Friday, November 17, 2017

Tennis News

At $75K Champaign Challenger 2017, Illinois, USA

[SF] (1) Leander Paes (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) bt Christopher Eubanks (USA)/ Mackenzie McDonald (USA) 64 64

[F] (1) Leander Paes (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) vs (3) Ruan Roelofse (RSA)/ Joe Salisbury (GBR)

Another comfortable outing for Lee-Purav against Eubanks and McDonald ... In the final, they r facing 3rd seed Roelofse and Salisbury.

At $50K+H Pune Challenger 2017, Maharashtra

[SF] (4) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,150) bt (WC) Saketh Myneni (IND,912) 63 62
[SF] (3) Yuki Bhambri (IND,137) bt (2) Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP,127) 62 64

[F] (3) Yuki Bhambri (IND,137) vs (4) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,150)

[SF] (PR) Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) l Pedro Martinez (ESP)/ Adrian Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) 46 46

Yuki scored convincing win over Spaniard Adrian Menendez-Maceiras in the straight sets ... In the first set, Yuki broke Adrian in 5th and 7th games to win it comfortably ... In the seond set Adrian gave fight, Yuki saved a break point in 4th game and he immediately broke Adrian in 5th game ... Adrian saved 4 match points in 9th game but Yuki hold for completing win.

RamK joins Yuki in the final with very dominating win ... He played perfect match against Saki ... In this match, he played percentage tennis and kept ball into play ... He served big and used passing shots smartly ... Saki struggled with fitness aa this was his fourth match in the singles and he already played two doubles matches this week ... He wasn't looking match-fit but still, this was great week for him as next week, he will be rising 300 places, around #615.

I was expecting this result after seeing struggled of Saki in the singles ... Spanish pair played smart tennis to beat Indians ... After losing the first set our pair were 2-0 up but Spanish pair won next four games, 2-4, and kept that break advantage for winning the match.

At $15K Vietnam F2 Futures 2017, Thu Dau Mot City

[QF] (4) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,426) bt (Q) Jakub Paul (SUI,1184) 63 64

[SF] (4) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,426) vs Jonathan Gray (GBR,650)

Sasi moved to the semis with the straight sets win over Swiss qualifier ... Next, he is facing Britisher Jonathan Gray.

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