second set Saki broke Yuichi in 5th game to lead 3-2 but this time also failed to hold in next game, 3-all ... Yuichi again broke Saki in 10th game for completing victory.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Squash News

At $50K Women's Macau Open 2014 (Gold 50), Taipa, Macau

[R1] (14) Joshana Chinappa (IND,21) l (1) Nicol David (MAS,1) 0-3 (8-11, 10-12, 10-12)

Joshana shows fighting performance against WR #1 Nicol in her straight games loss ... The first game was close but in next two Joshana take Nicol to extra points but failed to win.
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At $50K Men's Macau Open 2014 (International 50), Taipa, Macau

[R1] (3) Saurav Ghosal (IND,17) bt (WC) Steven Liu (MAC,163) 3-0 (11-2, 11-3, 14-12)

[QF] (3) Saurav Ghosal (IND,17) vs (6) Mazen Hesham (EGY,39)

Saurav start with straight games win over local wild-card though in the third he was stretched to extra points ... Next he is facing 6th seed Egyptian Mazen Hesham.

Badminton News

At $600K Yonex French Open 2014 (Superseries Premier), Paris, France

[R2] Srikanth K. (IND,16) l (6) Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (DEN,10) 20-22 14-21
[R2] Kashyap Parupalli (IND,21) bt Houwei Tian (CHN,9) 21-19 21-18
[R2] (5) Saina Nehwal (IND,6) bt Kirsty Gilmour (SCO,21) 21-19 21-16

[R2] Pranaav Jerry Chopra (IND)/ Akshay Dewalkar (IND) l (3) Andrei Adistia (INA)/ Hendra Aprida Gunawan (INA) 15-21 21-19 15-21
[R2] Ashwini Ponnappa (IND)/ Jwala Gutta (IND) l (7) Xiaoli Wang (CHN)/ Yang (F) Yu (CHN) 6-21 8-21
[R2] (Q) Vladimir Ivanov (RUS)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) l (7) Lu Kai (CHN)/ Huang Yaqiong (CHN) 8-21 21-18 9-21

[QF] Kashyap Parupalli (IND,21) vs (5) Zhengming Wang (CHN,7)
[QF] (5) Saina Nehwal (IND,7) vs (2) Shixian Wang (CHN,2)

Saina score straight games victory over Scottish girl Kirsty Gilmour ... Next mostly she is again facing Shixian Wang.

Kashyap score another impressive win over top-10 Chinese player Houwei Tian in straight games ... In both games Kashyap didn't lose lead a single time and kept control through out the match ... Next he is facing another top-10 Chinese player Zhengming Wang ... Other hand Srikanth fail to challenge Vittinghus and lose in straight games after taking first game in extra points.

Vladimir-Ashwini loses in three games against Chinese pair ... Though they lose two games easily still they show spark in their performance with winning the second game ... In women's doubles Ashwini-Jwala blown away by Chinese pair.

Pranaav-Akshay give fighting performance against 3rd seed Indonesian pair ... After losing the first game they fought back to win the second but failed to keep momentum in the third game.

Tennis News

At $50K+H Pune Challenger, India

[QF] (SE) Saketh Myneni (IND,283) bt (1) Alexander Nedovyesov (KAZ,113) 63 64
[QF] (7) Yuki Bhambri (IND,179) l (4) Yuichi Sugita (JPN,144) 36 46

[SF] (SE) Saketh Myneni (IND,283) vs (4) Yuichi Sugita (JPN,144)

Doubles
[SF] Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Sanam Singh (IND) bt Toshihide Matsui (JPN)/ Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) 62 57 10-7

[F] Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Sanam Singh (IND) vs (1) Sanchai Ratiwatana (THA)/ Sonchat Ratiwatana (THA)

Saki score dominating win over top-seed Alexander Nedovyesov in straight sets and with this win he also guaranteed his place in 2015 Australian open qualifying ... What more creditable is, this was Saki's second win over Alexander Nedovyesov in five days ... Saki is playing like top-100 and that is show in his performance ... Saki started confidently and take 4-1 lead with a break and then kept that advantage for winning first set ... In the second set Saki broke Nedo in 3rd game to lead 2-1 but Nedo imediately broke back for 2-all ... Saki take crucial break in 9th game to lead 5-4 and then hold for completing excellent win over Alexander Nedovyesov ... Next he is facing Yuichi Sugita, who beats Yuki convincingly.

