Tata Open Maharashtra 2018

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Re: Maharashtra ATP Open 2018

Post by sameerph » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:48 am

Yes, I wish the entry cut off date had been 1 week later. Yuki would have been 4 or 5 out then with a better chance of making the main draw.

With Sumit's recent success, he should surely get one the main draw wild cards. Second one should go to Yuki. Assuming third wild card will go to a foreigner ( as used to happen in Chennai), RamK will have to go thru qualies which is fair enough considering that he has got so many wild cards in Chennai.

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Re: Maharashtra ATP Open 2018

Post by Sin Hombre » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:09 am

Best case would be if IMG doesn't force a WC to be given to one of their kids and we can give a MD WC to all 3, and a qualifying WC to Saketh.

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Re: Maharashtra ATP Open 2018

Post by jayakris » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:23 am

sameerph wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:48 am
With Sumit's recent success, he should surely get one the main draw wild cards. Second one should go to Yuki. Assuming third wild card will go to a foreigner ( as used to happen in Chennai), RamK will have to go thru qualies which is fair enough considering that he has got so many wild cards in Chennai.
I hope what used to happen in Chennai will not happen from now on. That is a shameful practice that had to stop. I hope the tournament director Prashant Sutar will reset that "tradition"... Maybe hoping for too much, I suppose.

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Re: Maharashtra ATP Open 2018

Post by sameerph » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:35 am

I guess it depends on how much clout IMG wields as against local organisers. Perhaps, as per agreement IMG might be entitled to give one of the wild cards to whoever they want. They will have to be pressurised to give up that wild card to an Indian player.

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Re: Maharashtra ATP Open 2018

Post by Rajiv » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:32 am

As usual since past years , the Wild Card issue will hog the centre stage and will create the customary commotion and debate and solving it is going to be a huge nightmare to make it look fairer

Of the 3 , one will go to an obscure Foreigner , One will surely go to any of the local Maharashtra player , and for the last remaining slot there will be at least 4 or maybe more contenders and wont be surprised if some of them who has missed out tries their qualifying luck elsewhere.

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Re: Maharashtra ATP Open 2018

Post by fabshab » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:46 am

Rajiv wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:32 am
As usual since past years , the Wild Card issue will hog the centre stage and will create the customary commotion and debate and solving it is going to be a huge nightmare to make it look fairer

Of the 3 , one will go to an obscure Foreigner , One will surely go to any of the local Maharashtra player , and for the last remaining slot there will be at least 4 or maybe more contenders and wont be surprised if some of them who has missed out tries their qualifying luck elsewhere.
I guess it was karti and TNTA who always introduced an obscure foreigner with exchange wildcards programme with some other countries more evidently Russia ....so i have a strong feeling that this time all 3 indians wild cards with 1 going to a local player and why not when you have players who can surely go deep :-)

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Re: Maharashtra ATP Open 2018

Post by sameerph » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:25 pm

Rajiv wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:32 am

Of the 3 , one will go to an obscure Foreigner , One will surely go to any of the local Maharashtra player , and for the last remaining slot there will be at least 4 or maybe more contenders and wont be surprised if some of them who has missed out tries their qualifying luck elsewhere.
If Arjun Kadhe continues to do well, the organisered may be tempted to give one of the wild cards to him as he is a local Pune lad. But, I think he will be better served to get a qualifying wild card instead.

