Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tennis News

At US Open 2014, New York, USA

Mixed Doubles
[R2] (6) Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)/ Rohan Bopanna (IND) bt Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)/ Raven Klaasen (RSA) 63 64

[QF] (1) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Bruno Soares (BRA) vs (6) Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)/ Rohan Bopanna (IND)

Junior
[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND,56) vs (Q) Viktor Durasovic (NOR,60)

Rohan-Katarina score straight sets win over Anabel Medina Garrigues and Raven Klaasen ... In the quarters they r facing top-seed Sania-Bruno.

This year Sumit is playing in junior US open and having favorable first draw as he is facing similar ranked Norwegian.

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At $50K Shanghai Challenger, China

[Q1] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,1125) bt Fajing Sun (CHN,1859) 63 64
[Q1] (1) Sanam Singh (IND,396) bt Luyao Wang (CHN,1639) 63 63

[Q2] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,1125) vs (4) Keto Takeuchi (JPN,432)
[Q2] (1) Sanam Singh (IND,396) vs Congsup Concar (THA,2067)

[R1] (2) Somdev Devvarman (IND,143) vs Qualifier
[R1] (3) Yuki Bhambri (IND,156) vs Ti Chen (TPE,252)

Buji and Yuki r playing in Shanghai challenger in preparation for 12th September Davis cup tie against Serbia ... Yuki is facing Taipei's experienced player Ti Chen and Buji is facing qualifier in the first round ... In qualifying Sanam is top-seed and he stat with comfortable win ... Next he is facing lower ranked Thai opponent ... Sasi is also win his match comfortably against local player but hext he is facing top-500 Japanese opponent.
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At $15K Chinese Taipei F2 Futures, Kaohsiung

Singles Final
(2) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND,316) l (3) Karen KHACHANOV (RUS,379) 76(4) 46 36

Bala fail to lift another futures title but still overall encouraging performance by him ... In the final he won the first set in tie-break but after that failed to keep momentum and Russian take advantage of it with wining next two sets.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Badminton News

At Li Ning BWF World Championships 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

[SF] (11) P V Sindhu (IND,12) l (9) Carolina Marin (ESP,10) 17-21 15-21

Second year in a row Sindhu fail to cross semi-final hurdle and remain happy on Bronze ... Still she becomes first Indian player to win 2 medals at World championship ... In this match Sindhu was loking tired due to her last two matches were stretched to fullest and played almost one and half hours ... Sindhu tried hard but Marin played smart game and make sure that she played long rallies with Sindhu ... Despite matching Marin in both game Sindhu failed to turn table and lost this match due to tiredness after 48 minutes.

Tennis News

At US Open 2014, New York, USA

Doubles
[R2] (3) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Cara Black (ZIM) bt Caroline Garcia (FRA)/ Monica Niculescu (ROU) 61 62

[R3] (3) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Cara Black (ZIM) vs Jelena Jankovic (SRB)/ Klara Koukalova (CZE)
[R3] (6) Leander Paes (IND)/ Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs (11) Marcel Granollers (ESP)/ Marc Lopez (ESP)

Mixed Doubles
[R2] (1) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Bruno Soares (BRA) bt Casey Dellacqua (AUS)/ Jamie Murray (GBR) 62 76(8)
[R2] (3) Cara Black (ZIM)/ Leander Paes (IND) bt Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS)/ Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) 61 46 10-4

[QF] (3) Cara Black (ZIM)/ Leander Paes (IND) vs Abigail Spears (USA)/ Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)

In their previous meeting before US open Sania-Cara lost their match against Garcia-Niculescu at New Haven ... But here Sania-Cara dominate the match and score really convincing win losing only three games ... In the thrid round they r facing unseeded pair of Jelena Jankovic and Klara Koukalova.

In mixed doubles Sania and Lee r in the quarters with their respective partners ... Sania-Bruno won the first set comfortably against Casey-Jamie but in the second set British-Australian pair stretched Sania-Bruno to extra points in tie-break ... Lee-Cara also started dominating fashion and won the first set losing only single game ... Aisam-Alla turned table in the second set and won it with a single break but Cara-Lee recovered in match tie-break and won it comfortably ... In the quarters they r facing unseeded American-Mexican pair of Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez.

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At $15K Chinese Taipei F2 Futures, Kaohsiung

[SF] (2) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND,316) bt (4) Takuto NIKI (JPN,383) 46 64 76(2)

[F] (2) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND,316) vs (3) Karen KHACHANOV (RUS,379)

Bala score hard fought win over Takuto Niki in more than three hours long match ... After losing the first set Bala was break down before he made superb comeback for a win ... Next he is facing 3rd seed Russian Karen Khachanov.
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At $15K Gabon F2 Futures , Libreville

[SF] (1) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND,295) l (3) Ruan Roelofse (RSA,591) 67(4) 36

Doubles Final
(1) Sam BARRY (IRL)/ Jeevan NEDUNCHEZHIYAN (IND) bt (2) Mark FYNN (ZIM)/ Ruan ROELOFSE (RSA) 76(5) 63

So another loss in the singles semi-final for Jeevan, this time against Ruan ... After losing the first set in tie-break Jeevan failed to raise his game in the second against Ruan.

