Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Badminton News

At $200K Asia Championships 2014, Gimcheon, Korea

[R1] Srikanth K. (IND,16) l Dan Lin (CHN,104) 7-21 14-21
[R1] R M V Gurusaidutt (IND,40) bt Khosit Phetpradab (THA,111) 22-20 23-21
[R1] Parupalli Kashyap (IND,19) bt Soon Huat Goh (MAS,147) 21-14 21-17
[R1] P V Sindhu (IND,10) bt Ngan Yi Cheung (HKG,147) 21-15 15-21 21-18

[R1] Manu Attri (IND)/ B Sumeeth Reddy (IND) l Juan Shen Low (MAS)/ Nelson Wei Keat Heg (MAS) 21-16 13-21 20-22
[R1] Akshay Dewalkar (IND)/ Pranaav Jerry Chopra (IND) l Wen Zhang (CHN)/ Yilv Wang (CHN) 18-21 19-21
[R1] Ashwini Ponnappa (IND)/ Jwala Gutta (IND) bt Mingtian Fu (SIN)/ Yu Yan Vanessa Neo (SIN) 21-18 21-15

[R2] R M V Gurusaidutt (IND,40) vs Tzu Wei Wang (TPE,59)
[R2] Parupalli Kashyap (IND,19) vs Hsu Jen Hao (TPE,27)
[R2] P V Sindhu (IND,10) vs Eriko Hirose (JPN,16)
[R2] Ashwini Ponnappa (IND)/ Jwala Gutta (IND) vs (3) Duanganong Aroonkesorn (THA)/ Kunchala Voravichitchaikul (THA)
Surprisingly these matches prove tough for our players against these 100 above ranked players ... Kashyap wins comfortably but Guru stretch to extra points in both games ... Sindhu also lose the second game before winning the decider ... Srikanth was unlucky as he faced truly legend Dan Lin in the first round ... Dan Lin wins this match comfortably.

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At Asia/Oceania Final Qualifying WJT Boys 2014, Delhi, India

Group C
(3) India bt (5) Japan 2-1
ADIL KALYANPUR bt KAI KAWANO 76(3) 64
SIDDHANT BANTHIA bt NAOKI TAJIMA 62 76(2)
ADIL KALYANPUR/ VIKASH SINGH l KAZUMA AOKI/ KAI KAWANO 26 30 retd.

(3) India bt Singapore 3-0
VIKASH SINGH bt GABRIEL CHUM 61 60
SIDDHANT BANTHIA bt SHAWN NG 60 60
ADIL KALYANPUR/ VIKASH SINGH bt GABRIEL CHUM/ Jing Xu MAX YEO 60 61

(3) India bt Hong Kong 3-0
ADIL KALYANPUR bt CHING HO YUE 26 61 62
SIDDHANT BANTHIA bt ZHENG QI JONATHAN ZHANG 64 63
ADIL KALYANPUR/ VIKASH SINGH bt KA WAI ARTHUR L CHAU/ ZHENG QI JONATHAN ZHANG 64 64

Indians boys r in the quarter final with three straight wins and in the quarters they r facing 7th seed New Zealand.
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At €2.1M Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, Spain (Red clay)

Doubles
[R1] (LL) Somdev Devvarman (IND)/ Ante Pavic (CRO) bt (WC) Roberto Bautista-Agut (ESP)/ Albert Montanes (ESP) 64 64

[QF] (LL) Somdev Devvarman (IND)/ Ante Pavic (CRO) vs (LL) Jesse Huta Galung (NED)/ Stephane Robert (FRA)

Lucky break for Buji and his Croatian partner Pavic ... Due to couple of withdrawals they entered into main-draw as 2nd lucky loser ... In the first round they faced Spanish wild-card pair and won this match in straight sets ... In the quarter final they r facing another lucky loser pair, who defeated 4th seed Spanish pair in the first round.
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At $50K+H Shenzhen Challenger, China

[R1] Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Hsien-Yin Peng (TPE) bt (2) Sanchai Ratiwatana (THA)/ Sonchat Ratiwatana (THA) 67(5) 76(6) 12-10

[QF] Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Hsien-Yin Peng (TPE) vs Dominik Meffert (GER)/ Tim Puetz (GER)