Other hand Yuki is performing with lack of confidence and that reflected in today;s match against Yuichi ... In the first set Yuki struggled with his service game and Yuichi take full advantage with winning it ... In the second set Yuki started positively and was double break up at 4-1 but from here suddenly dip in Yuki's performance ... He lost next 5 games in a row and in that Yuichi broke him in 6th, 8th and 10th games for straights sets win.

Saki-Sanam enter the final in doubles beating Japanese pair in match tie-break ... After winning the first set convincingly they lost focus in the second ... But regained their composure in match tie-break for another final as pair ... In the final they r facing top-seed Thai Ratiwatana twins.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Squash News

At $50K Women's Macau Open 2014 (Gold 50), Taipa, Macau

[R1] Joshana Chinappa (IND,21) vs (1) Nicol David (MAS,1)

Tough match for Joshana against WR #1 Nicol.
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At $50K Men's Macau Open 2014 (International 50), Taipa, Macau

[R1] (3) Saurav Ghosal (IND,17) vs (WC) Steven Liu (MAC,163)

Saurav is facing local wild-card player ... Good chance to go deep in the draw.

Badminton News

At $600K Yonex French Open 2014 (Superseries Premier), Paris, France

[R1] Sourabh Varma (IND,37) l Rajiv Ouseph (ENG,25) 10-21 11-21
[R1] H. S. Prannoy (IND,31) l Kento Momota (JPN,16) 11-21 21-15 20-22
[R1] Srikanth K. (IND,23) bt (Q) Dmytro Zavadsky (UKR,66) 21-10 21-14
[R1] Kashyap Parupalli (IND,28) bt (3) Kenichi Tago (JPN,4) 21-11 21-18
[R1] (8) P V Sindhu (IND,10) l Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (THA,13) 21-12 18-21 16-21
[R1] (5) Saina Nehwal (IND,7) bt Sashina Vignes Waran (FRA,36) 21-16 21-9

[R1] Manu Attri (IND)/ Sumeeth Reddy B. (IND) l (5) Xiaolong Liu (CHN)/ Zihan Qiu (CHN) 17-21 14-21
[R1] Pranaav Jerry Chopra (IND)/ Akshay Dewalkar (IND) bt Li Junhui (CHN)/ Liu Yuchen (CHN) 23-21 17-21 21-16
[R1] Ashwini Ponnappa (IND)/ Jwala Gutta (IND) bt Eefje Muskens (NED)/ Selena Piek (NED) 18-21 21-16 21-14
[R1] (Q) Vladimir Ivanov (RUS)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) bt (Q) Keigo Sonoda (JPN)/ Shizuka Matsuo (JPN) 21-16 21-19

[R2] Srikanth K. (IND,23) vs (6) Hans-Kristian Vittinghus(DEN,10)
[R2] Kashyap Parupalli (IND,28) vs Houwei Tian (CHN,14)
[R2] (5) Saina Nehwal (IND,7) vs Kirsty Gilmour (SCO,19)

[R2] Pranaav Jerry Chopra (IND)/ Akshay Dewalkar (IND) vs (3) Andrei Adistia (INA)/ Hendra Aprida Gunawan (INA)
[R2] Ashwini Ponnappa (IND)/ Jwala Gutta (IND) vs Eefje (7) Xiaoli Wang (CHN)/ Yang (F) Yu (CHN)
[R2] (Q) Vladimir Ivanov (RUS)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) vs (7) Lu Kai (CHN)/ Huang Yaqiong (CHN)

Kashyap score 2second win over top-5 player in a week time ... In French SuperSeries he beat Japanese WR #4 Kenichi Tago convincingly inside 34 minutes ... But next he is facing higher ranked Chinese opponent Houwei Tian .. Other hand easy expected win for Srikanth against qualifier ... Next he is facing top-10 Danish player.

