Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tennis News

At $125K Taipei OEC Open 2017, Taipei, Taiwan

[QF] Luksika Kumkhum (THA)/ Prarthana Thombare (IND) l (3) Monique Adamczak (AUS)/ Naomi Broady (GBR) 26 64 8-10

Prarthana and her Thai partner Kumkhum gave fighting performance against 3rd seed Aussie-British pair ... They lost in the match tie-break.

At $75K Champaign Challenger 2017, Illinois, USA

[QF] (1) Leander Paes (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) bt Nathaniel Lammons (USA)/ Alex Lawson (USA) 63 61

[SF] (1) Leander Paes (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) vs Christopher Eubanks (USA)/ Mackenzie McDonald (USA)

Another comfortable outing on the court for Lee-Purav ... Next, they r facing paring of Eubanks and McDonald.

At $50K+H Pune Challenger 2017, Maharashtra

[QF] (WC) Saketh Myneni (IND,912) bt (1) Blaz Kavcic (SLO,102) 76(5) 76(5)
[QF] (4) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,150) bt (5) Nikola Milojevic (SRB,161) 61 75
[QF] (3) Yuki Bhambri (IND,137) bt Jay Clarke (GBR,288) 64 60

[SF] (4) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,150) vs (WC) Saketh Myneni (IND,912)
[SF] (3) Yuki Bhambri (IND,137) vs (2) Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP,127)

Doubles
[QF] (PR) Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) bt (WC) Sumit Nagal (IND)/ Naoki Nakagawa (JPN) 60 63

[SF] (PR) Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) vs Pedro Martinez (ESP)/ Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP)

Turned to be a terrific day for our players ... I think this is the first time 3 of 4 semi-finalists r Indian players.

Saki scored an excellent upset win over top-seed Blaz Kavcic ... But the match had usual ups and downs, Saki was up 3-1 but got broken in the next, then he was up 5-3 but while serving for the set he failed to hold ... In the tie-break, he was 5-2 up but lost next 3 points before winning next two points to win the set ... The second set was almost similar liked the first set ... In this set also both players exchanged a couple of breaks ... In the tie-break, he was up 5-1 but Kavcic made it 5-4 ... Saki converted 2nd match point for entering into the semis.

Yuki played some beautiful tennis in his convincing win over Clarke ... In this match, Yuki broke Clarke in the 1st game but he made unforced errors to lose the 4th game, 2-all ... Yuki took a crucial break in 7th game for winning the set ... In the second set, Yuki dominated with superb tennis and cut unforced errors ... He broke Clarke 1st, 3rd and 5th games for a convincing win ... Next, he is facing experienced Adrian Menendez-Maceiras.

RamK scored straight sets win over Milojevic ... In the first set, RamK ran 5-0 lead and won the set losing only a single game ... In the second set, Milojevic put solid fight ... He was matching with RamK until 10th game but RamK broke him in the 11th game and held to win the match ... Next, he is facing Saki.

An expected dominating win by Saki and Jeevan against Sumit and his partner ... In the semis, Saki-Jeevan r facing Spanish pair.


At $60K+H ITF Women's Tournament 2017, Toyota, Japan

[R2] Ankita Raina (IND,283) l (5) Miharu Imanishi (JPN,223) 36 26

Ankita lost in the straight sets against Imanishi.

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