Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Tennis News

At $720K BB&T Atlanta Open 2017, USA

[R1] Hyeon Chung (KOR)/ Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) vs (WC) Eric Sock (USA)/ Jack Sock (USA)



At €540K Swiss Open 2017, Gstaad, Switzerland

[R1] Leander Paes (IND)/ Antonio Sancic (CRO) vs Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)/ Andre Sa (BRA)



At $226,750 Ericsson Open 2017, Bastad, Sweden

[QF] Jessica Moore (AUS)/ Prarthana Thombare (IND) l (2) Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO)/ Alicja Rosolska (POL) 36 26

Prarthana-Jessica failed to challenge 2nd seed Kalashnikova and Kalashnikova.

At $100K Granby Challenger 2017, Canada

[R1] Yuki Bhambri (IND,201) bt Roberto Quiroz (ECU,238) 67(4) 63 61

After struggling in the first set Yuki dominated the match as he won last two sets comfortably ... In the first set, Yuki took early break for leading 2-0 but while serving for the set at 5-4 he missed a set point on his serve and lost his serve ... He lost the tie-break and was a break down in the second set at 0-2 ... After that he won 12 games of next 14 games for winning the match.

At $25K ITF Womens Tournament 2017, Hua Hin, Thailand

[R1] (6) Karman Kaur THANDI (IND,349) bt Karin KENNEL (SUI,562) 61 46 63

[QF] (6) Karman Kaur THANDI (IND,349) vs Naiktha BAINS (AUS,454)

Karman is in the quarters with three sets win over Swiss girl ... Next, she is facing Indian origin Aussie girl Naiktha Bains.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tennis News

At $226,750 Ericsson Open 2017, Bastad, Sweden

[R1] Jessica Moore (AUS)/ Prarthana Thombare (IND) bt Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)/ Anna Zaja (GER) 64 62

Prarthana and Jessica started with a comfortable win against Zaja and Soler-Espinosa ... good to see she is winning matches regularly on WTA tour lower level tournament.

At $75K Binghamton Challenger 2017, New York, USA

[R1] (3) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,178) vs Cameron Norrie (GBR,275) 67(3) 26

Surprised by RamK's straight sets loss against Norrie ... In the first set, at 4-5 down RamK saved 3 set points ... In next game, he broke Norrie but failed to convert a couple of set points on his serve ... After losing the tie-break RamK was flat and lose the second set convincingly.

At $25K ITF Womens Tournament 2017, Hua Hin, Thailand

[R1] (Q) Pranjala YADLAPALLI (IND,755) l (5) Kamila KERIMBAYEVA (KAZ,364) 26 67(7)
[R1] (Q) Natasha PALHA (IND,759) l Karin KENNEL (SUI,562) 46 16
[R1] (6) Karman Kaur THANDI (IND,400) bt (WC) Chompoothip JUNDAKATE (THA,1157) 60 61

[R2] (6) Karman Kaur THANDI (IND,400) vs Karin KENNEL (SUI,562)

Dominating winning start by Karman ... Next, she is facing Swiss girl Karin Kennel, who defeated Natasha ... Fighting performance by Pranjala against top-375 ranked player in her loss.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Tennis News

At $720K BB&T Atlanta Open 2017, USA

[R1] (4) Divij Sharan (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) bt Treat Huey (PHI)/ Robert Lindstedt (SWE) 76(2) 67(2) 10-4

[QF] (4) Divij Sharan (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) vs Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)/ Scott Lipsky (USA)

The hard fought win in the match tie-break for Divij and Purav ... After two tie-breaks, our pair won the match tie-break comfortably ... Next, they r fqacing Lipsky-Gonzalez.

At $75K Binghamton Challenger 2017, New York, USA

[R1] Dekel Bar (ISR)/ Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) vs Denis Kudla (USA)/ Daniel Nguyen (USA) 67(5) 67(9)

RamK with his Israeli partner Bar lost in very closely fought two tie-breaks against American pair in the first round.

At $25K+H Italy F23 Futures 2017, Pontedara

[R1] (2) Sumit Nagal (IND,305) bt Antonio Massara (ITA,651) 64 75

Sumit started with a straights sets win over his Italian opponent ... As per report, he was 1-5 down in the second before winning next six games.

At $25K ITF Womens Tournament 2017, Hua Hin, Thailand

[R1] Dhruthi TATACHAR VENUGOPAL (IND,552) l (8) Kyoka OKAMURA (JPN,424) 46 26

Dhruthi lost in straight sets against her Japanese opponent.