In the doubles Jeevan lifts another title with Sam, this is their second title in two weeks.

Badminton News

At Li Ning BWF World Championships 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

[QF] (7) Saina Nehwal (IND,7) l (1) Xuerui Li (CHN,1) 15-21 15-21
[QF] (11) P V Sindhu (IND,12) bt (2) Shixian Wang (CHN,2) 19-21 21-19 21-15

[SF] (11) P V Sindhu (IND,12) vs (9) Carolina Marin (ESP,10)

Sindhu shows super fitness to beat WR #2 Shixian Wang in comeback win after 86 minutes match ... In the first game Sindhu take 11-4 lead but with better net game Shixian caught her at 15-all ... From 17-18 Shixian won next 3 points and converted 2nd game point to win this game ... In the second game Shixian was leading 6-3 and then 16-12 ... She was 5 points away from a win when Sindhu won 8 points in a row and had 4 game points at 20-16 ... Shixian saved 3 game points but Sindhu converted 4th game point for taking match in the decider ... In the third game Sindhu was leading 5-2 before Shixian made it 5-all ... After that both players were neck to neck till 15-all and from here Sindhu won 6 points in a row to complete memorable win ... With that Sindhu become first Indian player to win 2 World championships medals ... In the semis Sindhu is facing Spanish girl Carolina Marin, Marin defeated Sindhu comfortably in their previous meeting in June 2014.

Other hand Saina fail to raise her game against WR #1 Xuerui Li, who defeated Saina convincingly in 46 minutes.

Tennis News

At US Open 2014, New York, USA

Doubles
[R2] (3) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Cara Black (ZIM) vs Caroline Garcia (FRA)/ Monica Niculescu (ROU)
[R2] (6) Leander Paes (IND)/ Radek Stepanek (CZE) bt Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)/ Jiri Vesely (CZE) 76(3) 63

Junior
[Q1] (14) Ojasvinee Singh (IND) l Alexandra Sanford (USA) 36 26

Lee-Radek score straight sets win over Lu-Vesely to enter in the third round.

Ojasvinee Singh lose convincingly her first qualifying round against lower ranked American Sanford.

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At $50K Bangkok Challenger, Thailand

[SF] (4) Divij Sharan (IND)/ Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) l Pruchya Isarow (THA)/ Nuttanon Kadchapanan (THA) 62 46 9-11

Divij fail to capitalize on weaker opponents and lose in tight match tie-break with Uchiyama ... They started confidently and won the first set with doubles break ... After that unseeded local pair fought back and won the second set and local pair managed to keep momentum in match tie-break which they won on extra points.
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At $15K Chinese Taipei F2 Futures, Kaohsiung

[QF] (2) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND,316) bt Yecong HE (CHN,2131) 75 61

[SF] (2) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND,316) vs (4) Takuto NIKI (JPN,383)

Doubles
[SF] (1) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND)/ Ranjeet VIRALI-MURUGESAN (IND) l (4) Chieh-Fu WANG (TPE)/ Chu-Huan YI (TPE) 46 16

Bala enter into the semis with straight sets win over his Chinese opponent ... Next he is facing top-400 Japanese Takuto Niki ... In the doubles Bala-Ranjeet face surprising straight sets loss against local pir.
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At $15K Gabon F2 Futures , Libreville

[QF] (1) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND,295) bt (6) Sander Gille (BEL,1053) 63 62

[SF] (1) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND,295) vs (3) Ruan Roelofse (RSA,591)

Doubles
[SF] (1) Sam BARRY (IRL)/ Jeevan NEDUNCHEZHIYAN (IND) bt (3) Hassan NDAYISHIMIYE (BDI)/ Arthur SURREAUX (FRA) 60 60

[F] (1) Sam BARRY (IRL)/ Jeevan NEDUNCHEZHIYAN (IND) vs (2) Mark FYNN (ZIM)/ Ruan ROELOFSE (RSA)

Jeevan score comfortable win over Belgian Gille ... Next he is facing South African former top-400 player Roelofse.

In the doubles Jeevan-Sam gives double bagel to their 3rd seed opponents ... In the final they r facing 2nd seed Fynn-Roelofse.