Terrific upset win by Saki and his partner Peng against seasoned pairing of 2nd seed Ratiwatanas ... This match was very close and Saketh-Peng needed to save couple of match points after losing the first set ... Such win shows Saki's doubles mastery and his improved confidence after Davis cup doubles wins.
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At €42.5K Vercelli Challenger, Italy

[R1] (1) Mateusz Kowalczyk (POL)/ Purav Raja (IND) l Stephan Fransen (NED)/ Wesley Koolhof (NED) 26 46

This new partnership doesn't work for Raja and they lose easily against Dutch pair.
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At $25K ITF Women's Tournament, Namangan, Uzbekistan

[R2] (Q) Prarthana G. Thombare (IND,385) l (3) Naomi Broady (GBR,218) 26 16

Doubles
[R1] Ankita RAINA (IND)/ Prarthana G. THOMBARE (IND) bt Sharrmadaa BALUU (IND)/ Veronika KAPSHAY (UKR) 61 75

[QF] Ankita RAINA (IND)/ Prarthana G. THOMBARE (IND) l (2) Albina KHABIBULINA (UZB)/ Anastasiya VASYLYEVA (UKR) 67(3) 36

Broady prove too strong to Prarthana.

Ankita-Prarthana won the first round but lost the quarter final against 2nd seed pair.

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At $15K Uzbekistan F2 Futures, Namangan

[R2] (3) N. Sriram Balaji (IND,329) bt Alexander Vasilenko (RUS,882) 61 62
[R2] (8) Vishnu Vardhan (IND,563) l Djurabeck Karmiov (UZB,UNR) 36 26

[QF] (3) N. Sriram Balaji (IND,329) vs (Q) Vitaly Kozyukov (RUS,1697)

Doubles
[QF] (1) N. Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan (IND) bt Stanislav Korshunov (RUS)/ Sergey Shipilov (UZB) 61 61
[QF] (2) Vishnu Vardhan (IND)/ Piotr Gadomski (POL) bt Kaysar Bekimov (KAZ)/ Fedor Chervyakov (RUS) 61 76(5)

[SF] (1) N. Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan (IND) vs Markos KALOVELONIS (GRE)/ Alexander VASILENKO (RUS)
[SF] (2) Vishnu Vardhan (IND)/ Piotr Gadomski (POL) vs Mikhail FUFYGIN (RUS)/ Shonigmatjon SHOFAYZIYEV (UZB)

This 15 yrs old Karmiov looks really good player ... After beating Ranjeet in the first round he easily beat Vishnu in the second ... Other hand expected win for Bala against Russian and next he is facing another Russian in the quarter.

In the doubles our top-seed pairs win their respective matches and enter into the semi-final.

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At $10K ITF Women's Tournament, Bangkok, Thailand

[R2] (4) Natasha PALHA (IND,580) bt (Q) Maria SMITH (USA,UNR) 63 60
[R2] (5) Rishika SUNKARA (IND,586) l (WC) Patcharin CHEAPCHANDEJ (THA,UNR) 16 61 46

[QF] (4) Natasha PALHA (IND,580) vs (7) Michika OZEKI (JPN,632)

Comfortable win for Natasha but Rishika lose her match against unranked Thai opponent.
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At $10K Tukey F13 Futures, Antalya

[R1] (1) Ramkumar RAMANATHAN (IND,388) bt (Q) Yvo PANAK (CZE,1949) 75 64

[R2] (1) Ramkumar RAMANATHAN (IND,388) vs Franjo RASPUDIC (CRO,855)

Due to rustiness after long break RamK struggle in the first round against qualifier.
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At $10K Iran F6 futures , Kish

[QF] Ronak MANUJA (IND)/ Akash WAGH (IND) bt (3) Alexis MUSIALEK (FRA)/ Francois-Arthur VIBERT (FRA) 62 62

[SF] Ronak MANUJA (IND)/ Akash WAGH (IND) bt (1) Matias CASTRO (ARG)/ Cristian RODRIGUEZ (COL)

Ronak-Akash score dominating win against 3rd seed French pair ... In the semis they r facing top-seed South American pair.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tennis News

At €2.1M Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, Spain (Red clay)

[R1] Somdev Devvarman (IND,100) l Martin Klizan (SVK,102) 26 46

Doubles
[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) bt Treat Huey (PHI)/ Dominic Inglot (GBR) 61 64

Playing his first match on European clay against European player was tough task ... Buji gives his best but Klizan prove better player in the end.

