Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tennis News

At $125K Zhong Hong Jiang Xi International Women's Open, Nanchang, China

[R2] Ankita Raina (IND,285) l Ling Zhang (HKG,265) 26 16

Ankita fails to produce any challenge to Hong Kong girl Ling Zhang in one-sided loss.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tennis News

At $50K Lexington Challenger, USA

[QF] Sanam Singh (IND)/ Jarmere Jenkins (USA) bt Austin Krajicek (USA)/ Rhyne Williams (USA) 64 63

Sanam-Jarmere continue with their good performance and score straight sets victory over Krajicek-Williams in straight sets for entering into the semis.
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At $10K Spain F19 Futures, Denia (clay

[R1] (1) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,356) l Bernabe Zapata Miralles (ESP,1275) 57 16

Doubles
[R1] (2) Jaume Pla Malfeito (ESP)/ Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) l Joao Domingues (POR)/ Jose Anton Salazar Martin (ESP) 46 36

Some how I was worrying for this result ... After longtime RamK lose to such lower ranked opponent but I think this loss is due to tiredness of last two weeks performance ... So after his doubles loss RamK is getting much deserving longish break.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tennis News

At $648K BB&T Atlanta Open, USA

[R1] Divij Sharan (IND)/ Donald Young (USA) l Kevin King (USA)/ Michael Venus (NZL) 16 63 9-11

Divij was needing couple of victories for bringing back his ranking around top-100 ... So this loss is going to hurt him big way as he again ned to play challengers to earn these all points and chances r high that this time he is going to miss US open due to his ranking ... Here after losing the first set easily Divij-Donald fightback to win the second set ... But again in close match tie-break Divij and his partner lose their match.
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At $125K Zhong Hong Jiang Xi International Women's Open, Nanchang, China

[R1] Ankita Raina (IND,285) bt (Q) Junri Namigata (JPN,290) 64 26 62

[R2] Ankita Raina (IND,285) vs Ling Zhang (HKG,265)

Doubles
[R1] Ankita Raina (IND)/ Tamara Curovic (SRB) l Gioia Barbieri (ITA)/ Marina Melnikova (RUS) 46 57

In her first WTA match Ankita start with fighting win against in-form Japanese qualifier Junri Namigata in thre sets ... Next she is facing similar ranked Hong Kong player Ling Zhang, who score upset win against 8th seed Ukrainian.

In the doubles Ankita and her Serbian partner Curovic fail to win their first round match.

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At $50K Lexington Challenger, USA

[R1] (1) Purav Raja (IND)/ Marcelo Demoliner (BRA) l Austin Krajicek (USA)/ Rhyne Williams (USA) 16 63 9-11
[R1] Sanam Singh (IND)/ Jarmere Jenkins (USA) bt Andrea Collarini (ARG)/ Emilio Gomez (ECU) 64 63

[QF] Sanam Singh (IND)/ Jarmere Jenkins (USA) vs Austin Krajicek (USA)/ Rhyne Williams (USA)

Sanam start with straight sets win in the doubles with his American partner Jenkins.

But Purav-Marcelo fail to give just to their top-seeding and lose in tight match tie-break against American pair.

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At $25K ITF Women's Tournament, Phuket, Thailand

[R1] Prarthana Thombare (IND,348) l Peangtarn Plipuech (THA,440) 16 06

Doubles
[R1] Prarthana Thombare (IND)/ Sabina Sharipova (UZB) l (1) Nicha Lertpitaksinchai (THA)/ Peangtarn Plipuech (THA) 36 46

Prarthana Thombare seriously need to work more on her game as she is getting hammered by below ranked player outside India.
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At $10K Spain F19 Futures, Denia (clay

[R1] (1) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,356) vs Bernabe Zapata Miralles (ESP,1275)

Doubles
[R1] (2) Jaume Pla Malfeito (ESP)/ Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) vs Joao Domingues (POR)/ Jose Anton Salazar Martin (ESP)

Here RamK is top-seed in the singles but hopefully he will remain fit in this week after long last two weeks in that he was in four finals and won 2 titles.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tennis News

