Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tennis News

At Davis Cup 2018 - World Group Playoff,

A tough away tie against Serbia in September for us ... So most probably the court will be indoor hard court.

At U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship 2018, Houston, Texas, USA

[R1] Fabrice Martin (FRA)/ Puraj Raja (IND) l Ken Skupski (GBR)/ Neal Skupski (GBR) 16 67(0)

Purav and Fabrice Martin lost in straight sets against Skupski brothers in the first round.

At $150K+H Santaizi Challenger 2018, Taipei, Taiwan

[R1] (4) Yuki Bhambri (IND,105) bt Roberto Ortega-Olmedo (ESP,320) 67(5) 63 63
[R1] (6) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,133) bt (Q) Thomas Funcutt (AUS,643) 76(5) 67(0) 62
[R1] (PR) Saketh Myneni (IND,586) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,264) 46 76(2) 64

[R1] Luca Margaroli (SUI)/ Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) l Matthew Ebden (AUS)/ Andrew Whittington (AUS) 36 57

Yuki started slowly but after losing the first set he took control of the match to win next two sets easily ... RamK also struggled in 1st two sets against Aussie qualifier ... Both sets went to the tie-break and they were split between RamK and Funcutt ... RamK won the decider comfortably ... Most impressive win scored by Saki, though it was against Prajnesh ... After losing the first set Saki fought back to win the second set tie-break ... He kept momentum going for winning the third ...In this match, Saki's first serve worked as he won impressive 84% on the first serve and hit 13 aces with only 2 double faults.

RamK-Luca lost in the first round against Aussie pair.

At $50K+H Barletta Challenger 2018, Italy

[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND,213) l Goncalo Oliveira (POR,214) 64 36 26

Sumit lost against similar ranked Portuguese player Oliveira in three sets ... Aftr winning the first set Sumit was a break up, 3-1, and had a break point to lead 4-1 but from here he lost the plot (his concentration) and complete meltdown.

At $25K ITF Women's Tournament 2018, Osaka, Japan

[R1] (5) Ankita Raina (IND,197) bt Hiroko Kuwata (JPN,339) 64 60

Ankita continues with her impressive form and scored straight sets win over Kuwata ... In the first set, Ankita was down double break at 0-3, but from here she turned the table and romped to a dominating victory.

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