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by PKBasu
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 6037

Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

The first serve percentage was 48% in the final set alone. He had a much percentage in the first set (61%)
and the second (63%).
by PKBasu
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 6037

Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

Next up for Ramkumar is 4th seed Ugo Humbert (FRA, 48). The draw shows him ranked 66, but he’s zoomed up after beating Monfils, Granollers and Auger-Alliassame at Wimbledon before losing to Djokovic in the last-16. Tough match for RamK, but one he will win if he is in the same inspired form as today.
by PKBasu
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 6037

Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

Definitely a very good win for Ramkumar over one of the best grasscourt players in the world — who beat Federer at Wimbledon in 2013, and #10 Gulbis there in 2014. Stakhovsky won the s’Hertogenbosch tournament in 2010 (thrashing Tipsarevic in the final), and beat Ljubicic in the Zagreb Indoors (anot...
by PKBasu
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 6037

Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

Ramkumar beats Stakhovsky 57 76(6) 62, after a rather dramatic final game. RamK was down 0-40, saved 3 BPs, then had a match point which he couldn’t convert. There were two more break chances for Stakhovsky but RamK held firm, and won the match on his 3rd match point. [R1] (Q) Ramkumar Ramanathan (I...
by PKBasu
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 6037

Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

And Ramkumar has raced away to a 5-1 lead in the final set. Stakhovsky serving to stay in the match.
by PKBasu
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 6037

Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

And he breaks again to go 3-0 up in the final set!
by PKBasu
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 6037

Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

woohoo Ramkumar now ahead 57 76(6) 20 against Stakhovsky!

After winning the second set tiebreak, Ramkumar is inspired. He broke Stakhovsky in the first game of the final set (albeit on the 3rd break point), and then held at 15 to make it 2-0.
by PKBasu
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 6037

Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

Leander/Marcus won 26 62 10-5 against Purcell/Savills.

[R1] (3) Marcus Daniell (NZL)/ Leander Paes (IND) bt Max Purcell (AUS)/ Luke Saville (AUS) 26 62 10-5
by PKBasu
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 6037

Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

Both RamK and Leander/Marcus lost the first set of their matches. But the latter have won the second set (so its 26 62 00 in the doubles match). On serve at 5-4 in the second set of RamK’s match.
by PKBasu
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Central / West Asian Challengers - May,June 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 3372

Re: Central / West Asian Challengers - May,June 2019

This is being played in Nursultan, the city named after the recently retired life-President of Kazakhstan! Nice from Sid.
by PKBasu
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 6037

Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

Bizarre that Ramkumar has to qualify but lower-ranked Stakhovsky didn’t. I presume the latter’s ranking has fallen only recently. He isn’t the player any longer who achieved the Wimbledon upset. Reasonable chance for Ramkumar to win another match. His live ranking is 192 after qualifying in. Both Ra...
by PKBasu
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 6037

Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

Terrific win for Ramkumar over Sugita Yuichi, the 2017 Antalya Open champion. That tournament of course was where RamK had the biggest win of his career, over Dominic Thiem. So one good grasscourter beat another today — I’m glad the Indian was on the winning side!!
by PKBasu
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Wimbledon 2019
Replies: 110
Views: 4216

Re: Wimbledon 2019

I’m in India (Kolkata). Any idea which channel is showing the Wimbledon final?? It was Star Sports Select 1 until yesterday, but that’s showing the Cricket today (as are about 4 other sports channels: crazy!!).
by PKBasu
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 6037

Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

Sugita’s been pretty ordinary on grass this year. With RamK finding some form in recent times, he has a reasonable chance of beating either Sugita or Ram’s recent doubles partner Quentin Halys in Q2. But of course he must first overcome the wildcard opponent in Q1.
by PKBasu
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Pre-US Open Challengers, July-August 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 886

Re: Pre-US Open Challengers, July-August 2019

2 consecutive Challenger singles QFs have taken Ramkumar to 133 in the live rankings. He must play at Newport without thinking too much about the points pressure. Easier said than done, but his recent Challenger form should give him confidence.