American hardcourt Challengers 2017

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American hardcourt Challengers 2017

Post by PKBasu » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:37 pm

Yuki is 13th on the entry list for next week's Gatineau Challenger in Canada, where qualifiers began today.

Ramkumar, of course is playing in the final of the Winnetka Challenger this week (starting at 7:30am IST on Sunday).

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Re: Challengers in the lead up to US Open 2017

Post by fabshab » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:09 pm

Rankings of which date would be considered for qualifying entry list??
7 august??

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Re: Challengers in the lead up to US Open 2017

Post by S_K_S » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:13 pm

Don't we already have a US Open series thread?

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Re: Challengers in the lead up to US Open 2017

Post by PKBasu » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:56 am

Presumably that is for ATP events like the Citi Open, this is for Challengers.

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Re: Challengers in the lead up to US Open 2017

Post by PKBasu » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:17 am

RamK lost the singles final in the Winnetka Challenger, the first in this series.
Next week, Yuki is in Gatineau, Canada, and the following week he plays in Granby.
RamK might go to the ATP Newport tournament, then return to the Challenger circuit the following week.

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Re: Challengers in the lead up to US Open 2017

Post by jaydeep » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:21 am

Yuki is facing Tatsuma Ito, this year he had a win over Ito at Quanzhou challenger.

At $75K Gatineau Challenger 2017, Canada

[R1] Yuki Bhambri (IND,222) vs Tatsuma Ito (JPN,181)

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Re: Challengers in the lead up to US Open 2017

Post by PKBasu » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:39 am

Not an easy R1 (against a player with a career-high ranking of 60), but at least he isn't playing a seed right away. Yuki has a 2-1 career record against Ito, beating him this year at Quanzhou and in 2013 at Traralgon, but losing to him at Kyoto in a tight 3-setter in 2012. I'd say, Advantage Yuki!

The winner plays 3rd seed Blaz Kavcic or a Qualifier in R2.

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Re: Challengers in the lead up to US Open 2017

Post by bujilover » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:55 pm

Impressive play from Yuki- leads 6-3 2-1 on serve

Edit: Yuki wins 6-3 6-2

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Re: Challengers in the lead up to US Open 2017

Post by PKBasu » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:54 pm

Excellent straight sets win over the former world #60!

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Re: Challengers in the lead up to US Open 2017

Post by PKBasu » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:55 pm

Next up for Yuki is either Blaz Kavcic (SLO, 98) the winner of the Winnipeg Challenger last week, or Mikael Torpegaard (DEN, 313), a qualifier here.
Yuki beat Kavcic in three sets at the Quanzhou Challenger earlier this year.

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Re: Challengers in the lead up to US Open 2017

Post by Sin Hombre » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:49 am

Yuki is comfortably playing around #125 level; a couple of months of staying fit and smart scheduling should get him there.

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Re: Challengers in the lead up to US Open 2017

Post by PKBasu » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:26 pm

Yes, that is the level he's been playing at for the past 3 months or so. Stay healthy and he'll get there. Stamina has been an issue, otherwise he could have risen upnthe rankings faster. The key is to make finals and win titles to get your ranking up faster. Good start this week.
Yuki is now 201 in the live rankings. With nothing to defend until end September, each win gives him points and moves him up the rankings.

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Re: Challengers in the lead up to US Open 2017

Post by sameerph » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:26 pm

Blaz Kavcic stormed thru his first round match today. So, he will meet Yuki next.

At $75K Gatineau Challenger 2017, Canada

[R2] Yuki Bhambri (IND,212) vs (3) Blaz Kavcic (SLO,98)

Yuki had beaten Kavcic twice early this year in China challengers. But, Kavcic is now in hot form being on 6 match winning streak. So, let us how Yuki is able to tackle him.

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Re: Challengers in the lead up to US Open 2017

Post by PKBasu » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:42 pm

Yuki is also playing doubles with Uchiyama this week. They play 2nd seeded Bambridge and O'Hare in R1.

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Re: Challengers in the lead up to US Open 2017

Post by PKBasu » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:15 pm

Bhambri/Uchiyama beat the second seeded Bambridge/O'Hare 75 61

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