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At $10K Iran F9 Futures, Tehran

[QF] (6) N. Vijay Sundar PRASHANTH (IND,884) l (2) Alexis MUSIALEK (FRA,451) 26 16

One sided loss for Vijay Sundar against top-500 Frenchman.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Squash News

At $150K Men's Hong Kong Open 2014, Hong Kong, China

[R2] Saurav Ghosal (IND,16) l (5) Peter Barker (ENG,8) 6-11 5-11 1-2 Retd.

After losing the first 2 games Saurav retire from the match in early of third game ... Hopefully nothing serious injury scare.

Badminton News

At Li Ning BWF World Championships 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

[R3] Srikanth K. (IND,23) vs (2) Long Chen (CHN,2) 12-21
[R3] (7) Saina Nehwal (IND,7) bt (13) Sayaka Takahashi (JPN,14) 14-21 21-18 21-12
[R3] (11) P V Sindhu (IND,12) bt (6) Yeon Ju Bae (KOR,5) 19-21 22-20 25-23

[R3] Manu Attri (IND)/ Sumeeth Reddy B. (IND) l (2) Yong Dae Lee (KOR)/ Yeon Seong Yoo (KOR) 12-21 17-21

[QF] (7) Saina Nehwal (IND,7) vs (1) Xuerui Li (CHN,1)
[QF] (11) P V Sindhu (IND,12) vs (2) Shixian Wang (CHN,2)

Saina and Sindhu score comeback win for entering into the quarters ... Saina lose the first game against Takahashi before recovering in the second game ... After winning the close second game Saina dominates final game ... Other hand Sindhu needs to dig deep for winning this match in 76 minutes ... After losing the first game Sindhu play catching game in the second game ... In the second game whenever she was falling behind she managed to catch Yeon ... From 18-20 Sindhu save 2 match points and win this game winning 4 points in a row ... In the final game Sindhu was falling behind but from 16-17 she won next 4 points and had 3 match points ... Yeon saved all those and then she saved 2 more at 21-20 and 22-21 ... Sindhu saved third match point at 22-23 ... Sindhu converted 6th match point for memorable win ... Next Saina and Sindhu r facing WR #1 Xuerui Li and WR #2 Shixian Wang.

Manu-Sumeeth give decent performance against WR #2 Korean pair.

Tennis News

At US Open 2014, New York, USA

Mixed Doubles
[R1] (6) Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)/ Rohan Bopanna (IND) bt Lauren Davis (USA)/ Nicholas Monroe (USA) 36 62 10-0
[R1] (3) Cara Black (ZIM)/ Leander Paes (IND) bt Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)/ Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) 63 46 10-8

[R2] (1) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Bruno Soares (BRA) vs Casey Dellacqua (AUS)/ Jamie Murray (GBR)
[R2] (6) Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)/ Rohan Bopanna (IND) vs Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)/ Raven Klaasen (RSA)
[R2] (3) Cara Black (ZIM)/ Leander Paes (IND) vs Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS)/ Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK)

Lee-Cara passes tough challenge of Groenefeld-Rojer in close super tie-break ... Next they r facing another tricky pair of Kudryavtseva and Aisam. Rohan-Katarina started slowly but after losing first set they steamrolled their opponent ... They win match tie-break without losing a single point ... Next they r facing Garrigues-Klaasen.
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At $50K Bangkok Challenger, Thailand

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)/ Jaime Pulgar-Garcia (ESP) l (2) Ti Chen (TPE)/ Hsien-Yu Peng (TPE) 63 26 6-10

[QF] (4) Divij Sharan (IND)/ Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) bt (WC) Chaleechan Tanasugarn (THA)/ Warot Udomsuk (THA) 60 61

[SF] (4) Divij Sharan (IND)/ Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) vs Pruchya Isarow (THA)/ Nuttanon Kadchapanan (THA)

RamK-Jamie lose their first round match ... Divij-Yasutaka score comfortable win against local wild-card pair losing a single game ... In the semis they r facing another unseeded Thai pair.
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At $15K Chinese Taipei F2 Futures, Kaohsiung

[R2] (Q) Christopher MARQUIS (IND,1663) l (1) Tsung-Hua YANG (TPE,247) 46 26
[R2] Ranjeet VIRALI-MURUGESAN (IND,884) l (5) Andrew WHITTINGTON (AUS,428) 63 36 57
[R2] N.Sriram BALAJI (IND,316) bt Cheng-Yu YU (TPE,903) 46 75 63

Doubles
[QF] (1) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND)/ Ranjeet VIRALI-MURUGESAN (IND) bt Christopher MARQUIS (IND)/ Chih-Jen HO (TPE) 64 61

[SF] (1) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND)/ Ranjeet VIRALI-MURUGESAN (IND) vs (4) Chieh-Fu WANG (TPE)/ Chu-Huan YI (TPE)