Badminton News

At $120K Yonex US Open 2017, Anaheim (Grand Prix Gold)

Men's Singles Final
(2) Prannoy H.S. (IND,23) bt Parupalli Kashyap (IND,59) 21-15 20-22 21-12

Prannoy lifted his third GPG title beating compatriot Kashyap in three games ... In the first game, Kashyap was leading 11-9 till break but after wards, Prannoy took control for winning it easily ... In the second game also Kashyap was leading early and this time he kept nerves for winning it, though Prannoy caught with him later in the game ... In the final game, Prannoy was in the control for the start to win it comfortably.

Golf News

At $1.6M Marathon Classic 2017, Toledo, USA (LPGA Tour)

T8 Aditi Ashok (IND) 65 68 68 71 -12 $33,745.00

Aditi managed only PAR in the final round, so she found herself outside top-5 ... But still this was her first top-10 finish on LPGA tour and till now highest prize money.

At $3.5M Barbasol Championship 2017, Opelika, USA (PGA Tour)

T35 Arjun Atwal (IND) 69 70 64 70 -11 $17,300.00

In the final round, Arjun managed one under, so he slides down to T35 in the standing..

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Tennis News

At $720K BB&T Atlanta Open 2017, USA

[Q1] (ALT) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND,1206) l (3) Tim Smyczek (USA,194) 67(3) 36

Doubles
[R1] Hyeon Chung (KOR)/ Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) vs (WC) Eric Sock (USA)/ Jack Sock (USA)
[R1] (4) Divij Sharan (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) vs Treat Huey (PHI)/ Robert Lindstedt (SWE)

Jeevan gave decent performance in the singles qualifying ... In the doubles, Jeevan is partnering Korean Hyeon Chung and they r facing Sock brothers ... Divij-Purav r 4th seed but facing experienced doubles players Huey and Lindstedt.

At €540K Swiss Open 2017, Gstaad, Switzerland

[R1] Leander Paes (IND)/ Antonio Sancic (CRO) vs Thomaz Bellucci (BRA)/ Andre Sa (BRA)

Surprise to see Lee traveled to Europe for Swiss open, instead of playing Atlanta open ... This week, he is partnering Croatian Antonio Sancic and they r having tough match against Brazilan pair.

At $226,750 Ericsson Open 2017, Bastad, Sweden

[R1] Jessica Moore (AUS)/ Prarthana Thombare (IND) vs Sílvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)/ Anna Zaja (GER)

This week, Prarthan is playing at Bastad with Moore.

At $100K Granby Challenger 2017, Canada

[R1] Yuki Bhambri (IND,212) vs Roberto Quiroz (ECU,238)

Yuki is facing an Ecquadorian player in the first round and next can meet Denis Shapovalov if both players win their first round matches.

At $75K Binghamton Challenger 2017, New York, USA

[R1] (3) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,168) vs Cameron Norrie (GBR,277)

RamK is 3rd seed and facing British youngster in the first round.

At $80K ITF Womens Tournament 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

[R1] (8) Ankita Raina (IND,277) l Amanda CARRERAS (GBR,342) 36 46

Ankita played qualifying in Czech ITf, but lost in the first round against British player.

At $25K ITF Womens Tournament 2017, Hua Hin, Thailand

[R1] (Q) Pranjala YADLAPALLI (IND,755) vs (5) Kamila KERIMBAYEVA (KAZ,364)
[R1] (Q) Natasha PALHA (IND,759) vs Karin KENNEL (SUI,562)
[R1] (6) Karman Kaur THANDI (IND,400) vs (WC) Chompoothip JUNDAKATE (THA,1157)
[R1] Dhruthi TATACHAR VENUGOPAL (IND,552) vs (8) Kyoka OKAMURA (JPN,424)

Pranjala and Natasha qualified for main-draw but Pranjala is facing top-375 Kazakh player in the first round.