In their last meeting Rohan-Aisam lost against Huey-Inglot at AO ... But this time Rohan-Aisam shows superiority over them with dominating win.

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At $710K Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart, Germany (WTA Premier) (Red clay)

[R1] (2) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Cara Black (ZIM) bt Angelique Kerber (GER)/ Andrea Petkovic (GER) 46 62 10-7

Sania-Cara scores really good comeback win over local pair ... After losing the first set they dominated the second and then kept same momentum in the match tie-break.
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At $50K+H Shenzhen Challenger, China

[R1] Saketh Myneni (IND,260) bt (Q) Jason Jung (USA,322) 63 62

[R2] Saketh Myneni (IND,260) vs (1) Yen Hsun Lu (TPE,49)

Confident start for Saketh ... In the first set Saketh take important break in 8th game for winning it ... But he dominated the second set and won it comfortably ... Next Saki having real test against top-50 Yen Hsun Lu.
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At $25K ITF Women's Tournament, Namangan, Uzbekistan

[R1] (Q) Prarthana G. Thombare (IND,404) bt bt (Q) Alena Tarasova (RUS,465) 64 75
[R1] (Q) Sharrmadaa Balu (IND,689) l (Q) Sviatlana Pirazhenka (BLR,430) 63 26 57
[R1] (6) Ankita Raina (IND,295) l Sabina Sharipova (UZB,332) 36 67(4)

[R2] (Q) Prarthana G. Thombare (IND,385) vs (3) Naomi Broady (GBR,218)

Doubles
[R1] Ankita RAINA (IND)/ Prarthana G. THOMBARE (IND) vs Sharrmadaa BALUU (IND)/ Veronika KAPSHAY (UKR)

Only Prarthana manages to win in her first round match ... Next she is facing top-225 ranked British player.

This is second loss for Ankita against Sharipova in their two meetings ... Ankita need to start win such matches to show progress in her career ... Sharrmadaa started well winning the first set against top-425 type player but she fails to convert that advantage and lose next two sets.

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At $15K Uzbekistan F2 Futures, Namangan

[R1] (3) N. Sriram Balaji (IND,329) bt Remi Boutillier (FRA,605) 64 63
[R1] (8) Vishnu Vardhan (IND,563) bt Evgeny Elistratov (RUS,1068) 57 63 62
[R1] Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan (IND,642) l Djurabeck Karmiov (UZB,UNR) 46 06

[R2] (3) N. Sriram Balaji (IND,329) vs Alexander Vasilenko (RUS,882)
[R2] (8) Vishnu Vardhan (IND,563) vs Djurabeck Karmiov (UZB,UNR)

Doubles
[R1] (1) N. Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan (IND) bt Kuatbek Abiyev (KAZ)/ Sagadat Avap (KAZ) 61 64
[R1] (2) Vishnu Vardhan (IND)/ Piotr Gadomski (POL) bt Mikhail Esipov (UZB)/ Khumoun Sultanov (UZB) 63 76(4)

[QF] (1) N. Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan (IND) vs Stanislav Korshunov (RUS)/ Sergey Shipilov (UZB)
[QF] (2) Vishnu Vardhan (IND)/ Piotr Gadomski (POL) vs Kaysar Bekimov (KAZ)/ Fedor Chervyakov (RUS)

Other than Ranjeet's loss our players win their respective matches though Vishnu needs comeback after losing the first set.
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At $10K Iran F6 futures , Kish

[R1] Anvit Bendre (IND,1456) l Kevin Kaczynski (GER,833) 26 16
[R1] Sagar Ahuja (IND,1362) l (Q) Luca Pancaldi (ITA,1655) 36 06
[R1] (Q) Neeraj Elangovan (IND,2183) l Alexandr Kushakov (UKR,907) 26 36
[R1] Akash Wagh (IND,1138) l (7) Matias Sborowitz (CHI,792) 67 36
[R1] Ronak Manuja (IND,1267) l (2) Martin Vaisse (FRA,338) 16 26

Doubles
[R1] Ronak MANUJA (IND)/ Akash WAGH (IND) bt Kevin KACZYNSKI (GER)/ Christian PLATTES (GER) 76(3) 16 10-8
[R1] Matias Franco DESCOTTE (ARG)/ Neeraj ELANGOVAN (IND) l (4) Jerome INZERILLO (FRA)/ Martin VAISSE (FRA) 46 36
[R1] Sagar AHUJA (IND)/ Anvit BENDRE (IND) l Toni ANDROIC (CRO)/ Hamid Reza NADAF (IRI) 36 16

[QF] Ronak MANUJA (IND)/ Akash WAGH (IND) vs (3) Alexis MUSIALEK (FRA)/ Francois-Arthur VIBERT (FRA)

Akash and Ronak lose their respective matches against seeded opponents but others lose with similar ranked players.