As expected Bala wins but need comeback win ... Ranjeet and Christopher give fighting performance against their higher seeded opponents.
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At $15K Gabon F2 Futures , Libreville

[R2] Jatin Dahiya (IND,1745) l (7) Mark Fynn (ZIM,1046) 16 63 36

Doubles
[QF] (1) Sam BARRY (IRL)/ Jeevan NEDUNCHEZHIYAN (IND) bt (WC) Herve ANTCHANDIE (FRA)/ Darvel Valency LOSSANGOYE (GAB) 60 63
[QF] Jatin DAHIYA (IND)/ Sagar AHUJA (IND) l (4) Matias CASTRO (ARG)/ Sander GILLE (BEL) 36 64 10-12

Fighting performance by Jatin in his loss ... In the doubles Jatin-Sagar give fighting performance against 4th seed pair.
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At $10K Iran F9 Futures, Tehran

[R2] (6) N. Vijay Sundar PRASHANTH (IND,884) bt Omid SOURI (ISR,UNR) 63 60

[QF] (6) N. Vijay Sundar PRASHANTH (IND,884) vs (2) Alexis MUSIALEK (FRA,451)

Comfortable win for Vijay Sundar ... Next he is facing top-500 Frenchman.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Squash News

At $70K Women's Hong Kong Open 2014, Hong Kong, China

[R1] (14) Joshana Chinappa (IND,21) l Nouran Gohar (EGY,29) 0-3 (8-11 4-11 7-11) (20m)

Joshana failed to raise her game against Egyptian current World Championship junior finalist Gohar and lose match in straight games.
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At $150K Men's Hong Kong Open 2014, Hong Kong, China

[R1] Saurav Ghosal (IND,16) bt (Q) Henrik Mustonen (FIN,38) 11-4 11-6 11-3 (28m)

[R2] Saurav Ghosal (IND,16) vs (5) Peter Barker (ENG,8)

Expected comfortable winning start for Saurav against Finnish qualifier ... Next he is facing British top-10 and his nemesis Peter Barker.

Badminton News

At Li Ning BWF World Championships 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark

[R1] Srikanth K. (IND,23) bt Iztok Utrosa (SLO,114) 21-11 11-21 21-12
[R1] Kashyap Parupalli (IND,20) l Dieter Domke (GER) 24-26 21-13 18-21
[R1] Ajay Jayaram (IND,89) bt (4) Kenichi Tago (JPN,4) w/o
[R1] (11) P V Sindhu (IND,12) bye
[R1] (7) Saina Nehwal (IND,7) bye

[R1] Manu Attri(IND)/ Sumeeth Reddy B. (IND) bt Nikita Khakimov (RUS)/ Vasily Kuznetsov (RUS) 21-19 21-23 21-19
[R1] Pranaav Jerry Chopra (IND)/ Akshay Dewalkar (IND) bt Yun Lung Chan (HKG)/ Chun Hei Lee (HKG) 21-19 16-21 22-20
[R1] Ashwini Ponnappa (IND)/ Jwala Gutta (IND) bt Heather Olver (ENG)/ Kate Robertshaw (ENG) w/o
[R1] Prajakta Sawant (IND)/ Arathi Sara Sunil (IND) l Puttita Supajirakul (THA)/ Sapsiree Taerattanachai (THA) w/o
[R1] Tarun Kona (IND)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) l Anders Kristiansen (DEN)/ Julie Houmann (DEN)
[R1] Arun Vishnu (IND)/ Aparna Balan (IND) bt Hugo Arthuso (BRA)/ Fabiana Silva (BRA) 21-12 21-14

[R2] Ajay Jayaram (IND,89) l Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (THA,21) 17-21 14-21
[R2] Srikanth K. (IND,23) bt Rajiv Ouseph (ENG,22) 21-18 21-13
[R2] (11) P V Sindhu (IND,12) bt Olga Golovanova (RUS,65) 21-12 21-17
[R2] (7) Saina Nehwal (IND,7) bt Natalia Perminova (RUS,44) 21-11 21-9

[R2] Manu Attri (IND)/ Sumeeth Reddy B. (IND) bt (15) Hirokatsu Hashimoto (JPN)/ Noriyasu Hirata (JPN) 21-19 21-19
[R2] Pranaav Jerry Chopra (IND)/ Akshay Dewalkar (IND) l (5) Ki Jung Kim (KOR)/ Sa Rang Kim (KOR) 15-21 17-21
[R2] Ashwini Ponnappa (IND)/ Jwala Gutta (IND) l (5) Qing Tian (CHN)/ Yunlei Zhao (CHN) 16-21 8-21
[R2] Arun Vishnu (IND)/ Aparna Balan (IND) l (6) Michael Fuchs (GER)/ Birgit Michels (GER) 14-21 11-21