Saina start with comfortable win over French girl in straight games .. Next she is facing Scottish girl Kirsty Gilmour ... But other hand Sindhu lose her match against similar ranked Thai Buranaprasertsuk ... After winning the first game Sindhu failed to keep momentum and Buranaprasertsuk take full advantage with winning next two.

Prannoy lose in three games against higher ranked Momota ... After losing the first game Prannoy fought back to win the second ... In the decider he saved 3 match points but Momota converted 4th one ... Sourabh fail to create much opposition against Rajiv.

Ashwini-Vladimir took advantage of weak draw for entering into the second round ... In the second round they r facing 7th ranked Chinese pair ... In women's doubles also Ashwini start with win partnering Jwala ... They scored comeback win over Dutch pair after losing first game ... They will also face 7th seed Chinese pair.

Pranaav-Akshay score impressive win over top-25 Chinese pair ... Pranaav-Akshay won the first game in extra points but Chinese pair fought back to win next game ... Pranaav-Akshay kept their nerve to win the final game ... Next they r facing 3rd seed Indonesian pair.

Tennis News

At €1.46M Swiss Indoor, Basel, Switzerland

[R1] (3) Daniel Nestor (CAN)/ Rohan Bopanna (IND) l Marin Draganja (RO)/ Henri Kontinen (FIN) 36 67(4)

[QF] Leander Paes (IND)/ Marcin Matkowski (POL) l (2) Vasek Pospisil (CAN)/ Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) 76(8) 57 4-10

Lee-Marcin loses in match tie-break against Zimo-Pospisil ... Lee-Marcin won the first set in tight tie-break but Zimo-Pospisil fought back to win the second set and then dominated match tie-break.

Rohan-Daniel get upset by Draganja-Kontinen in straight sets.

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At $50K+H Pune Challenger, India

[R2] (SE) Saketh Myneni (IND,283) bt (5) Hiroki Moriya (JPN,154) 61 62
[R2] (7) Yuki Bhambri (IND,179) bt Germain Gigounon (BEL,284) 75 64
[R2] (WC) Vishnu Vardhan (IND,619) l (8) Kimmer Coppejans (BEL,199) 26 63 36
[R2] (3) Somdev Devvarman (IND,139) l Adam Pavlasek (CZE,258) 36 67(3)
[R1] Sanam Singh (IND,365) l (6) Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP,155) 16 26
[R1] (Q) N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND,674) l (2) Alexander Kudryavtsev (RUS,125) 06 67(5)

[QF] (SE) Saketh Myneni (IND,283) vs (1) Alexander Nedovyesov (KAZ,113)
[QF] (7) Yuki Bhambri (IND,179) vs (4) Yuichi Sugita (JPN,144)

Doubles
[QF] (WC) Somdev Devvarman (IND)/ N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) l (1) Sanchai Ratiwatana (THA)/ Sonchat Ratiwatana (THA) 67(4) 36
[QF] Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Sanam Singh (IND) bt (2) Yuki Bhambri (IND)/ Divij Sharan (IND) 76(2) 62

[SF] Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Sanam Singh (IND) vs Toshihide Matsui (JPN)/ Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN)

Yuki need to dig deep against Germain Gigounon for his tight win in two sets ... In this match Yuki struggled with his first serve but still he battled out ... Next he is facing another Japanese #144 ranked Yuichi Sugita.

Saki continue with his terrific form and he beats 150+ ranked Japanese Moriya comfortably ... Saki lose only three games into the match before disposing Moriya ... Next he is facing top-seed Alexander Nedovyesov, their repeat match of last week's final.

Buji's bad form continues and he again lose against lower ranked opponent in the second round ... Buji failed to put pressure on Pavlasek's serve in this match ... After losing first set 0-6 Vijay Sundar recovered but lose the second set in tie-break.

In the doubles Buji-Vijay Sundar lose against Ratiwatanas in straights sets ... Sanam-Saki score upset win over 2nd seed Divij-Yuki ... After winning first set in tie-break Sanam-Saki dominated the second set ... In the semis they r facing Japanese pair.