In the doubles only Akash-Ronak r in the quarters after tight win.

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At $10K ITF Women's Tournament, Bangkok, Thailand

[R1] (2) Shweta RANA (IND,551) l Fang Ying XUN (CHN,787) 16 06
[R1] (4) Natasha PALHA (IND,580) bt (Q) Deeon MLADIN (AUS,UNR) 36 63 61
[R1] Nidhi CHILUMULA (IND,727) l Chihiro NUNOME (JPN,889) 06 06

[R2] (4) Natasha PALHA (IND,580) vs (Q) Maria SMITH (USA,UNR)
[R2] (5) Rishika SUNKARA (IND,586) vs (WC) Patcharin CHEAPCHANDEJ (THA,NR)

Natasha needs three sets against unranked Australian qualifier but more shocking one-sided losses of Nidhi and Shweta against their Japanese and Chinese opponents.
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At $10K Tukey F13 Futures, Antalya

[R1] (1) Ramkumar RAMANATHAN (IND,388) vs (Q) Yvo PANAK (CZE,1949)

RamK is top-seed in this Turkish futures.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Tennis News

At At $50K Savannah Challenger, Georgia, USA (clay)

[Q2] (1) Sanam Singh (IND,365) l Jean-Yves Aubone (USA,668) 67(5) 26

Another missed opportunity for Sanam due to his inconsistency on the court.
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At $25K ITF Women's Tournament, Namangan , Uzbekistan

[Q2] (1) Prarthana G. Thombare (IND,404) bt Angelina Kholikulova (RUS,UNR) 60 60
[Q2] (7) Sharrmadaa Balu (IND,689) bt (11) Yana Khon (UZB,1042) 63 64

[R1] (Q) Prarthana G. Thombare (IND,404) vs (Q) Alena Tarasova (RUS,465)
[R1] (Q) Sharrmadaa Balu (IND,689) vs (Q) Sviatlana Pirazhenka (BLR,430)

As expected Prarthana and Sharrmadaa qualify for main-draw with comfortable wins ... They r facing fellow qualifiers in the first round.
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At $15K Uzbekistan F2 Futures, Namangan

[R1] (3) N. Sriram Balaji (IND,329) vs Remi Boutillier (FRA,605)
[R1] (8) Vishnu Vardhan (IND,563) vs Evgeny Elistratov (RUS,1068)
[R1] Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan (IND,642) vs Djurabeck Karmiov (UZB,UNR)

Doubles
[R1] (1) N. Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan (IND) bye
[R1] (2) Vishnu Vardhan (IND)/ Piotr Gadomski (POL) vs Mikhail Esipov (UZB)/ Khumoun Sultanov (UZB)

Winnable matches for our players.
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At $10K ITF Women's Tournament, Bangkok, Thailand

[R1] (2) Shweta RANA (IND,551) vs Fang Ying XUN (CHN,787)
[R1] (4) Natasha PALHA (IND,580) vs (Q) Deeon MLADIN (AUS,UNR)
[R1] (5) Rishika SUNKARA (IND,586) bt Emma FLOOD (NOR,732) 62 36 62
[R1] Nidhi CHILUMULA (IND,727) vs Chihiro NUNOME (JPN,889)

Winnable matches for our players but anything can happen ... Rishika needs three sets for win..

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Squash News

At $10K Women's Richmond Open 2014,, Virginia, USA (Tour 10)


Final
(2) Joshana Chinappa (IND,21) bt (1) Rachael Grinham (AUS,16) 3-0 (11-9, 11-5, 11-9) (40m)

[SF] (2) Joshana Chinappa (IND,21) bt (3) Latasha Khan (USA,32) 3-0 (11-7, 11-8, 11-5) (27m)
[QF] (2) Joshana Chinappa (IND,21) bt Catalina Pelaez (COL,166) 3-1 (11-5, 11-5, 9-11, 11-7)
[R1] (2) Joshana Chinappa (IND,21) bt Fernanda Rocha (ARG,129) 3-0 (11-2, 11-8, 11-6)

Joshana Chinappa won the 9th WSA Tour title at Richmond Open in her 16th Tour final and her second this year ... With this win Joshana ended a career-long losing run to Australia's former world champion Rachael Grinham, whon was playing her 65th Tour final.