[R3] Srikanth K. (IND,23) vs (2) Long Chen (CHN,2)
[R3] (7) Saina Nehwal (IND,7) vs (13) Sayaka Takahashi (JPN,14)
[R3] (11) P V Sindhu (IND,12) vs (6) Yeon Ju Bae (KOR,5)

[R3] Manu Attri (IND)/ Sumeeth Reddy B. (IND) vs (2) Yong Dae Lee (KOR)/ Yeon Seong Yoo (KOR)

Good to see one of our doubles pair Manu-Sumeeth are in pre-quarter finals with remaining singles players ... Kashyap's first round loss was shocking ... Other hand Srikanth scored good win against Rajiv in the second round but next facing WR #2 Chinese Long Chen ... Saina and Sindhu scored comfortable wins in first 2 rounds ... Saina is facing top-15 Japanese girl Sayaka Takahashi for place in the quarters ... Sindhu is facing WR #5 Korean Yeon Ju Bae ... Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy scored upset win over 15th seed Japanese pair but next they r facing WR #2 Korean pair.

Tennis News

At US Open 2014, New York, USA

Doubles
[R1] (3) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Cara Black (ZIM) bt Karolina Pliskova (CZE)/ Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) 63 60
[R1] (6) Leander Paes (IND)/ Radek Stepanek (CZE) bt Simone Bolelli (ITA)/ Fabio Fognini (ITA) 76(5) 62
[R1] (13) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) l Daniele Bracciali (ITA)/ Andreas Seppi (ITA) 67(10) 64 67(5)

[R2] (6) Leander Paes (IND)/ Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)/ Jiri Vesely (CZE)

Mixed Doubles
[R1] (1) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Bruno Soares (BRA) bt Tornado Alicia Black (USA)/ Ernesto Escobedo (USA) 62 36 10-5
[R1] (6) Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)/ Rohan Bopanna (IND) vs Lauren Davis (USA)/ Nicholas Monroe (USA)
[R1] (3) Cara Black (ZIM)/ Leander Paes (IND) vs Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)/ Jean-Julien Rojer (NED)

Sania-Cara score comfortable win over Pliskova twins ... Other hand Rohan-Aisam lose against Italian pair in titanic battle of two and half hours ... In the first set Rohan-Aisam missed set points and that cost them this match ... Lee-Radek need tie-break for winning the first set ... But after winning the first set Lee-Radek dominated the second set and won it with double breaks.

In mixed doubles our all pairs r higher seeded, so hopefully they will perform as per their seeding ... Sania and Bruno stretch to match tie-break by young American pair of Black and Escobedo in the first round.

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At $50K Bangkok Challenger, Thailand

[R1] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,1125) bt (Q) Chaleechan Tanasugarn (THA,UNR) 36 62 61
[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,298) l (3) Luca Vanni (ITA,170) 67(5) 67(4)

[R2] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,1125) l (3) Luca Vanni (ITA,170) 67(3) 26

Doubles
[R1] (4) Divij Sharan (IND)/ Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) bt Jason Jung (USA)/ Nicolas Meister (USA) 63 62
[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)/ Jaime Pulgar-Garcia (ESP) vs (2) Ti Chen (TPE)/ Hsien-Yu Peng (TPE) 63 2-4 stopped due to rain

[QF] (4) Divij Sharan (IND)/ Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) vs (WC) Chaleechan Tanasugarn (THA)/ Warot Udomsuk (THA)

Sasi score expected his first win of challenger level before losing to Vanni in the second round ... In the doubles Divij-Yasutaka start with a win but RamK-Jamie's match again interrupts due to rain.
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At $15K Chinese Taipei F2 Futures, Kaohsiung

[R1] (Q) Christopher MARQUIS (IND,1663) bt (Q) Shao-Yu YU (TPE,UNR) 63 63
[R1] (Q) Suraj R PRABODH (IND,1639) l (3) Karen KHACHANOV (RUS,381) 36 16
[R1] Ranjeet VIRALI-MURUGESAN (IND,884) bt Chih-Chun TANG (TPE,1202) 62 61
[R1] (2) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND,316) bt (WC) Wei-De LIN (TPE,UNR) 62 61

[R2] (Q) Christopher MARQUIS (IND,1663) vs (1) Tsung-Hua YANG (TPE,247)
[R2] Ranjeet VIRALI-MURUGESAN (IND,884) vs (5) Andrew WHITTINGTON (AUS,428)
[R2] (2) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND,316) vs Cheng-Yu YU (TPE,903)

