Thursday, May 17, 2018

Tennis News

At €5.44M Rome Masters 2018, Italy

[R2] (7) Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) l Pablo Cuevas (URU)/ Marcel Granollers (ESP) 67(5) 46

Another early loss for Rohan-Edouard, this time against Granollers-Cuevas.

At $150K+H Busan Challenger 2018, Korea

[R2] (2) Yuki Bhambri (IND,94) l Ze Zhang (CHN,265) 46 36

Surprising loss to Yuki against Zhang in straight sets ... Yuki broke Zhang in the 1st game but rain started in the 2nd game ... After rain break it was all downhill for Yuki ... He struggled with his overall game and made numerous unforced errors ... He was rushing early for the shot and was hitting wayward ... So not a good preparation for French Open.

At $75K+H Samarkand Challenger 2018, Uzbekistan

[R1] (Q) N. Sriram Balaji (IND,549) bt Filip Horansky (SVK,338) 06 64 64

[R2] (Q) N. Sriram Balaji (IND,549) l (2) Attila Balazs (HUN,199) 67(5) 67(3)

[R1] (1) N. Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Vishnu Vardhan (IND) bt (ALT) Sergey Betov (BLR)/ Yaraslav Shyla (BLR) 76(2) 64
[R1] (3) Saketh Myneni (IND)/ Vijay Sunder Prashanth (IND) bt Marek Gengel (CZE)/ Tristan Lamasine (FRA) 64 64

A very long day for Bala, as he completed his singles first round match ... He won that match against higher ranked Horansky ... Then after rest he was back on the court for his second round against top-200 Balazs ... Bala lost in two tie-breaks against this higher ranked ... After rest Bala again on the court for his doubles match partnering Vishnu ... They scored straight sets win over local pair ... Saki-VSP joined them in the quarters with a comfortable win over Lamasine-Gengel.

At $100K+H Heilbronn Challenger 2018, Germany

[QF] Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND)/ Tristan-Samuel Weissborn (AUT) l Sander Gille (BEL)/ Joran Vliegen (BEL) 63 36 4-10

Jeevan-Weissborn failed to keep momentum after winning the first set as Belgian pair controlled the match after that.

At $25K ITF Women's Tournament 2018, Wuhan, China

[SF] Rutuja Bhosale (IND)/ Emily Webley-Smith (GBR) l (4) Hanyu Guo (CHN)/ Ying Zhang (CHN) 76(6) 26 8-10

Rutuja and Emily lost against 4th seed Chinese pair in the match tie-break ... After winning the first set in the tie-break Rutuja and Emily gave chance to Chinese pair for comeback ... Our pair tried in the match tie-break but Chinese pair played better crucial points.

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