Badminton News

At $120K Yonex US Open 2017, Anaheim (Grand Prix Gold)

[R1] (2) Prannoy H.S. (IND,23) Luka Wraber (AUT,108) 21-12 21-16
[R1] Parupalli Kashyap (IND,59) bt (1) Hyun Il Lee (KOR,15) 21-16 10-21 21-19

[R2] (2) Prannoy H.S. (IND,23) bt Joshua MaGee (IRL,188) 21-13 21-17
[R2] Parupalli Kashyap (IND,59) bt Gergely Krausz (HUN,130) 21-18 17-6 retd.
[R1] Manu Attri (IND)/ Sumeeth B. Reddy (IND) bt Nyl Yakura (CAN)/ Brittney Tam (CAN) 21-13 21-15

[R3] (2) Prannoy H.S. (IND,23) bt (12) Mark Caljouw (NED,52) 21-8 14-21 21-16
[R3] Parupalli Kashyap (IND,59) bt (16) Niluka Karunaratne (SRI,83) 21-19 21-10
[R2] Manu Attri (IND)/ Sumeeth B. Reddy (IND) bt Hendra Tandjaya (INA)/ Androw Yunanto (INA) 21-16 21-9

[QF] (2) Prannoy H.S. (IND,23) bt (8) Kanta Tsuneyama (JPN,37) 10-21 21-15 21-18
[QF] Parupalli Kashyap (IND,59) bt (5) Sameer Verma (IND,32) 21-13 21-16
[QF] Manu Attri (IND)/ Sumeeth B. Reddy (IND) bt (7) Hiroki Okamura (JPN)/ Masayuki Onodera (JPN) 21-18 22-20

[SF] (2) Prannoy H.S. (IND,23) bt (15) Tien Minh Nguyen (VIE,66) 21-14 21-19
[SF] Parupalli Kashyap (IND,59) bt Kwang Hee Heo (KOR,111) 15-21 21-15 21-16
[SF] Manu Attri (IND)/ Sumeeth B. Reddy (IND) l (1) Ching Yao Lu (TPE)/ Po Han Yang (TPE) 12-21 21-12 20-22

[F] (2) Prannoy H.S. (IND,23) vs Parupalli Kashyap (IND,59)

After poor outing in Canadian open by our second string players much was expected in US open ... This time they didn't disappointed ... Kashyap and Prannoy r in the final ... In the first round, Kashyap scored upset win over top-15 Korean Hyun Il Lee in three games ... In the quarters, he defeated countryman Sameer Verma in straight games ... In the doubles, Manu and Sumeeth lost in the semis against top-seed Taipei pair ... In the final game, they had chances as they were leading most of the part and had a match point at 20-19.

The first time India has secured four qualifiers in men's singles and women's singles competitions for next month's prestigious World Championship ... In women's singles players r Rituparna Das, Tanvi Lad, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal ... In men's singles players r Sameer Verma, Ajay Jayaram, Kidambi Srikanth and Sai Praneeth ... The BWF World Championships will be held in Emirates Arena, Glasgow, from August 21 to 27.

Hockey News

At Women's Hockey World League Semi-Finals 2017, Johannesbur,g, South Africa

For 7th Position
India l Ireland 1-2 (1-0)
Goal Scorers - Gurjit Kaur (IND) 15' PC and Kathryn Mullan (IRL) 47' PC, Lizzie Colvin (IRL) 48' PC

The Indian women's hockey team finish eighth in Women's HWL Semi-Final ... Despite maintaining an upper hand throughout the match, India let the opponents score two goals in the final quarter.

Golf News

At $1.6M Marathon Classic 2017, Toledo, USA (LPGA Tour)

T3 Aditi Ashok (IND) 65 68 68 -12

Aditi scored another three under round which helped her to ove inside top-5 standing ... In her third round, she had 4 birdies and a bogey ... Currently she is 3 strokes behind the leader.

At $3.5M Barbasol Championship 2017, Opelika, USA (PGA Tour)

T20 Arjun Atwal (IND) 69 70 64 -7

Arjun scored superb six under to move inside top-20 in the standing ... Before this round he was lying below so in the standing.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Tennis News

At $125K+H Astana Challenger 2017, Kazakhstan


Doubles Final
(1) Toshihide Matsui (JPN)/ Vishnu Vardhan (IND) bt Evgeny Karlovskiy (RUS)/ Evgeny Tyurnev (RUS) 76(3) 67(5) 10-7

Vishnu lifted his third challenger title and 2nd of the year in very clost match ... He and his Japanese partner Toshihide Matsui needed to dig deep for completing this win in the match tie-break against Russian pair ... This is a huge title as this will help Vishnu to be near of top-150 doubles ranking.

