Friday, January 30, 2015

Tennis News

At Australian Open 2015, Melbourne

Mixed Doubles
[SF] (1) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Bruno Soares (BRA) vs (3) Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)/ Daniel Nestor (CAN)
[SF] (7) Martina Hingis (SUI)/ Leander Paes (IND) vs Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)/ Pablo Cuevas (URU)


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At $50K Hongkong Challenger,

[QF] Saketh Myneni (IND,262) vs Kyle Edmund (GBR,192)
[QF] (7) Somdev Devvarman (IND,139) vs (2) Tatsuma Ito (JPN,88)

Doubles
[SF] Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Sanam Singh (IND) vs Nils Desein (BEL)/ Mathew Ebden (AUS)


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tennis News

At $50K Hongkong Challenger,

[R2] Saketh Myneni (IND,262) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,284) 75 75
[R2] (7) Somdev Devvarman (IND,139) bt (WC) Philipp Petzschner (GER,421) 4-1 retd.

[QF] Saketh Myneni (IND,262) vs Kyle Edmund (GBR,192)
[QF] (7) Somdev Devvarman (IND,139) vs (2) Tatsuma Ito (JPN,88)

Doubles
[QF] Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Sanam Singh (IND) bt Jonathan Eysseric (FRA)/ Tennys Sandgren (USA) 64 16 11-9
[QF] (2) Frank Moser (GER)/ Divij Sharan (IND) l (WC) Chu-Huan YI (TPE)/ Cheng-Peng HSIEH (TPE) 16 16

[SF] Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Sanam Singh (IND) vs Nils Desein (BEL)/ Mathew Ebden (AUS)

Saki score tight two sets win over Ramk to cenmenting his India #2 singles player status ... Saki won the match winning both sets in identical score of 7-5 ... Next he is facing top-200 British player Kyle Edmund.

Somi move to quarter without any fight as his opponent retired from the match when Somi was leading 4-1 ... Next he is facing top-100 Japanese player Tatsuma Ito.

In the doubles Saki-Sanam score tight win over Eysseric-Sandgren for entering into the semis ... They won the match tie-break into extra points ... Next they r facing Desein-Ebden ... But Divij-Moser lose one-sided match against Taipei wild-card pair.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tennis News

At Australian Open 2015, Melbourne

Mixed Doubles
[QF] (1) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Bruno Soares (BRA) bt Casey Dellacqua (AUS)/ John Peers (AUS) 62 62
[QF] (7) Martina Hingis (SUI)/ Leander Paes (IND) bt (4) Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)/ Alexander Peya (AUT) 63 61

Junior Singles
[R3] Sumit Nagal (IND,29) l Marc Polmans (AUS,49) 16 16

Sumit fail to raise his game against local Marc Polmans and lose one-sided match.

In mixed doubles Sania-Bruno and Lee-Martina score comfortable wins for entering into the semis.

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At $50K Hongkong Challenger,

[R1] Saketh Myneni (IND,262) bt (1) Ricardas Berankis (LTU,85) 76 16 63
[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,284) bt (Q) Yan Bai (CHN,416) 36 64 4-1 retd.
[R1] (7) Somdev Devvarman (IND,139) bt Yuki Bhambri (IND,317) 26 64 63
[R1] (WC) Sanam Singh (IND,417) l (Q) Christopher Rungkat (INA,653) 36 46

Doubles
[R1] Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Sanam Singh (IND) bt Fabrice Martin (FRA)/ Purav Raja (IND) 46 63 10-4
[R1] Somdev Devvarman (IND)/ Di Wu (CHN) l Radu Albot (MDA)/ Jordan Thompson (AUS) 36 63 5-10
[R1] (2) Frank Moser (GER)/ Divij Sharan (IND) bt Liang-Chi Huang (TPE)/ Yuichi Sugita (JPN) 75 61

Saki score his only 2nd win over top-100 win when he beat top-seed Ricardas Berankis in three sets ... Saki dominated first set tie-break with his big serve and comfortably won it losing a single point but Ricardas fought back in the second to win it losing only single game ... In the final set Saki take crucial break in 2nd game to lead 3-0 and kept that lead through out the set ... Saki had three set points on Ricardas's serve in 8th game but failed to convert ... On his own serve he converted 5th set point for excellent win ... In the second round he is facing RamK.

Ramkumar score excellent comeback win over Chinese qualifier ... Ramkumar was no where in the match till one and half set ... After losing the first set he was double break down at 0-4 but after that he won 10 of next 11 games for amazing comeback before Bai retiring from the match.

Buji score excellent comeback and hard fought win against Yuki ... In this match Yuki struggled with his serve and Buji proved better player from back of the court ... After losing the first set Buji played very solid tennis to beat Yuki.