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Re: Maharashtra ATP Open 2018

Post by Rajiv » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:02 pm

Arjun Khade was in the radar,but with today's performance he has already sealed one MD WC
So one down 2 to go

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Re: Maharashtra ATP Open 2018

Post by jayakris » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:29 pm

fabshab wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:46 am
I guess it was karti and TNTA who always introduced an obscure foreigner with exchange wildcards programme with some other countries more evidently Russia ....so i have a strong feeling that this time all 3 indians wild cards with 1 going to a local player and why not when you have players who can surely go deep :-)
Actulally, this is a long time tradition from 20 years ago, and I don't think Karti was running things then. From the days when Brian Cooney and the Australian IMG was running it. Later when Mercedes-Benz who was the title sponsor would get German guys in (remember Brian Phau getting a WC?). One time I saw weeks ahead in a foreign newspaper that somebody has been given a wildcard, and I alerted Sharda Ugra to ask the tournament guys. They denied it, but the Swedish(?) guy got the WC later, just as we knew, and she wrote about it in The Hindu. Stuff like that used to happen every year there. It was all some money deals in Chennai. If I have to guess, it would be the same in Pune, but I am hoping that more people with a spine will be there to stand up and put an end to that Indian tradition of giving WCs to foreigners.

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Re: Maharashtra ATP Open 2018

Post by bujilover » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:33 pm

Complete list in text form:

ENTRY LIST
MAIN DRAW SINGLES
1 CILIC, Marin CRO 6
2 ANDERSON, Kevin RSA 14
3 BAUTISTA AGUT, Roberto ESP 20
4 HAASE, Robin NED 42
5 VESELY, Jiri CZE 63
6 LU, Yen-Hsun TPE 71
7 KUKUSHKIN, Mikhail KAZ 74
8 CHARDY, Jeremy FRA 77
9 KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO 79
10 HERBERT, Pierre-Hugues FRA 81
11 FUCSOVICS, Marton HUN 85
12 SANDGREN, Tennys USA 86
13 ALBOT, Radu MDA 88
14 DJERE, Laslo SRB 90
15 SIMON, Gilles FRA 91
16 LACKO, Lukas SVK 93
17 COPIL, Marius ROU 94
18 KICKER, Nicolas ARG 96
19 JARRY, Nicolas CHI 99
20 DUTRA SILVA, Rogerio BRA 101
21 KAVCIC, Blaz SLO 102
22 [WC]
23 [WC]
24 [WC]
25 [Q]
26 [Q]
27 [Q]
28 [Q]

ALTERNATES
1 ANDUJAR, Pablo ESP 105@
2 CARBALLES BAENA, Roberto ESP 107
3 KUZNETSOV, Andrey RUS 108
4 CECCHINATO, Marco ITA 110
5 BEMELMANS, Ruben BEL 118
6 HANFMANN, Yannick GER 119
7 JANOWICZ, Jerzy POL 121
8 BHAMBRI, Yuki IND 122
9 SOUSA, Pedro POR 124
10 MENENDEZ-MACEIRAS, Adrian ESP 126
11 MONTEIRO, Thiago BRA 128
12 OFNER, Sebastian AUT 132
13 TRAVAGLIA, Stefano ITA 133
14 GOMBOS, Norbert SVK 134
15 RAMANATHAN, Ramkumar IND 139
16 POLANSKY, Peter CAN 140
17 OLIVO, Renzo ARG 146
18 YMER, Elias SWE 147
19 BASIC, Mirza BIH 149
20 GIANNESSI, Alessandro ITA 154
21 ROBREDO, Tommy ESP 157
22 ITO, Tatsuma JPN 164
23 KWON, Soonwoo KOR 170
24 VANNI, Luca ITA 172
25 KING, Darian BAR 175
26 MMOH, Michael USA 177
27 GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP 179
28 DE GREEF, Arthur BEL 181
29 BACHINGER, Matthias GER 184
30 KING, Evan USA 197
31 OLIVEIRA, Goncalo POR 212
32 NAPOLITANO, Stefano ITA 213
33 SAFWAT, Mohamed EGY 218
34 SMITH, John-Patrick AUS 219
35 UCHIYAMA, Yasutaka JPN 221
36 IVASHKA, Ilya BLR 227
37 NOVIKOV, Dennis USA 230
38 JUNG, Jason TPE 238
39 PETROVIC, Danilo SRB 249
40 GUNNESWARAN, Prajnesh IND 252
41 GIUSTINO, Lorenzo ITA 254
42 MARTINEZ, Pedro ESP 258
43 TAKAHASHI, Yusuke JPN 265
44 VIOLA, Matteo ITA 283
45 BLANCANEAUX, Geoffrey FRA 289
46 NEDELKO, Ivan RUS 298
47 LAMASINE, Tristan FRA 308
48 NAGAL, Sumit IND 321
49 KUBLER, Jason AUS 334
50 CIPOLLA, Flavio ITA 336@
51 LESTIENNE, Constant FRA 340
52 WATANUKI, Yosuke JPN 352
53 SEKIGUCHI, Shuichi JPN 365
54 GONZALEZ, Alejandro COL 368
55 FUKUDA, Sora JPN 380
56 GARANGANGA, Takanyi ZIM 438
57 PETRONE, Alessandro ITA 458
58 MERTL, Jan CZE 464
59 TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS 481
60 ZHURBIN, Alexander RUS 620
61 IGOSHIN, Alexander RUS 652
62 BAVA, Haadin Salim IND 668
63 BEGEMANN, Andre GER 754
64 KADHE, Arjun IND 758
65 SINGH, Dalwinder IND 1001
66 VISHWAKARMA, Siddharth IND 1095
67 KAZA, Vinayak Sharma IND 1370
68 SINHA, Nitin Kumar IND 1444
69 SURESH, Dhakshineswar IND 1921

