Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tennis News

At $100K+H Bangalore Challenger 2017, Karnataka, India

[R2] Sumit Nagal (IND,321) bt Brydan Klein (GBR,282) 64 46 75
[R2] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,252) bt Marc Polmans (AUS,322) 62 67(1) 61
[R2] (3) Yuki Bhambri (IND,122) bt Pedro Martinez (ESP,258) 62 76(0)
[R2] (5) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,139) l Jay Clarke (GBR,279) 76(3) 26 46

[QF] Sumit Nagal (IND,321) vs (1) Blaz Kavcic (SLO,102)
[QF] (3) Yuki Bhambri (IND,122) vs Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,252)

[QF] (1) Mikhail Elgin (RUS)/ Divij Sharan (IND) bt Sumit Nagal (IND)/ Elias Ymer (SWE) 63 63
[QF] (3) N.Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Vishnu Vardhan (IND) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND)/ Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) 63 63

[SF] (1) Mikhail Elgin (RUS)/ Divij Sharan (IND) vs (3) N.Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Vishnu Vardhan (IND)

Prajnesh is in the quarters with a good win over young Polmans ... After comfortably winning the first set Prajnesh had an opportunity for completing win in the two sets ... He broke Polmans in 11th game but failed to hold while serving for the set ... Polmans won the tie-break comfortably ... Prajnesh recovered, he broke Polmans in 2nd game to lead 3-0 ... Prajnesh again broke him in 6th game and then hold to complete the victory.

Sumit also joined Prajnesh in the quarters of this big challenger with topsy-turvy win ... After exchanging an early breaks Sumit took crucial break for winning the first set ... In the second set, Sumit was 4-2 up and moving towards a win, but he lost next four games and lost the set ... In the third set also, he was up 4-2 and had a couple of break points on Brydan's serve in the 7th game ... Sumit failed to break and Brydan broke him in 8th game for 4-all ... Sumit took a crucial break in 11th game and this time he hold after saving a break point for a win after almost 3 hours ... In the quarters, Sumit will be facing top-seed Kavcic.

Yuki entered into the quarters with the straight sets win over Spaniard ... After winning the first set comfortably Yuki faced resistant from Martinez in the second ... Martinez broke him in 8th game for 3-5 lead but Yuki broke him immediately when Martinez was serving for the set ... Yuki played near perfect the tie-break and book his match with Prajnesh.

In the first set, RamK and Jay failed to create a break point opportunity on other's serve but RamK dominated the tie-break for winning it comfortably ... In the second set, RamK struggled with his service games and Jay took advantage of it ... He broke RamK twice for winning it comfortably ... In the third set, RamK missed five break point chances on Jay's serve but Jay with a single break advantage completed the victory.

In the doubles, top-seed Divij-Elgin scored the straight sets victory over Sumit-Ymer ... Vishnu-Bala also scored a win with similar scoreline against Prajnesh-RamK ... Next, they r facing top-seed Divij-Elgin.

At $115K L and T Mumbai Open 2017, Maharashtra, India

[R1] (WC) Ankita Raina (IND,281) bt Veronika Kudermetova (RUS,255) 76(2) 63

[R2] (WC) Ankita Raina (IND,281) vs Peangtam Plipuech (THA,245)

Ankita gave much needed win for Indians in the singles ... Ankita started positively and broke Kudermetova in 2nd and 4th game for 4-0 lead ... Kudermetova broke Ankita in 5th game but Ankita immediately broke her in the next, 5-1 ... From here, Ankita lost four games in a row, 5-all ... Ankita recovered to win the tie-break comfortably ... In the second set also, Ankita kept pressure on her serve and broke her three times for winning it ... Next, she will be facing Thai girl, Plipuech.

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