Sanam was playing his first competitive match after three months and that displayed in his result ... Disappointing loss for Sanam but in the doubles he has winning start with Saki as they score comeback win over Purav and his partner ... Divij with Moser also move into quarters with straight sets win.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Tennis News

At Australian Open 2015, Melbourne

Mixed Doubles
[R2] (1) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Bruno Soares (BRA) bt Abigail Spears (USA)/ Santiago Gonzalez 75 67(3) 10-8
[R2] (7) Martina Hingis (SUI)/ Leander Paes (IND) bt Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)/ Pablo Andujar (ESP) 63 61

Junior Singles
[R2] Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND,71) l (1) Shilin Xu (CHN,2) 36 06
[R2] Sumit Nagal (IND,29) bt Yosuke Watanuki (JPN,66) 62 63

[R3] Sumit Nagal (IND,29) vs Marc Polmans (AUS,49)

Junior Doubles
[R1] Chihiro Muramatsu (JPN)/ Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND) l (4) Sara Tomic (AUS)/ Shilin Xu (CHN) 67(5) 06
[R1] Viktor Durasovic (NOR)/ Sumit Nagal (IND) l Renta Tokuda (JPN)/ Jumpei Yamasaki (JPN) 16 67(3)
[R1] Vasisht Cheruku (IND)/ Brandon Laubser (RSA) l (2) William Blumberg (USA)/ Orlando Luz (BRA) 67(3) 26

Sania-Bruno stretch by Spears-Gonzalez to match tie-break before entering into the quarters ... After winning the first set Sania-Bruno lost the second in match tie-break ... Sania-Bruno recover to win match tie-break.

Lee-Martina score very dominating win over Spanish pair for entering into the quarters.

Sumit score authoritative win over his Japanese opponent Yosuke Watanuki ... In the third round he is facing local players Marc Polmans.

In junior doubles our all pairs lose their respective matches in straight sets.

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At $50K Hongkong Challenger,

[Q3] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,776) l (2) Yan Bai (CHN,416) 26 16
[Q3] Siddharth Rawat (IND,1209) l Mao-Xin Gong (CHN,701) 26 26

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,284) vs (Q) Yan Bai (CHN,416)
[R1] (WC) Sanam Singh (IND,417) vs (Q) Christopher Rungkat (INA,653)

Doubles
[R1] Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Sanam Singh (IND) vs Fabrice Martin (FRA)/ Purav Raja (IND)
[R1] Somdev Devvarman (IND)/ Di Wu (CHN) vs Radu Albot (MDA)/ Jordan Thompson (AUS)
[R1] (2) Frank Moser (GER)/ Divij Sharan (IND) vs Liang-Chi Huang (TPE)/ Yuichi Sugita (JPN)

Sasi and Siddharth fail to raise their game against Chinese opponents ... RamK is facing Yan Bai And Sanam is facing Rungkat in singles main-draw.

In the doubles Divij is playing his first tournament of 2015 and he is 2nd seed with Frank Moser ... They r having tricky match against Huang-Sugita ... Buji is playing with Di Wu and they r having winnable match against Albot-Thompson ... Saki-Sanam are facing Purav-Fabrice.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tennis News

At Australian Open 2015, Melbourne

Mixed Doubles
[R1] B.Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)/ Rohan Bopanna (IND) l (3) Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)/ Daniel Nestor (CAN) 26 63 4-10
[R1] (7) Martina Hingis (SUI)/ Leander Paes (IND) bt Masa Jovanovic (AUS)/ Sam Thompson (AUS) 62 76(2)

[R2] (1) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Bruno Soares (BRA) vs Abigail Spears (USA)/ Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)
[R2] (7) Martina Hingis (SUI)/ Leander Paes (IND) vs Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)/ Pablo Andujar (ESP)

Junior Doubles
[R1] Tamachan Momkoonthod (THA)/ Ojasvinee Singh (IND) l Katharina Hobgarski (GER)/ Greet Minnen (BEL) 36 76(2) 9-11

Hingis and Lee start with straight sets win over Aussie wild-card pair ... After winning the first set comfortably Lee-Martina were stretched to tie-break in the second ... Next they are facing Spanish pair Garrigues-Andujar.

Rohan with Strycova fail to overcome his doublkes partner Nestor with his French partner Mladenovic ... After losing the first set they fought to win the second but Nestor-Mladenovic proved too strong in match tie-break.

After losing the first set Ojasvinee and her Thai partner tried hard ... They won the second set tie-break in extra points but failed to keep that moemntum in match tie-break to lose it in extra points.

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At $50K Hongkong Challenger,

[Q1] (5) N Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) bye
[Q1] Divij Sharan (IND) bt Christopher Marquis (IND) 64 64
[Q1] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND) bt (8) Karunuday Singh (IND) 75 61
[Q1] Sidharth Rawat (IND) bt (7) Hiroki Kondo (JPN) 76(2) 75

[Q2] (5) N Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) l Tennys Sandgren (USA) 36 57
[Q2] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND) bt Divij Sharan (IND) 76(6) 64
[Q2] Sidharth Rawat (IND) bt Kittipong Wachiramanowong (THA) 64 64

[Q3] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,776) vs (2) Yan Bai (CHN,416)
[Q3] Sidharth Rawat (IND,1209) vs Mao-Xin Gong (CHN,701)

[R1] Saketh Myneni (IND,262) vs (1) Ricardas Berankis (LTU,85)
[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,284) vs Qualifier
[R1] (7) Somdev Devvarman (IND,139) vs Yuki BHambri (IND,317)
[R1] (WC) Sanam Singh (IND,417) vs Qualifier

Terrible luck in the singles for Indian players ... Saki is facing top-100 Berankis in the first round ... Buji is facing Yuki and with their current form Yuki is favorite against Buji ... RamK and Sanan will face qualifiers.

