Saturday, March 03, 2018

Tennis News

At $3M Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2018, UAE

Doubles Final
(WC) Jamie Cerretani (USA)/ Leander Paes (IND) l (2) Jean-Julien Rojer (NED)/ Horia Tecau (ROU) 26 67(2)

Lee-Cerretani lost the final against 2nd seed Rojer-Tecau in a straight sets but overall, really a good week for Lee ... This was his 97th tour level final and with this performance he will re-enter into top-50.

At $15K India F1 Futures 2018, Bhubneswar

[R1] (3) Arjun Kadhe (IND,510) bt (WC) Kunal Anand (IND,1162) 64 62
[R2] (3) Arjun Kadhe (IND,510) bt (WC) Suraj R Prabodh (IND,1200) 75 64
[QF] (3) Arjun Kadhe (IND,510) bt (Q) Vijayant Malik (IND,1362) 64 30 retd.
[SF] (3) Arjun Kadhe (IND,510) bt Patrik Rikl (CZE,761) 76(6) 46 64

Singles Final
(3) Arjun Kadhe (IND,510) bt (4) N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND,531) 63 62

Doubles Final
Sidharth Rawat (IND)/ Manish Sureshkumar (IND) bt (1) Arjun Kadhe (IND)/ N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth (IND) 63 62

Arjun won his second ITF futures title beating VSP comfortably ... Overall, not as such great opposition but Arjun raised his game when required, like in the semis against Patrik Rikl ... With this win he will rise around 450 in ATP ranking ... VSP, young Dhruv Sunish and Aryan Goveas also had a good tournament.

In the doubles, Sid and Manish lifted their first doubles ITF title beating top-seed Arjun and VSP in a straight sets.

At $75K Zuzhai Challenger 2018, China

[Q1] N.Sriram Balaji (IND,409) bt Chuhan Wang (CHN,467) 67(3) 75 64

[Q2] N.Sriram Balaji (IND,409) vs (4) Maverick Banes (AUS,313)

Bala scored a comeback win over his Chinese opponent ... Next, he is facing Australian Banes.

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