In the final Grinham take 6-2 lead but Joshana fought back to 6-all and then won tight first game ... In the second game Joshana take 6-1 lead and kept that advantage for winning this game ... In the third game also Joshana take 8-2 lead but then she lost her concentration and Grinham take full advantage of it ... Grinham caught Joshana at 8-all after winning 6 points in a row ... Joshana recovered to won next 3 points for winning the match in 40 minutes.

Tennis News

At €2.1M Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, Spain (Red clay)

[R1] Somdev Devvarman (IND,89) vs Martin Klizan (SVK,102)

Doubles
[Q1] (2) Somdev Devvarman (IND)/ Ante Pavic (CRO) l Teymuraz Gabashvili (GEO)/ Mikhail Kukuskin (KAZ) 26 36

[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) vs Treat Huey (PHI)/ Dominic Inglot (GBR)

In the doubles qualifying Buji-Pavic lose easily ... In the singles Buji is facing Slovakian Klizan in the first round ... Rohan-Aisam r facing tricky pairing of Huey-Inglot in the first round.
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At $710K Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Stuttgart, Germany (WTA Premier) (Red clay)

[R1] (2) Sania Mirza (IND)/ Cara Black (ZIM) vs Angelique Kerber (GER)/ Andrea Petkovic (GER)

Sania-Cara starting their clay season from Porsche open ... Tough local pair of Kerber-Petkovic in the first round.
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At At $50K Savannah Challenger, Georgia, USA (clay)

[Q1] (1) Sanam Singh (IND,365) bt Joel Link (GER,UNR) 61 61

[Q2] (1) Sanam Singh (IND,365) vs Jean-Yves Aubone (USA,668)

Easy win for Sanam ... Next match is also winnable for Sanam.
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At $50K+H Shenzhen Challenger, China

[R1] Saketh Myneni (IND,260) vs Qualifier

Doubles
[R1] Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Hsien-Yin Peng (TPE) vs (2) Sanchai Ratiwatana (THA)/ Sonchat Ratiwatana (THA)

Yuki withdrew so only Saketh is playing in this Chinese challenger.
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At €42.5K Vercelli Challenger, Italy

[R1] (1) Mateusz Kowalczyk (POL)/ Purav Raja (IND) vs Stephan Fransen (NED)/ Wesley Koolhof (NED)

This week Purav is playing with Polish partner, Mateusz Kowalczyk and they r top-seed.
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At $25K ITF Women's Tournament, Namangan , Uzbekistan

[Q1] (1) Prarthana G. Thombare (IND,404) bye
[Q1] (7) Sharrmadaa Balu (IND,689) bt Mubina Vahobova (UZB,UNR) 60 61

[Q2] (1) Prarthana G. Thombare (IND,404) vs Angelina Kholikulova (RUS,UNR)
[Q2] (7) Sharrmadaa Balu (IND,689) vs (11) Yana Khon (UZB,1042)

[R1] (6) Ankita Raina (IND,295) vs Sabina Sharipova (UZB,332)

Doubles
[R1] Ankita RAINA (IND)/ Prarthana G. THOMBARE (IND) vs Sharrmadaa BALUU (IND)/ Veronika KAPSHAY (UKR)

Prarthana and Sharrmadaa having good chance of qualifying for main-draw ... Ankita is having tricky match against local player Sabina Sharipova.
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At $10K Iran F6 futures , Kish

[R1] Anvit Bendre (IND,1456) vs Kevin Kaczynski (GER,833)
[R1] Sagar Ahuja (IND,1362) vs (Q) Luca Pancaldi (ITA,1655)
[R1] (Q) Neeraj Elangovan (IND,2183) vs Alexandr Kushakov (UKR,907)
[R1] Akash Wagh (IND,1138) vs (7) Matias Sborowitz (CHI,792)
[R1] Ronak Manuja (IND,1267) vs (2) Martin Vaisse (FRA,338)