At $648K BB&T Atlanta Open, USA

Doubles
[R1] Divij Sharan (IND)/ Donald Young (USA) vs Kevin King (USA)/ Michael Venus (NZL)

Divij need couple of wins for re-entering in top-100 doubles ranking.
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At $125K Zhong Hong Jiang Xi International Women's Open, Nanchang, China

[R1] Ankita Raina (IND,285) vs (Q) Junri Namigata (JPN,292)

Doubles
[R1] Ankita Raina (IND)/ Tamara Curovic (SRB) vs Gioia Barbieri (ITA)/ Marina Melnikova (RUS)

Ankita is getting chance of playing in lowest level of WTA tournament ... In the first round she is facing similar ranked Japanese opponent ... In the doubles she is having Croatian partner and they r also facing unseeded pair.
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At $25K ITF Women's Tournament, Phuket, Thailand

[R1] Prarthana Thombare (IND,348) vs Peangtarn Plipuech (THA,440)

Doubles
[R1] Prarthana Thombare (IND)/ Sabina Sharipova (UZB) vs (1) Nicha Lertpitaksinchai (THA)/ Peangtarn Plipuech (THA)

Hopefully Prarthana score some wins this week.
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At $10K Spain F18 Futures, Gandia

Singles Final
(2) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,356) l (1) Arthur De Greef (BEL,318) 46 64 36

I was hoping for back to back titles for RamK but still creditable performance by him ... In the final RamK lose his match against top-seed Arthur De Greef in three sets ... Last two weeks Ramk gives encouraging performance on clay winning a title and runner-up.
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At $50K Lexington Challenger, USA

[Q1] (5) Sanam Singh (IND,373) l Richard Gabb (GBR,484) 63 57 46

Another loss for Sanam against lower ranked British player Gabb after winning the first set.

Tennis News

At $727K Claro Open Colombia, Bogota

[SF] Divij Sharan (IND)/ Adil Shamasdin (CAN) l (3) Sam Groth (AUS)/ Chris Guccione (AUS) 67(6) 64 17-19

This match was tricky but important for Divij as he was defending load of points as defending champion ... After losing the first set on tie-break Divij-Adil won the second set with a single break advantage ... After that Divij-Adil and Aussie pair played one of the longest match tie-break ... It was continued for 36 points both pairs had match points but Aussie pair managed to convert one for exciting win.
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At $10K Spain F18 Futures, Gandia

[SF] (2) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,356) bt (7) Ricardo Ojeda Lara (ESP) (ESP,476) 76(6) 75

[F] (2) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,356) vs (1) Arthur De Greef (BEL,318)

Doubles Final
(1) Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX)/ Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) l Juan-Samuel Arauzo-Martinez (ESP)/ Martin Beran (CAN) 62 67(3) 9-11

RamK continues with his terrific form and enter into another singles final ... Though Ricardo Ojeda Lara stretch him in the semis but RamK completed victory in two tight sets ... In the final he is facing top-seed Belgian Arthur De Greef for second singles title in two weeks.

In the doubles final top-seed RamK and Miguel-Angel started controlling it and managed to win the first set comfortably ... But unseeded Arauzo-Martinez and Beran fought back and won the second set in tie-break ... In closely fought match tie-break top-seed RamK and Miguel-Angel lost in extra points.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Golf News

At £5.4M the 143rd Open Championship, Royal Liverpool, Great Britain

T110 Anirban Lahiri 75 75 +6

Anirban Lahiri was qualify in prestigious the Open but his first participation prove too small ... In first 2 rounds he managed 75 round and this +6 score put him way out of the cut but still very valuable experience for young Anirban Lahiri.