Doubles
[R1] (1) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND)/ Ranjeet VIRALI-MURUGESAN (IND) bt Masato SHIGA (JPN)/ Ko SUZUKI (JPN) 62 62
[R1] Christopher MARQUIS (IND)/ Chih-Jen HO (TPE) bt Kuan-Yi LEE (TPE)/ Hao-Yang HU (TPE) 63 64
[R1] Sagar MANJANNA (IND)/ Suraj R PRABODH (IND) l Yecong HE (CHN)/ Yue ZHANG (CHN) 67(6) 36

[QF] (1) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND)/ Ranjeet VIRALI-MURUGESAN (IND) vs Christopher MARQUIS (IND)/ Chih-Jen HO (TPE)

Christopher joins Bala and Ranjeet in the second round ... In the doubles also our those three players in the quarters.
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At $15K Gabon F2 Futures , Libreville

[R1] (1) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND,295) bt Willy Lebendje (GAB,UNR) 60 64
[R1] (LL) Neishit Vakil (IND,UNR) l (7) Mark Fynn (ZIM,1046) 16 06
[R1] Jatin Dahiya (IND,1745) bt Joshua Rollins (USA,UNR) 62 61
[R1] (Q) Medhir Goyal (IND,UNR) l Karim Kadry (EGY,1402) 26 16
[R1] Neeraj Elangovan (IND,1675) l Aaron Cortes Alcaraz (ESP,2143) 36 26
[R1] Sagar Ahuja (IND,1747) l (2) Sam Barry (IRL,337) 26 46

[R2] (1) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND,295) bt Herve Antchandie (FRA,UNR) 60 62
[R2] Jatin Dahiya (IND,1745) vs (7) Mark Fynn (ZIM,1046)

[QF] (1) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND,295) vs (6) Sander Gille (BEL,1053)

Doubles
[R1] (1) Sam BARRY (IRL)/ Jeevan NEDUNCHEZHIYAN (IND) bye
[R1] Medhir Goyal (IND)/ Neishit Vakil (IND) l Joe COOPER (GBR)/ Stefan MERUNKA (CRO) 06 26
[R1] Jatin DAHIYA (IND)/ Sagar AHUJA (IND) bt Neeraj ELANGOVAN (IND)/ Karim KADRY (EGY) 63 62
[R1] Utsarg GROVER (IND)/ Florentin MEYNIE (FRA) l (4) Matias CASTRO (ARG)/ Sander GILLE (BEL) w/o

[QF] (1) Sam BARRY (IRL)/ Jeevan NEDUNCHEZHIYAN (IND) vs (WC) Herve ANTCHANDIE (FRA)/ Darvel Valency LOSSANGOYE (GAB)
[QF] Jatin DAHIYA (IND)/ Sagar AHUJA (IND) vs (4) Matias CASTRO (ARG)/ Sander GILLE (BEL)

With comfortable wins Jeevan is in the quarters ... Jatin having tough second round ... In the doubles Jeevan and Jatin r in the quarters with their respective partners.
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At $10K Iran F9 Futures, Tehran

[R1] Tejas CHAUKULKAR (IND,UNR) l (7) Arkadiusz KOCYLA (POL,888) 36 46
[R1] Akash WAGH (IND,1047) l Gokberk ERGENEMAN (TUR,1684) 26 26
[R1] Sidharth RAWAT (IND,1268) l (4) Markos KALOVELONIS (GRE,794) 64 67(5) 26
[R1] (6) N. Vijay Sundar PRASHANTH (IND,884) bt Berk ILIESCU (TUR,1730) 62 61
[R1] Vinayak Sharma KAZA (IND,1083) l (2) Alexis MUSIALEK (FRA,451) 46 46

[R2] (6) N. Vijay Sundar PRASHANTH (IND,884) vs Omid SOURI (ISR,UNR)

Only Vijay Sundar manages to cross the first hurdle.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Squash News

At $150K Men's Hong Kong Open 2014, Hong Kong, China

[Q2] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND,63) l Henrik Mustonen (FIN,38) 0-3 (9-11 10-12 8-11) (43m)

[R1] Saurav Ghosal (IND,16) vs (Q) Henrik Mustonen (FIN,38)

Though Mahesh lose his match against Henrik Mustonen in three games still he gave valiant efforts against Mustonen ... Henrik Mustonen's next opponent is Saurav.

Tennis News

At US Open 2014, New York, USA

[R1] (3) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Cara Black (ZIM) vs Karolina Pliskova (CZE)/ Kristyna Pliskova (CZE)
[R1] (6) Leander Paes (IND)/ Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs Simone Bolelli (ITA)/ Fabio Fognini (ITA)
[R1] (13) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) vs Daniele Bracciali (ITA)/ Andreas Seppi (ITA)

Sania-Cara r third seed and again they r facing Pliskova twins.

Our both pairs r in bottom draw and can face in the quarters but in the first round our both pairs r facing Italian pairs.

