Thursday, April 19, 2018

Tennis News

At €5.2M Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters 2018, Monaco

[R2] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) bt (7) Jamie Murray (GBR)/ Bruno Soares (BRA) 36 64 11-9

[QF] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs Juan Sebastián Cabal (COL) / Robert Farah (COL)

A superb comeback victory by Roahn-Edouard against the 7th seed Murray and Soares ... After losing the first set Rohan-Edouard fought back to win the second ... In the match tie-break, Soares-Murray had 3 match points at 6-9 but Rohan-Edouard won next 5 points for an excellent win.

At $50K+H Nanchang Challenger 2018, China

[R2] (4) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,116) bt Vaclav Safranek (CZE,257) 75 61
[R2] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,266) bt Alex Bolt (AUS,177) 76(5) 61

[QF] (4) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,116) vs Aleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ,242)
[QF] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,266) vs (3) Quentin Halys (FRA,118)

Impressive win by Prajnesh and RamK for entering into the quarters ... Prajnesh having a tough match against clay court specialist Frenchman and RamK having a winnable match against Nedo.

Prajnesh faced in-form Alex Bolt and both players held their service games for taking into the tie-break ... In the tie-break, Prajnesh was 0-4 down with a double mini-break but he made a superb comeback and won next 6 points and converted the 2nd set point for winning the set ... In the second set, Prajnesh dominated from the start as he broke Alex in the 2nd and the 4th games to lead 5-0 and then comfortably held his serve in the 7th game for winning the match.

In the first set, Safranek was putting pressure on RamK's serve ... He broke RamK in the 5th game to lead 2-3 ... RamK broke Safranek in the 10th game when Safranek was serving for the set ... He again broke Safranek in the 12th game for winning the set ... In the second set, RamK broke Safranek in the 2nd game to lead 3-0 ... He again broke Safranek in the 6th game and held his serve in the next for straight sets win ... RamK raised his game from 3-5 down in the first set, as he won 10 out of next 11 games.

At $100K Sarasota Challenger 2018, Florida, USA

[QF] (4) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) l Luke Bambridge (GBR)/ Jonny O'Mara (GBR) 57 26

Jeevan-Purav struggled against British pair and lost in straight sets.

At $125K Zhengzhou Women's Tennis Open 2018, China

[QF] Prarthana Thombare (IND)/ Fang Ying Xun (CHN) l (3) Naomi Broady (GBR)/ Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 16 16

One sided loss for Prarthana and Fang against their 3rd seed opponents.

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