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Re: Maharashtra ATP Open 2018

Post by jaydeep » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:51 pm

Tata sons become main sponsor for the tournament ... Tata Sons signs five-year sponsorship deal, so the ATP 250 event in Pune will be called Tata Open Maharashtra 2018.

India’s ATP event becomes Tata Open again

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Re: Tata Open Maharashtra 2018

Post by sameerph » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:56 am

Qualifying entry list for Pune ATP came out -

1 PAIRE, Benoit FRA 41
2 CECCHINATO, Marco ITA 110
3 BEMELMANS, Ruben BEL 118
4 MONTEIRO, Thiago BRA 124
5 MENENDEZ-MACEIRAS, Adrian ESP 127
6 RAMANATHAN, Ramkumar IND 136
7 GERASIMOV, Egor BLR 149
8 ROBREDO, Tommy ESP 164
9 KWON, Soonwoo KOR 168
10 TABERNER, Carlos ESP 186
11 OJEDA LARA, Ricardo ESP 199
12 NAGAL, Sumit IND 223
13 IVASHKA, Ilya BLR 230
14 GUNNESWARAN, Prajnesh IND 243
15 [WC]
16 [WC]

ALTERNATES
1 SOUZA, Joao BRA 246
2 NEDOVYESOV, Aleksandr KAZ 259
3 GUEZ, David FRA 262
4 MYNENI, Saketh IND 267PR
5 TAKAHASHI, Yusuke JPN 270
6 LINZER, Michael AUT 279
7 KLEIN, Brydan GBR 283
8 VIOLA, Matteo ITA 285

RamK, Sumit and Prajnesh are there in the qualifying entry list and Saketh with his PR is 4 out and should make it in eventually.

Why has Yuki not put in his name in the qualifying entry list. Has he already been assured of a main draw wild card ?

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Re: Tata Open Maharashtra 2018

Post by PKBasu » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:53 am

Yuki is in the list of alternates for the Qatar Open the same week (but then, so is Bemelmans).

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Re: Tata Open Maharashtra 2018

Post by sameerph » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:02 pm

Yuki is also in the alternates list for main draw at Pune. But, don't know why he has not entered qualies here.

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Re: Tata Open Maharashtra 2018

Post by bujilover » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:32 pm

But why would Yuki not think/assume that he will get a MDWC? It's the country's lone ATP event and he is the top-ranked singles player :D

Also, surprising to see Benoit Paire deciding to show up for Q after missing the deadline. I hope not that he won't request for a MDWC, too.

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