Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Tennis News

At €2.5M Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 2018, Spain

[QF] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) l Juan Sebastian Cabal (COL)/ Robert Farah (COL) 64 67(9) 11-13

Rohan-Edouard missed couple of match points to lose against Colombian pair in the match tie-break

At €501K Gazprom Hungarian Open 2018, Budapest, Hungary

[R1] Divij Sharan (IND)/ Neal Skupski (GBR) l Marcin Matkowski (POL)/ Nicholas Monroe (USA) 26 36
[R1] Fabrice Martin (FRA)/ Purav Raja (IND) l (WC) Attila Balazs (HUN)/ Marton Fucsovics (HUN) 64 67(3) 7-10

Divij lost without much fight in the first round with Skupski against Monroe and Matkowski ... I think, one of the bad day in the office for Divij.

Purav and Fabrice lost in the first round against local wild-card pair ... After winning the first set they had 3 match points on Fucsovics's serve in the second set, 5-4 (15-40), but failed to convert ... After that Hungarian pair kept control in the tie-break and the match tie-break for completing the win.

At $150K+H Anning Challenger 2018, China

[R2] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,260) bt Andrew Whittington (AUS,271) 64 64
[R2] (Q) N. Sriram Balaji (IND,627) l (8) Soon Woon Kwon (KOR,215) 46 57

[QF] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,260) vs (8) Soon Woon Kwon (KOR,215)

Prajnesh scored straight sets win over Whittington for entering into the quarters ... He will be facing Kwon, who defeated Bala ... After losing the first set Bala was a break up in the second set, but failed to keep momentum.

At $60K ITF Women's Tournament 2018, Quanzhou, China

[R1] Ankita Raina (IND,194) l (5) Naomi Broady (GBR,134) 63 06 26

[QF] Prarthana Thombare (IND)/ Fang Ying Xun (CHN) vs (3) Fang Ying Xun (CHN)/ Xiaodi You (CHN) 36 36
[QF] Ankita Raina (IND)/ Ayano Shimizu (JPN) l Ayaka Okuno (JPN)/ Erika Sema (JPN) 75 46 8-10

Ankita again gave courageous performance in her loss against former top-75 type player Broady ... In the doubles also, Ankita and her Japanese partner Shimizu lost after winning the first set against Japanese pair ... Prarthana and her Chinese partner Xun lost in straight sets against seeded Chinese opponents.

At $50K+H Francavilla Challenger 2018, Italy

[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND)/ Goncalo Oliveira (POR) l (WC) Julian Ocleppo (ITA)/ Andrea Vavassori (ITA) 75 57 8-10

Sumit's struggle continues as he lost in the doubles with Oliveira against local pair after winning the first set.

At $25K Uzbekistan F2 Futures 2018, Karshi

[R2] Saketh MYNENI (IND,530) bt Vladimir IVANOV (EST,651) 63 64

[QF] Saketh MYNENI (IND,530) vs Evgeny TYURNEV (RUS,366)

Saki scored a comfortable straight sets win over Ivanov ... Next, he is facing in-form Russian Tyurnev, who was the finalist in last week.

At $25K ITF Women's Tournament 2018, Karshi, Uzbekistan

[R2] Rutuja BHOSALE (IND,533) bt (4) Nigina ABDURAIMOVA (UZB,309) 16 61 75
[R2] Pranjala YADLAPALLI (IND,467) l (8) Akgul AMANMURADOVA (UZB,404) 26 46

[QF] Rutuja BHOSALE (IND,533) vs Sofya LANSERE (RUS,639)

[R1] Rutuja BHOSALE (IND)/ Pranjala YADLAPALLI (IND) bt Laylo BAKHODIROVA (UZB)/ Milana MASLENKOVA (UZB) 61 60
[QF] Rutuja BHOSALE (IND)/ Pranjala YADLAPALLI (IND) bt (2) Ksenia LYKINA (RUS)/ Emily WEBLEY-SMITH (GBR) 64 62

[SF] Rutuja BHOSALE (IND)/ Pranjala YADLAPALLI (IND) vs (3) Nigina ABDURAIMOVA (UZB)/ Anastasia FROLOVA (RUS)

Rutuja scored a superb comeback win against top-325 Uzbek girl Abduraimova after losing the first set easily ... Next, she is facing top-30 Junior player, Russian Sofya Lansere ... Other hand, Pranjala lost against veteran Uzbek girl Amanmuradova.

In the doubles Rutuja partnering Pranjala scored an upset win over 2nd seed pair in straight sets ... In the semis, they r facing the third seed pair.

At $25K+H Nigeria F2 Futures 2018, Abuja

[R2] (Q) Suraj R Prabodh (IND,1076) bt Remi Boutillier (FRA,626) 64 26 76(4)
[R2] Aryan Goveas (IND,744) bt (6) Moez Echargui (TUN,462) 76(2) 75

[QF] (Q) Suraj R Prabodh(IND,1076) vs (1) Youssef Hossam (EGY,315)
[QF] Aryan Goveas (IND,744) vs (4) Maximilian Neuchrist (AUT,349)

A superb upset wins by Aryan and Suraj against their higher ranked opponents ... Next, they r having more tougher challenges as both r playing against top-350 players.

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