Tennis News

At $727K Claro Open Colombia, Bogota

[QF] Divij Sharan (IND)/ Adil Shamasdin (CAN) bt Purav Raja (IND)/ Marcelo Demoliner (BRA) 62 64

[SF] Divij Sharan (IND)/ Adil Shamasdin (CAN) vs (3) Sam Groth (AUS)/ Chris Guccione (AUS)

In end Divij-Adil score comfortable win over Purav-Marcelo in straight sets ... Next they r facing tough 3rd seed Aussie pair for place in the final.
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At $10K Spain F18 Futures, Gandia

[QF] (2) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,356) bt Sergio Martos Gornes (ESP,1019) 64 76(6)

[SF] (2) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,356) vs (7) Ricardo Ojeda Lara (ESP) (ESP,476)

Doubles
[SF] (1) Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX)/ Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) bt Sergio Martos Gornes (ESP)/ Oscar Mesquida Berg (ESP) 64 63

[F] (1) Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX)/ Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) vs Juan-Samuel Arauzo-Martinez (ESP)/ Martin Beran (CAN)

RamK is in the singles semi-final and another doubles final ... RamK needed tie-break to win the second set against Martos Gornes ... In the semis he is facing Ricardo Ojeda Lara.

In the doubles RamK-Miguel-Angel complete their win in straight sets ... In the final they r facing unseeded Spanish-Canadian pair.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tennis News

At $727K Claro Open Colombia, Bogota

[R1] Purav Raja (IND)/ Marcelo Demoliner (BRA) bt Alejandro Gonzalez (COL)/ Juan-Carlos Spir (COL) 64 75

[QF] Divij Sharan (IND)/ Adil Shamasdin (CAN) vs Purav Raja (IND)/ Marcelo Demoliner (BRA)

Purav-Marcelo start with a tight straight sets win over local pair ... Next Purav is facing his former partner and co-title holder Divij and his partner ... So one of them will going to face big drop of points in next week's rankings.
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At $10K Spain F18 Futures, Gandia

[R2] (2) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,356) bt (WC) Carlos Taberner (ESP,2162) 62 61

[QF] (2) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,356) vs Sergio Martos Gornes (ESP,1019)

Doubles
[QF] (1) Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX)/ Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) bt Pedro Cachin (ARG)/ Vasco Mensurado (POR) 62 62

[SF] (1) Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX)/ Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) vs Sergio Martos Gornes (ESP)/ Oscar Mesquida Berg (ESP)

RamK is taking full advantage of his ongoing form and score another comfortable win over lowly ranked Spanish player ... Next he is facing another Spanish player, Sergio Martos Gornes.

In the doubles also RamK is in the semis with his partner Miguel-Angel scoring comfortable win ... In the semis they r facing Spanish pair Martos Gornes-Mesquida Berg.

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At $10K Hong Kong F2 Futures, Hong Kong, China

[QF] Sidharth Rawat (IND,1264) l (2) Dayne Kelly (AUS,614) 06 26

Kelly prove too strong for Sidharth.

Tennis News

At $727K Claro Open Colombia, Bogota

[R1] Divij Sharan (IND)/ Adil Shamasdin (CAN) bt (2) Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)/ Scott Lipsky (USA) 62 75

Divij-Adil score huge upset win over 2nd seed Gonzalez-Lipsky in straight sets ... After winning the first set easily Adil-Divij were up early break but Gonzalez-Lipsky broke back to make it 4-all ... Adil-Divij take crucial break in 11th game and then hold their serve for exciting win ... Divij need this win as he is defending champion so he is defending hell of points.
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At $125K+H Kaohsiung Challenger, Taiwan

[R1] (4) Ryan Agar (AUS)/ Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) l Toshihide Matsui (JPN)/ Yuichi Sugita (JPN) 36 26

Jeevan-Ryan fail to perform as per their seeding and lose comfortably against Japanese pair.
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At $10K Spain F18 Futures, Gandia

[R1] (2) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,356) bt Samuel Ribeiro Navarrete (ESP,987) 61 3-0 retd.