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At $50K Bangkok Challenger, Thailand

[R1] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,1125) vs (Q) Chaleechan Tanasugarn (THA,UNR)

Doubles
[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)/ Jaime Pulgar-Garcia (ESP) vs (2) Ti Chen (TPE)/ Hsien-Yu Peng (TPE) 63 1-0 stopped due to rain.

Sasi receive lucky break as he is facing un-ranked local player ... In the doubles RamK and Jamie start positively and win the first set comfortably before rain interruption.
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At $15K Chinese Taipei F2 Futures, Kaohsiung

[R1] (Q) Christopher MARQUIS (IND,1663) vs (Q) Shao-Yu YU (TPE,UNR)
[R1] (Q) Suraj R PRABODH (IND,1639) vs (3) Karen KHACHANOV (RUS,381)
[R1] Ranjeet VIRALI-MURUGESAN (IND,884) vs Chih-Chun TANG (TPE,1202)
[R1] (2) N.Sriram Balaji (IND,316) vs (WC) Wei-De LIN (TPE,UNR)

Doubles
[R1] (1) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND)/ Ranjeet VIRALI-MURUGESAN (IND) vs Masato SHIGA (JPN)/ Ko SUZUKI (JPN)
[R1] Christopher MARQUIS (IND)/ Chih-Jen HO (TPE) vs Kuan-Yi LEE (TPE)/ Hao-Yang HU (TPE)
[R1] Sagar MANJANNA (IND)/ Suraj R PRABODH (IND) vs Yecong HE (CHN)/ Yue ZHANG (CHN)

Hoping for better week for Indians.
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At $15K Gabon F2 Futures , Libreville

[R1] (1) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND,295) vs Willy Lebendje (GAB,UNR)
[R1] (LL) Neishit Vakil (IND,UNR) vs (7) Mark Fynn (ZIM,1046)
[R1] Jatin Dahiya (IND,1745) vs Joshua Rollins (USA,UNR)
[R1] (Q) Medhir Goyal (IND,UNR) vs Karim Kadry (EGY,1402)
[R1] Neeraj Elangovan (IND,1675) vs Aaron Cortes Alcaraz (ESP,2143)
[R1] Sagar Ahuja (IND,1747) vs (2) Sam Barry (IRL,337)

Doubles
[R1] (1) Sam BARRY (IRL)/ Jeevan NEDUNCHEZHIYAN (IND) vs (WC) Herve ANTCHANDIE (FRA)/ Darvel Valency LOSSANGOYE (GAB)
[R1] Medhir Goyal (IND)/ Neishit Vakil (IND) vs Joe COOPER (GBR)/ Stefan MERUNKA (CRO)
[R1] Neeraj ELANGOVAN (IND)/ Karim KADRY (EGY) vs Jatin DAHIYA (IND)/ Sagar AHUJA (IND)
[R1] Utsarg GROVER (IND)/ Florentin MEYNIE (FRA) vs (4) Matias CASTRO (ARG)/ Sander GILLE (BEL)

Hoping for good performance by Jeevan and co.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Volleyball News

At 4th AVC Cup for Men 2014, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Final
India l South Korea 0-3 (23-25, 21-25, 25-27)

Indian men lose in the final of Asian Cup Championship against South Korean men ... Though disappoint by our men's loss still creditable performance them as this was their first final ... In all three games our players were matching South Koreans but Koreans played better on important points ... So congrats Indian team for winning Silver medal in this Asian cup.

Squash News

At $70K Women's CIMB Malaysian Open 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

[R1] (14) Joshana Chinappa (IND,21) bt Line Hansen (DEN,24) 3-1 (11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9) (50m)

[R2] (14) Joshana Chinappa (IND,21) l (1) Nicol David (MAS,1) 0-3 (4-11, 3-11, 8-11) (32m)

In the last week Joshana played at Malaysian Open ... In the first round she scored nice win over similar ranked Danish player Hansen before losing to WR #1 Nicol David in the second round.
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At $70K Women's Hong Kong Open 2014, Hong Kong, China

[R1] (14) Joshana Chinappa (IND,21) vs Nouran Gohar (EGY,29)

Joshana having tricky match against current junior World championship runner-up Nouran Gohar.
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At $150K Men's Hong Kong Open 2014, Hong Kong, China

[Q1] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND,63) bt (WC) Ling To Yu (HKG,UNR) 11-7, 11-5, 11-7

[Q2] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND,63) vs Henrik Mustonen (FIN,38)

[R1] Saurav Ghosal (IND,16) vs Qualifier

Saurav is facing qualifier in the first round ... Other hand Mahesh is in qualifying ... In the first qualifying round local 16 yrs youngster stretch him in three games.