In qualifying Prashanth lost in the second qualifying after receiving bye in the first round ... Sidharath score upset win over Japanese Davis cup player Hiroki Kondo in tight two sets ... Divij and Sasi are facing each other in the second round after winning their matches against Marquis and Karunuday respectively.

In second qualifying round Sasi beats Divij in close match ... After winning the first set in tie-break Sasi took crucial break in 9th game of the second and then hold his serve for completing the victory ... Next he is facing 2nd seed Chinese Yan Bai for place in main-draw ... Sidharath also join him in final qualifying with straight sets win over Thai opponent ... He is also facing Chinese challenge for place in main-draw.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Tennis News

At Australian Open 2015, Melbourne

Mixed Doubles
[R1] Jarmila Gajdosova / Mahesh Bhupathi (IND) l Hao-Ching Chan (TPE)/ Jamie Murray (GBR) 64 67(7) 8-10

Junior Singles
[R1] Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND,71) bt Katie Poluta (RSA,143) 64 63
[R1] Ojasvinee Singh (IND,109) l Olivia Hauger (USA,64) 60 46 16
[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND,29) bt (5) Michael Mmoh (USA,7) 62 46 64

[R2] Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND,71) vs (1) Shilin Xu (CHN,2)
[R2] Sumit Nagal (IND,29) vs Yosuke Watanuki (JPN,66)

Junior Doubles
[R1] Tamachan Momkoonthod (THA)/ Ojasvinee Singh (IND) vs Katharina Hobgarski (GER)/ Greet Minnen (BEL)
[R1] Chihiro Muramatsu (JPN)/ Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND) vs (4) Sara Tomic (AUS)/ Shilin Xu (CHN)
[R1] Viktor Durasovic (NOR)/ Sumit Nagal (IND) vs Renta Tokuda (JPN)/ Jumpei Yamasaki (JPN)

After losing in first round in men's doubles Mahesh fail to break trend and lose in thriller of mixed doubles first round ... After winning the first set Mahesh-Jarmila missed match points to lose in extra points of tie-break ... In match tie-break also they tried but failed to overcome challenge of Murray-Chan.

Sumit start with Australian open with huge upset win over talented American kid Michael Mmoh, who was one of title contender ... After winning the first set Sumit first time lost his serve in 10th game of second set when he was serving for staying in the set ... In the decider he take crucial break in 7th game to lead 4-3 ... He missed few match points on Mmoh's serve in 9th game before converting on sixth match point on his serve ... In next round he is facing lowly ranked Japanese opponent Yosuke Watanuki.

Expected straight sets win for Pranjala but in next round she is having really tough match against top-seed and WR #2 Chinese player Shilin Xu ... In the doubles also Pranjala with her Japanese partner are facing Shilin Xu and her partner Sara Tomic, younger sister of Bernard Tomic.

Ojasvinee Singh started well after dominating the first set but she failed to keep same momentum in the second and then lost one-sided final set.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Tennis News

At Australian Open 2015, Melbourne

Doubles
[R2] (2) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE) l Gabriela Dabrowski (CAN)/ Alicja Rosolska (POL) 67(5) 46
[R2] (10) Raven Klassen (RSA)/ Leander Paes (IND) l Simone Bolelli (ITA)/ Fabio Fognini (ITA) 62 46 16
[R2] (7) Daniel Nestor (CAN)/ Rohan Bopanna (IND) l Feliciano Lopez (ESP)/ Max Mirnyi (BLR) 57 36

Mixed Doubles
[R1] (1) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Bruno Soares (BRA) bt Timea Babos (HUN)/ Eric Butorac (USA) 61 46 10-3

Turn to be terrible day for Indian doubles players on the court ... Sania and Su-Wei Hsieh pairing is still struggling to gel and we need to give them more time to settle ... But still their loss against lowly ranked Dabrowski-Rosolska is shocking ... After winning the first set in tie-break Dabrowski-Rosolska kept pressure in the second and won it with a break for huge upset by seeding wise.

One of favorite for Australian open championship Lee-Raven face shocking defeat in hands of Italian pair in the second round.... Bolelli-Fognini were tricky pair but our pair started confidently and won the first set comfortably ... From the second set Italian pair raised their game and other hand our pair failed to show same desire to win ... After losing the second set Italian pair dominated the third to win it convincingly ...

Rohan-Daniel also lose in straight sets against Mirnyi and Lopez ... After losing close first set Rohan-Daniel failed to raise their game in the second.

Only in mixed doubles match Sania win her match with her Brazilian partner Bruno Soares in super tie-break ... After dominating the first set our pair lost the second set but they recovered well in super tie-break for winning it losing only three points.