[R2] (2) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,356) vs (WC) Carlos Taberner (ESP,2162)

Doubles
[QF] (1) Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX)/ Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) vs Pedro Cachin (ARG)/ Vasco Mensurado (POR)

RamK smoothly enter into the second round as his Spanish opponent retired in the second round ... Next he is facing Spanish wild-card player Taberner.
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At $10K Hong Kong F2 Futures, Hong Kong, China

[R2] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,1158) l (2) Dayne Kelly (AUS,614) 16 16
[R2] Sidharth Rawat (IND,1264) bt (8) Masato Shinga (JPN,778) 62 61

[QF] Sidharth Rawat (IND,1264) vs (2) Dayne Kelly (AUS,614)

Sidharth score dominating win over 8th seed Shinga losing three games but next he is facing 2nd seed Aussie Dayne Kelly, who toyed with Sasi for one-sided win.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tennis News

At At $727K Claro Open Colombia, Bogota

[R1] Divij Sharan (IND)/ Ad.il Shamasdin (CAN) vs (2) Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)/ Scott Lipsky (USA)

Tough opener for Divij-Adil against 2nd seed Gonzalez-Lipsky
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At $125K+H Kaohsiung Challenger, Taiwan

[R1] Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND,313) l (8) Denys Molchanov (UKR,213) 46 76(6) 67(3)

Doubles
[R1] (4) Ryan Agar (AUS)/ Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) vs Toshihide Matsui (JPN)/ Yuichi Sugita (JPN)

Jeevan produce another encouraging performance against Ukrainian Denys Molchanov , who is 100 places above him, but he need to convert these performances in a win ... After losing the first set Jeevan saved match points before winning the second set in extra points tie-break ... The third set also went to tie-break but this time Jeevan failed to reproduce his second set tie-break performance.
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At $25K ITF Women's Tournament, Phuket, Thailand

[R1] Prarthana Thombare (IND,352) l (Q) Pei-Chi Lee (TPE,443) 36 46

Doubles
[R1] Prarthana Thombare (IND)/ Su Jeong Jang (KOR) l Na-Lae Han (KOR)/ Mi Yoo (KOR) 16 57

Another disappointing loss for Prarthana in the singles against qualifier, so missed opportunity.
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At $10K Spain F18 Futures, Gandia

[R1] (2) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,356) vs Samuel Ribeiro Navarrete (ESP,987)

Doubles
[R1] (1) Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX)/ Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) bt (WC) Faustino Arrogante-De Lanuza (ESP)/ Diego-Jose Manrique-Velazquez (ESP) 61 61

Interesting to see RamK's performance in the singles after his last week's double crown.

In the doubles he is top-seed with his Mexican partner and they started with a bang beating local wild-card pair losing only two games.

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At $10K Germany F8 Futures, Trier

[Q1] (5) Kunal Anand (IND) bt Marvin Werr (GER) 60 16 63
[Q1] (6) Neeraj Elangovan (IND) bt Pavle Daljev (SRB) 76(4) 75

[Q2] (5) Kunal Anand (IND) bt Jacques Negro (GER) 62 75
[Q2] (6) Neeraj Elangovan (IND) bt Tom Roidl (GER) 61 61

[Q3] (5) Kunal Anand (IND) l Lucas Gerch (GER) 26 36
[Q3] (6) Neeraj Elangovan (IND) bt Mike Vermeer(LEX) 61 62

[R1] (LL) Kunal Anand (IND,1674) l (7) Ivan Endara (ECU,586) 64 36 46
[R1] (Q) Neeraj Elangovan (IND,1681) l Sami Reinwein (GER,1281) 36 26

Kunal and Neeraj fail to cross first round hurdle and lose their respective matches.
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At $10K Hong Kong F2 Futures, Hong Kong, China

[R1] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,1158) bt Singekrawee Wattanakul (THA,1106) 46 62 61
[R1] Sidharth Rawat (IND,1264) bt (WC) Siu-Fai Kelvin Lam (HKG,UNR) 57 63 63
[R1] Jatin Dahiya (IND,1732) l Hyun-Woo Nam (KOR,1270) 36 26

[R2] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,1158) vs (2) Dayne Kelly (AUS,614)
[R2] Sidharth Rawat (IND,1264) vs (8) Masato Shinga (JPN,778)

Sasi and Sidharth win their respective matches after losing the first set but in the second round both r facing seeded players.