At $15K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2017, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

[SF] Rutuja Bhosale (IND,793) l (WC) Mayar Sherif (EGY,UNR) 57 67(5)

Doubles
[R1] Rutuja Bhosale (IND)/ Mayar Sherif (EGY) bt Nadia Echeverria Alam (VEN)/ Clemence Fayol (FRA) 63 61
[QF] Rutuja Bhosale (IND)/ Mayar Sherif (EGY) bt Emily Fanning (NZL)/ Eva Siska (USA) 75 63
[SF] Rutuja Bhosale (IND)/ Mayar Sherif (EGY) bt Federica Prati (ITA)/ Elina Vikhryanova (RUS) 61 76(4)


Women's Doubles Final
Rutuja Bhosale (IND)/ Mayar Sherif (EGY) bt Pei Hsuan Chen (TPE)/ Fang-Hsien Wu (TPE) 36 63 10-5

Rutuja lost in two closely fought sets against her doubles partner Mayar Sherif ... But Rutuja lifted the doubles title pairing Mayar, they defeated Taiwani pair in comeback win after losing the first set ... So back to back the doubles title for Rutuja.

Golf News

At $1.6M 146th Marathon Classic 2017, Toledo, USA (LPGA Tour)

6 Aditi Ashok (IND) 65 68 -9

Aditi is remained in top-10 after first 2 rounds with 3 under second round.

At $10M 146th The Open Championship 2017, Southport, England

----------------Cut @ +5 ----------------
T78 Shiv Kapur (IND) 73 73 +6
T78 Anirban Lahiri (IND) 73 73 +6

Again both managed 3 over so they missed cut by 1 stroke.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Tennis News

At $600K Hall of Fame Open 2017, Newport, USA

[SF] (3) Sam Groth (AUS)/ Leander Paes (IND) l (1) Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK)/ Rajeev Ram (USA) 64 67(6) 9-11

Lee and Sam missed multiple match points in the second set and in the match tie-break they saved 2 match points from 7-9 down but failed to save third ... So another close match and again missed opportunities of closing match in two sets.

At $75K Gatineau Challenger 2017, Canada

[QF] Yuki Bhambri (IND,212) l Alexander Sarkissian (USA,255) 36 64 46

This was surprising loss of Yuki against Sarkissian in three sets ... Before this match he scored really good win against more fancied opponents ... In this match, he played defensively and gave chance to Sarkissian for dominating the points.

At $125K+H Astana Challenger 2017, Kazakhstan

[SF] (1) Toshihide Matsui (JPN)/ Vishnu Vardhan (IND) bt Sadio Doumbia (FRA)/ Michal Konecny (CZE) 76(5) 76(1)

[F] (1) Toshihide Matsui (JPN)/ Vishnu Vardhan (IND) vs Evgeny Karlovskiy (RUS)/ Evgeny Tyurnev (RUS)

Vishnu and Toshihide in the final after scoring win with two tie-breaks ... In the final, they r facing Russian pair.

At $60K ITF Womens Tournament 2017, Bursa, Turkey

[SF] (5) Ankita Raina (IND,274) l (1) Ipek Soylu (TUR,180) 46 64 26

Ankita lost in three sets against top-200 turkish player Ipek Soylu ... After winning the second set Ankita failed to keep momentum in the third.

At $15K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2017, Hua Hin, Thailand

[SF] (8) Dhruthi TATACHAR VENUGOPAL (IND,578) l (Q) Hua-Chen LEE (TPE,UNR) 36 46

Dhruthi failed to continue with her run and lost in the straight sets against Hua-Chen Lee.

At $15K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2017, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

[QF] Rutuja Bhosale (IND,793) bt (Q) Eva Siska (USA,1103) 64 62

[SF] Rutuja Bhosale (IND,793) vs (WC) Mayar Sherif (EGY,UNR)

Rutuja is in the semis with comfortable straight sets win over American qualifier Eva Siska ... Next, she is facing local wild card player, Mayar Sherif.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Golf News

At $10M 146th The Open Championship 2017, Southport, England

T90 Shiv Kapur (IND) 73 +3
T90 Anirban Lahiri (IND) 73 +3

Our both players struggled on Royal Birkdale course ... Anirban managed 1 egale, 2 birdies but 7 bogeys ... Shiv scored 3 birdies, 3 bogeys and 1 triple bogeys ... they need 3 under in the second round for making the cut.