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At $15K ITF Women's Tournament, Phuket, Thailand

[R2] (Q) Natasha PALHA (IND,492) l Yuuki TANAKA (JPN,450) 36 64 26

Natasha fail to keep momentum and lose Tanaka in three sets.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tennis News

At €1.46M Swiss Indoor, Basel, Switzerland

[R1] Leander Paes (IND)/ Marcin Matkowski (POL) bt Jamie Murray (GBR)/ John Peers (AUS) 57 75 10-5

[QF] Leander Paes (IND)/ Marcin Matkowski (POL) vs (2) Vasek Pospisil (CAN)/ Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)

Lee-Marcin score impressive comeback win over young talented pair Murray-Peers in match tie-break ... Next they r facing 2nd seed Zimo-Pospisil.
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At $6.5M BNP Paribas WTA FINALS 2014, Singapore

[R1] (2) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Cara Black (ZIM) vs Abigail Sears (USA)/ Raquel Kops-Jones (USA)

Sania-Cara facing American pair in this knock-out year-end tournament which having top 8 pairs of 2014 season.
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At $50K+H Pune Challenger, India

[R1] (SE) Saketh Myneni (IND,283) bt Fabrice Martin (FRA,299) 62 62
[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,226) l (4) Yuichi Sugita (JPN,146) 57 67(4)
[R1] (7) Yuki Bhambri (IND,179) bt Liang-Chi Huang (TPE,300) 63 60
[R1] Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND,318) l Adam Pavlasek (CZE,242) 46 16
[R1] (3) Somdev Devvarman (IND,139) bt (WC) Arjun Kadhe (IND,1418) 61 63
[R1] N.Sriram Balaji (IND,338) l (6) Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP,162) 46 46
[R1] Sanam Singh (IND,365) bt Stefano Travaglia (ITA,215) 5-2 retd.
[R1] (Q) N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND,674) bt (WC) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,904) 76(6) 36 61
[R1] (WC) Sidharth Rawat (IND,1189) l (2) Alexander Kudryavtsev (RUS,129) 64 36 26
[R1] (Q) Purav Raja (IND,1386) l (8) Kimmar Coppejans (BEL,199) 46 57

[R2] (SE) Saketh Myneni (IND,283) vs (5) Hiroki Moriya (JPN,154)
[R2] (7) Yuki Bhambri (IND,179) vs Germain Gigounon (BEL,284)
[R2] (WC) Vishnu Vardhan (IND,619) vs (8) Kimmer Coppejans (BEL,199)
[R2] (3) Somdev Devvarman (IND,139) vs Adam Pavlasek (CZE, 258)
[R1] Sanam Singh (IND,365) vs (6) Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP,155)
[R1] (Q) N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND,674) vs (2) Alexander Kudryavtsev (RUS,125)

Doubles
[R1] (WC) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)/ Arjun Kadhe (IND) l Germain Gigounon (BEL)/ Fabrice Martin (FRA) 76(4) 57 7-10
[R1] (3) Purav Raja (IND)/ Ruben Gonzales (PHI) l Toshihide Matsui (JPN)/ Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) 64 67 9-11
[R1] Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Sanam Singh (IND) bt Riccardo Ghedin (ITA)/ Yannik Reuter (BEL) 61 60
[R1] (2) Yuki Bhambri (IND)/ Divij Sharan (IND) bt Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND)/ Vishnu Vardhan (IND) 67(6) 76(4) 10-7

[QF] (2) Yuki Bhambri (IND)/ Divij Sharan (IND) vs Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Sanam Singh (IND)

Saki continues with his terrific form and score convincing win over Fabrice Martin ... Yuki and Buji also score comfortable wins ... Sanam was leading 5-2 when his top-220 Italian opponent retired from the match ... Vishnu Sundar need to fight hard against young Sasi for scripting win ... RamK lose close match against top-150 Sugita .. Sidharth also started well winning first set against 2nd seed Kudryavtsev before losing next two sets ... Purav gave fighting performance against top-200 Coppejans,

In the doubles Vishu-Jeevan stretch Yuki-Divij to fullest ... Yuki-Divij r facing Sanam-Saki in the quarters.