Tennis News

At $50K Bangkok Challenger, Thailand

[R1] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,1125) vs Qualifier
[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,298) vs (3) Luca Vanni (ITA,170)

Doubles
[R1] (4) Divij Sharan (IND)/ Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) vs Jason Jung (USA)/ Nicolas Meister (USA)
[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)/ Jaime Pulgar-Garcia (ESP) vs (2) Ti Chen (TPE)/ Hsien-Yu Peng (TPE)

Tough matches for RamK in the singles and doubles ... In the singles he is facing top-175 Italian Nicolas Meister and in the doubles he is facing Taipei Davis cup pair Ti Chen-Peng partnering Spanish Jaime Pulgar-Garcia
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At $15K Canada F8 Futures, Winnipeg

Doubles Final
(2) Dimitar KUTROVSKY (BUL)/ Saketh MYNENI (IND) bt (1) Philip BESTER (CAN)/ Marcus DANIELL (NZL) 75 75

Another doubles title for Saki on futures level, this time with Bulgarian partner Dimitar Kutrovsky ... They defeated top-seed Philip Bester and Marcu Daniell in tight two sets.

Volleyball News

At 4th AVC Cup for Men 2014, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Pool A
India bt Kazakhstan 3-0 (25-23 25-17 25-19)
India bt Japan 3-0 (25-11 27-25 25-23)
India l South Korea 1-3 (25–22 22–25 21–25 22–25)

[QF] India bt Thailand 3-0 (25–19 25–23 26–24)

[SF] India bt Iran 3-1 (20-25 29-27 31-29 27-25)

[F] India vs South Korea

In on going Asian Cup Championship Indians men r in the final ... In this tournament Iran, China and Japan participated with second string team ... Still creditable performance by our men's side ... In the group we lost against South Koreans ... In the semis we beat Iranian team and all three sets we won on extra points ... Really happy for our men's team as this is our first win over any Iranian side ... In the final we r facing South Korea for Gold medal.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Snooker News

At European Tour Event Two -2014, Stadthalle, F├╝rth, Germany

[R1] Aditya Mehta (IND,49) bt (A) Jeff Cundy (ENG,UNR) 4-3 (53-67, 89(52)-5, 15-88, 86(73)-0, 56-42, 41--95(71), 83-62)-29)

[R2] Aditya Mehta (IND,49) bt Thepchaiya Un-Nooh (THA,59) 4-3 (77(62)-45, 68-51, 2-61(55), 12-89, 46-82(63), 88(57)-21, 83(60)-12)

[R3] Aditya Mehta (IND,49) l Stephen Maguire (SCO,13) 2-4 (1-67(65), 24-68, 147(147)-0, 69(68)-1, 57-63(62), 0-87)

Aditya becomes the first Indian to score maximum 147 in Professional Circuit ... In the third round match he scored this perfect score in third frame but he failed to convert his performance in win ... Before this he needed close wins for winning first 2 rounds as he stretched to 7 frames in both matches.

Tennis News

At $15K Gabon F1 Futures , Libreville

[SF] Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND,295) l (4) Arthur Surreaux (FRA,651) 57 75 57

Doubles Final
(1) Sam BARRY (IRL)/ Jeevan NEDUNCHEZHIYAN (IND) bt (2) Mark FYNN (ZIM)/ Ruan ROELOFSE (RSA) 62 62

Surprising loss of Jeevan against 650 ranked Arthur Surreaux in close three sets.

But in the doubles Jeevan lifts title with Sam Barry ... They defeated 2nd seed Mark Fynn and Ruan Roelofse comfortably.

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At $15K Chinese Taipei F1 Futures, Kaohsiung

[SF] (3) N.Sriram BALAJI (IND)/ Ranjeet VIRALI-MURUGESAN (IND) l (1) Ti CHEN (TPE)/ Liang-Chi HUANG (TPE) 36 26

Pair of Ti Chen and Liang-Chi prove too strong for Bala and Ranjeet.
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At $15K Canada F8 Futures, Winnipeg

[SF] (2) Dimitar KUTROVSKY (BUL)/ Saketh MYNENI (IND) bt (3) Rik DE VOEST (RSA)/ Matt SEEBERGER (USA) 64 76(9)

[F] (2) Dimitar KUTROVSKY (BUL)/ Saketh MYNENI (IND) vs (1) Philip BESTER (CAN)/ Marcus DANIELL (NZL)

Saki-Dimitar in the doubles final with straight sets win ... In the second set they won long tie-break for winning in two sets ... In the final they r facing top-seed pair of Canadian Philip Bester and New Zealander Marcus Daniell.
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At $10K Iran F8 Futures, Tehran

[QF] (6) Vinayak Sharma KAZA (IND,1083) l Shotaro GOTO (JPN,1303) 67(5) 26

Kaza lose his match against lower ranked Japanese opponent Goto.