Doubles
[R1] Ronak MANUJA (IND)/ Akash WAGH (IND) vs Kevin KACZYNSKI (GER)/ Christian PLATTES (GER)
[R1] Matias Franco DESCOTTE (ARG)/ Neeraj ELANGOVAN (IND) vs (4) Jerome INZERILLO (FRA)/ Martin VAISSE (FRA)
[R1] Sagar AHUJA (IND)/ Anvit BENDRE (IND) vs Toni ANDROIC (CRO)/ Hamid Reza NADAF (IRI)

Neeraj qualify for main-draw and joins Anvit, Sagar, Akash and Ronak ... Akash and Ronak r facing seeded opponents in the first round.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Tennis News

At €2.9M Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco

[QF] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) l (3) Ivan Dodig (CRO)/ Marcelo Melo (BRA) 67(4) 57

Rohan-Aisam fight hard but fails to overcome 3rd seed Dodig-Melo in two tight sets but encouraging start for our pair in start of clay season.
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At $25K ITF Women's Tournament, Karshi, Uzbekistan

[SF] (8) Ankita Raina (IND,295) l (6) Nigina Abduraimova (UZB,228) 26 46

Ankita gives decent performance in her loss against young Nigina ... Overall good performance by Ankita.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tennis News

At €2.9M Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco

[R2] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) bt (7) LUkasz Kubot (POL)/ Robert Lindstedt (SWE) 63 60

[QF] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) vs (3) Ivan Dodig (CRO)/ Marcelo Melo (BRA)

Dominating performance by Rohan-Aisam against 7th seed ... They lost only three games in the match ... In the quarters they r facing 3rd seed Dodig-Melo.
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At $25K ITF Women's Tournament, Karshi, Uzbekistan

[QF] (8) Ankita Raina (IND,295) bt Yana Sizikova (RUS,362) 75 64

[SF] (8) Ankita Raina (IND,295) vs (6) Nigina Abduraimova (UZB,228)

Another good win by Ankita against Russian girl Sizikova in tight two sets ... Next she is facing in-form talented local girl Nigina Abduraimova.
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At $10K Iran F5 futures , Kish

[QF] (Q) Akash Wagh (IND,1138) l (5) Colin VAN BEEM (NED,671) 36 26

Akash fail to continue with his good run and lost in straight sets against Colin Van Beem.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tennis News

At $25K ITF Women's Tournament, Karshi, Uzbekistan

[R2] (8) Ankita RAINA (IND,295) bt (Q) Polina MONOVA (RUS,1006) 62 75

[QF] (8) Ankita RAINA (IND,295) vs Yana SIZIKOVA (RUS,362)

Doubles
[QF] Ankita RAINA (IND)/ Prarthana G. THOMBARE (IND) l Yana SIZIKOVA (RUS)/ Eva WACANNO (NED) 46 61 6-10

Ankita score straight sets win over Russian qualifier ... Next she is facing another Russian player Sizikova, who score upset win over 2nd seed player.
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At $10K Iran F5 futures , Kish

[Q1] (2) Akash WAGH (IND) bt Hesam ESMAIL YAZDI (IRI) 62 60
[Q1] Kshitij KAMAL (IND) bt Abbas DEHGHANI (IRI) 63 61

[Q2] (2) Akash WAGH (IND) bt James ALLEMBY (GBR) 62 63
[Q2] Leo Julien SEBAOUN (JPN) bt Kshitij KAMAL (IND) 60 60

[R1] Ronak Manuja (IND,1215) l (7) Marko Danis (SVK,828) 64 16 0-1 retd.
[R1] (Q) Akash Wagh (IND,1138) bt (LL) Kianosh FAKHARZADEH (IRI,UNR) 62 60

[R2] (Q) Akash Wagh (IND,1138) bt (4) Vadim ALEKSEENKO (UKR,552) 63 63

[QF] (Q) Akash Wagh (IND,1138) vs (5) Colin VAN BEEM (NED,671)

Doubles
[R1] (4) Ronak MANUJA (IND)/ Akash WAGH (IND) l Bart BEKS (NED)/ Colin VAN BEEM (NED) 36 64 7-10

Akash qualify for main-draw and score huge upset win in 2nd round when he defeated 550 ranked Ukrainian Vadim convincingly ... Next he is facing good clay court top-700 Dutch player, Colin Van Beem.