Badminton News

At $600K Yonex French Open 2014 (Superseries Premier), Paris, France

[Q1] (4) Vladimir Ivanov (RUS)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) bt Vincent Espen (FRA)/ Manon Krieger (FRA) 21-9 21-7
[Q2] (4) Vladimir Ivanov (RUS)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) bt Robin Tabeling (NED)/ Iris Tabeling (NED) w/o

[R1] Sourabh Varma (IND,37) vs Rajiv Ouseph (ENG,25)
[R1] H. S. Prannoy (IND,31) vs Kento Momota (JPN,16)
[R1] Srikanth K. (IND,23) vs (Q) Dmytro Zavadsky (UKR,66)
[R1] Kashyap Parupalli (IND,28) vs (3) Kenichi Tago (JPN,4)
[R1] (8) P V Sindhu (IND,10) vs Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (THA,13)
[R1] (5) Saina Nehwal (IND,7) vs Sashina Vignes Waran (FRA,36)

[R1] Manu Attri (IND)/ Sumeeth Reddy B. (IND) vs (5) Xiaolong Liu (CHN)/ Zihan Qiu (CHN)
[R1] Pranaav Jerry Chopra (IND)/ Akshay Dewalkar (IND) vs Li Junhui (CHN)/ Liu Yuchen (CHN)
[R1] Ashwini Ponnappa (IND)/ Jwala Gutta (IND) vs Eefje Muskens (NED)/ Selena Piek (NED)
[R1] (Q) Vladimir Ivanov (RUS)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) vs (Q) Keigo Sonoda (JPN)/ Shizuka Matsuo (JPN)

Kashyap and Prannoy having tough matches against Japanese opponents ... Ashwini again qualify for MXD main-draw with Vladimir Ivanov.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tennis News

At $50K+H Pune Challenger, India

[R1] (WC) Vishnu Vardhan (IND,619) bt Yannik Reuter (BEL,292) 76(5) 67(7) 63
[R1] (Q) N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND,674) vs (WC) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,904)
[R1] (Q) Purav Raja (IND,1386) vs (8) Kimmar Coppejans (BEL,199)

Doubles
[R1] (WC) Somdev Devvarman (IND)/ N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) bt N.Sriram BALAJI (IND)/ Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan (IND) 62 63

[QF] (WC) Somdev Devvarman (IND)/ N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) vs (1) Sanchai Ratiwatana (THA)/ Sonchat Ratiwatana (THA)

Vishnu score hard fought win over Yannik Reuter in three sets ... After winning the first set in tie-break Vishnu missed couple of match points in the second set but he recovered to win the third set ... In this match we experienced old Vishnu's game who hit 25 aces ... Vijay Sundar and Purav qualify for main-draw with convincing win ... Vijay Sundar is facing Sasi and Purav is facing 8th seed Coppejans.

In the doubles Buji is partnering Vijay Sundar and they started with win over Bala and Ranjeet in straight sets

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At $15K ITF Women's Tournament, Phuket, Thailand

[R1] (Q) Natasha PALHA (IND,492) bt (7) Jia-Jing LU (CHN,318) 61 67(1) 61
[R1] (Q) Nidhi CHILUMULA (IND,596) l Petra UBERALOVA (SVK,367) 16 62 46

[R2] (Q) Natasha PALHA (IND,492) vs Yuuki TANAKA (JPN,450)

Natasha score huge upset win over top-325 Chinese opponent in three sets ... After winning the first set comfortably Natasha lose the second set in tie-break but she immediately responded with winning the final set losing only a game ... Next she is facing almost similar ranked Japanese opponent ... Other hand Nidhi miss opportunity of upsetting Petra ... In the final set Nidhi was 4-2 up before losing four games in a row.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tennis News

