Thursday, November 23, 2017

Tennis News

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

[QF] Sumit Nagal (IND,321) bt (1) Blaz Kavcic (SLO,102) 63 64
[QF] (3) Yuki Bhambri (IND,122) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,252) 75 62

[SF] (3) Yuki Bhambri (IND,122) vs Sumit Nagal (IND,321)

[SF] (1) Mikhail Elgin (RUS)/ Divij Sharan (IND) bt (3) N.Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Vishnu Vardhan (IND) 64 46 10-8

[F] (1) Mikhail Elgin (RUS)/ Divij Sharan (IND) vs Ivan Sabanov (CRO)/ Matej Sabanov (CRO)

Expected the straight sets win for Yuki against Prajnesh ... In the first set, both players hold their respective service games until 10th game ... Yuki took a crucial break in the 11th game and while serving for the set, Yuki saved a couple of break point before winning it ... In the second set, Yuki took 4-1 lead with double break and kept that advantage for easy win.

Sumit joined Yuki in the semis and guaranteed Indian finalist ... He defeated top-seed Blaz Kavcic in the straight sets ... In the first set, Sumit broke Kavcic in the 4th game to lead 4-1 ... Sumit kept one break advantage for winning the set ... In the second set, Sumit started with a breaking Kacic's serve but in the next game, Kavcic broke Sumit for 1-all ... Sumit again broke him in the 3rd game, 3-1, and then hold his service games for completing victory ... Superb win, which will help him to re-enter into top-300.

Divij with Elgin scored win in the match tie-break against Vishnu and Balaji ... In the final, they r facing Sabanov twins.

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

[R2] (WC) Ankita Raina (IND,281) bt Peangtam Plipuech (THA,245) 62 62

[QF] (WC) Ankita Raina (IND,281) vs Amandine Hesse (FRA,256)

[QF] Karman Kaur Thandi (IND)\ Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND) l (2) Dalila Jakupovic (SLO)/ Irina Khromacheva (RUS) 46 26

Ankita scored very convincing win over Plipuech ... Ankita played attacking game in this match ... In the first set, she broke Plipuech in the 6th and the 8th games for winning it comfortably ... In the second set, Ankita broke Plipuech in the 2nd game to lead 3-0 ... She again broke Plipuech in the 6th game to lead 5-1 but lost her serve in the next game ... Ankita again broke Plipuech in the 8th game when she was serving for staying in the match and completed victory ... In the quarters, Ankita will face French girl, Amandine Hesse.

Young Pranjala and Karman lost in the straight sets against experienced 2nd seed pair.

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