Hockey News

At Women's Hockey World League Semi-Finals 2017, Johannesbur,g, South Africa

5-8th Position
India l Japan 0-2 (0-2)
Goal Scorers - Kana Nomura (JPN) 7' PC, Naho Ichitani (JPN) 29' PC

Japan dominated the match as they had 10 penalty corners and they converted 2 of them for important win as winner was guranteed place in 2018 World Cup ... Indian team has a tough task as they will need to win Asia Cup for qualification.

Tennis News

At $600K Hall of Fame Open 2017, Newport, USA

[QF] (3) Sam Groth (AUS)/ Leander Paes (IND) bt Wesley Koolhof (NED)/ Artem Sitak (NZL)
[QF] (4) Divij Sharan (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) l Matt Reid (AUS)/ John-Patrick Smith (AUS) 67(5) 67(4)

[SF] (3) Sam Groth (AUS)/ Leander Paes (IND) vs (1) Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK)/ Rajeev Ram (USA)

Lee-Sam stromed into the semis with comfortable win over Koolhof-Sitak ... In the semis, they r facing top-seed Ram and Qureshi ... Divij-Purav lost in two tie-breaks against Aussie pair, tough luck.

At $125K+H Astana Challenger 2017, Kazakhstan

[R2] (Q) Saketh Myneni (IND,432) l (4) Duckhee Lee (KOR,153) 06 46

Doubles
[QF] (1) Toshihide Matsui (JPN)/ Vishnu Vardhan (IND) bt Nikola Milojevic (SRB)/ Aldin Setkic (BIH) 67(3) 64 10-8

[SF] (1) Toshihide Matsui (JPN)/ Vishnu Vardhan (IND) vs Sadio Doumbia (FRA)/ Michal Konecny (CZE)

After receiving bagel in the first set, Saki managed a decent score in the second against Duckhee ... This was his first real test against challenger level player after the long injury layoff so we can say, three wins r a good start.

Hard fought comeback win in the match tie-break for Vishnu-Matsui ... Next, they r facing unseeded pairing of Doumbia and Konecny.


At $60K ITF Womens Tournament 2017, Bursa, Turkey

[QF] (5) Ankita Raina (IND,274)< bt (3) Dejana Radanovic (SRB,260) 16 75 61

[SF] (5) Ankita Raina (IND,274) vs (1) Ipek Soylu (TUR,180)

Ankita scored an excellent comeback win over higher ranked Radanovic ... After losing the first set easily Ankita regrouped and won the second set taking a crucial break in 11th game ... After that Ankita dominated the last set for winning it comfortably ... Next, she is facing top-200 Turkish player Ipek Soylu.

At $25K Turkey F26 Future 2017, Istanbul (Clay)

[R2] (1) Sumit Nagal (IND,306) l Miki Jankovic (SRB,842) 46 26

Surprising loss of Sumit against Jankovic.

At $15K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2017, Hua Hin, Thailand

[R1] (8) Dhruthi TATACHAR VENUGOPAL(IND,578) bt Andrea KA (CAM,580) 60 62
[R2] (8) Dhruthi TATACHAR VENUGOPAL(IND,578) bt Sung-Hee HAN (KOR,732) 64 62
[QF] (8) Dhruthi TATACHAR VENUGOPAL(IND,578) bt (1) Fatma AL NABHANI (OMA,466) 64 61

[SF] (8) Dhruthi TATACHAR VENUGOPAL(IND,578) vs (Q) Hua-Chen LEE (TPE,UNR)

Dhruthi scored some good wins in Thai ITF ... In the quarters, she scored straight sets win over top-seed and very experienced Al Nabhani.

At $15K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2017, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

[R2] Rutuja Bhosale (IND,793) bt Ramu Ueda (JPN,914) 62 64
[R2] (Q) Snehal Mane (IND,UNR) l (3) Jacqueline Cabaj Awad (SWE,530) 26 16

[QF] Rutuja Bhosale (IND,793) vs (Q) Eva Siska (USA,1103)

Rutuja in the quarters with straight sets win over her Japanese opponent ... Next, she is facing American qualifier Eva Siska, who scored upset win over top-seed British player ... Awad proved too better player for Snehal.

Tennis News

At $720K BB&T Atlanta Open 2017 , USA [R1] Hyeon Chung (KOR)/ Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) vs (WC) Eric Sock (USA)/ Jack Sock (USA) ...