At €1.46M Swiss Indoor, Basel, Switzerland

[R1] Leander Paes (IND)/ Marcin Matkowski (POL) vs Jamie Murray (GBR)/ John Peers (AUS)
[R1] (3) Daniel Nestor (CAN)/ Rohan Bopanna (IND) vs Marin Draganja (RO)/ Henri Kontinen (FIN)

Lee is playing with Marcin and Rohan is partnering his next season's partner Daniel Nestor.
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At $50K Indore Challenger, India


Singles Final
Saketh Myneni (IND,453) bt (1) Alexander Nedovyesov (KAZ,118) 63 67(4) 63

On his birthday Saketh lifts his first challenger title beating top-seed and WR #118 Alexander Nedovyesov ... In the first set Saki broke Nedovyesov in 6th game to lead 4-2 ... He kept that lead for winning the first set ... In the second set both players failed to break each other's service games and Nedovyesov won tie-break due to two double faults from Saki for taking match into the decider ... In the third set Saki broke Nedovyesov in fourth game and kept that advantage till end ... While serving for match 5-3 Saki was nervous as he missed four match points before converting fifth one ... This title will push his ranking back inside top-300.
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At $50K+H Pune Challenger, India

[R1] (SE) Saketh Myneni (IND,451) vs Fabrice Martin (FRA,299)
[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,260) vs (4) Yuichi Sugita (JPN,146)
[R1] (7) Yuki Bhambri (IND,183) vs Liang-Chi Huang (TPE,300)
[R1] (WC) Vishnu Vardhan (IND,624) vs Yannik Reuter (BEL,292)
[R1] Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND,328) vs Adam Pavlasek (CZE,242)
[R1] (3) Somdev Devvarman (IND,143) vs (WC) Arjun Kadhe (IND,1418)
[R1] N.Sriram Balaji (IND,327) vs (6) Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP,162)
[R1] Sanam Singh (IND,392) vs Stefano Travaglia (ITA,215)
[R1] (WC) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,907) vs Qualifier
[R1] (WC) Sidharth Rawat (IND,1190) vs (2) Alexander Kudryavtsev (RUS,129)

Doubles
[R1] N.Sriram BALAJI (IND)/ Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan (IND) vs (WC) Somdev Devvarman (IND)/ N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND)
[R1] (WC) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)/ Arjun Kadhe (IND) vs Germain Gigounon (BEL)/ Fabrice Martin (FRA)
[R1] (3) Purav Raja (IND)/ Ruben Gonzales (PHI) vs Toshihide Matsui (JPN)/ Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN)
[R1] Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Sanam Singh (IND) vs Riccardo Ghedin (ITA)/ Yannik Reuter (BEL)
[R1] (2) Yuki Bhambri (IND)/ Divij Sharan (IND) vs Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND)/ Vishnu Vardhan (IND)

This week our players having little tough matches ... Interesting to see Saki and RamK's performance this week after their excellent performance at Indore .. Alos hoping improvement from Somi and Yuki in their this week's performance.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Badminton News

At $600K Yonex Denmark Open 2014 (Superseries Premier), Odense

[SF] Kashyap Parupalli (IND,28) l (2) Long Chen (CHN,2) 16-21 15-21

Kashyap fail to raise his game against Chen and lose in straight games ... In the first game he was neck to neck till 16-17and Iin the second game Chen take control from 9-all ... Still encouraging performance by Kashyap.

Tennis News

At $50K Indore Challenger, India

[SF] Saketh Myneni (IND,453) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,262) 62 62

[F] Saketh Myneni (IND,453) vs (1) Alexander Nedovyesov (KAZ,118)

Doubles Final
(2) Yuki Bhambri (IND)/ Divij Sharan (IND) l Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP)/ Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) 62 46 3-10

Saki and RamK turn into anticlimax as Saki score very dominating win over RamK for his first challenger final ... RamK must be tired after playing marathon match yesterday against Ti Chen and Saki take full advantage of it for beating him convincingly in 57 minutes ... In the final he is facing top-seed Alexander Nedovyesov.

Divij-Yuki fail to keep momentum after winning the first set easily ... They lost next two sets cheaply ... So Nedovyesov having chance of winning double crown.