European and Asian ATP / WTA tournaments Sept-Oct 2017

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Re: European and Asian ATP / WTA tournaments Sept-Oct 2017

Post by bujilover » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:54 pm

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Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:40 pm
Excellent performance by Divij and Lipsky. To beat 2 top notch pairs on the tour - Ram/Klassen and Dodig/Granollers is really top notch. This is fourth ATP final for Divij and first one with a partner other than Divij.
Purav, that is :p

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Re: European and Asian ATP / WTA tournaments Sept-Oct 2017

Post by arjun2761 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:09 pm

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Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:56 pm
Really sad to see Yuki lose
Thanks, good highlights. He had 2 breakpoints at 3-0 in the final set to go 2 breaks up before he lost the plot. Appeared to play some tired looking shots in the end, so his fitness may have been a factor in the end.

He hit some absolutely brilliant backhands in this match - better than some his previous matches which I have seen, so he seems to have improved on that aspect of his game.

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Re: European and Asian ATP / WTA tournaments Sept-Oct 2017

Post by sameerph » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:45 am

True, even in the earlier match he hit some superb backhand winners. That 40-15 on Dzmuhur serve at 3-0 was a sort of match point like opportunity missed. Dzmhur saves those break points with some great serving and shot making but Yuki's team will need to work on this mental aspect too as this is at least 3rd or 4th time this year that he has lost a match from a break up in third set.

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Re: European and Asian ATP / WTA tournaments Sept-Oct 2017

Post by jaydeep » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:49 pm

Rohan-Pablo r facing wild-card pairing of Kohlschreiber and Mirnyi.

At €2M Erste Bank Open 500 2017, Vienna, Austria

[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Pablo Cuevas (URU) vs (WC) Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)/ Max Mirnyi (BLR)

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Re: European and Asian ATP / WTA tournaments Sept-Oct 2017

Post by Abish arul » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:04 pm

And damir dzumhur went on to reach the final in Moscow.wish Yuki has done that

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Re: European and Asian ATP / WTA tournaments Sept-Oct 2017

Post by arjun2761 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:41 pm

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True, even in the earlier match he hit some superb backhand winners. That 40-15 on Dzmuhur serve at 3-0 was a sort of match point like opportunity missed. Dzmhur saves those break points with some great serving and shot making but Yuki's team will need to work on this mental aspect too as this is at least 3rd or 4th time this year that he has lost a match from a break up in third set.
Yuki has a decidedly mediocre first serve, so serving out a victory isn't easy for him unless he is also winning his share of backcourt rallies. Strangely, he is pretty effective with his second serve perhaps because the opponents make mistakes attacking it while they perhaps simply focus on returning the first serve which isn't difficult against Yuki's first serve.

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Re: European and Asian ATP / WTA tournaments Sept-Oct 2017

Post by sameerph » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:11 am

Divij plays his doubles final today at 5pm Indian time.

At €589K European Open 2017, Antwerp, Belgium


[SF] Scott Lipsky (USA)/ Divij Sharan (IND) vs. Santiago Gonzales (MEX) / Julip Peralta (CHI)

Gonzalez and Peralta also appears to be a new pair but in the first 4 weeks they have gone SF,SF,QF and now final. So, they should start as favorites but our pair has beaten 2 higher ranked teams this week and hope for another upset.

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Re: European and Asian ATP / WTA tournaments Sept-Oct 2017

Post by jaydeep » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:14 pm

Lee and Purav r 3rd seed and facing local wildcard pair ... This week, Divij is partnering another Scott and they r facing 2nd seed pair.

At $125K+H Brest Challenger 2017, France

[R1] (3) Leander Paes (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) vs (WC) Mathias Bourgue (FRA)/ Ugo Humbert (FRA)
[R1] Scott Clayton (GBR)/ Divij Sharan (IND) vs (2) Roman Jebavy (CZE)/ Adil Shamasdin (CAN)

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Re: European and Asian ATP / WTA tournaments Sept-Oct 2017

Post by jaydeep » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:26 pm

Divij and Lipsky lifted the Antwerp Open title in the match tie-break ... After winning the first set our pair lost the momentum in the second, but they recovered and took control of the match tie-break from the beginning; 5-2, 6-3, 8-5.

At €589K European Open 2017, Antwerp, Belgium

Doubles Final
Scott Lipsky (USA)/ Divij Sharan (IND) bt Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)/ Julio Peralta (CHI) 64 26 10-5

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Re: European and Asian ATP / WTA tournaments Sept-Oct 2017

Post by sameerph » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:32 pm

Great stuff from Divij and Lipsky to win this title in a tough field. :clap:

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Re: European and Asian ATP / WTA tournaments Sept-Oct 2017

Post by PKBasu » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:03 pm

jaydeep wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:26 pm
Divij and Lipsky lifted the Vienna Open title in the match tie-break ... After winning the first set our pair lost the momentum in the second, but they recovered and took control of the match tie-break from the beginning; 5-2, 6-3, 8-5.

At €589K European Open 2017, Vienna, Austria

Doubles Final
Scott Lipsky (USA)/ Divij Sharan (IND) bt Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)/ Julio Peralta (CHI) 64 26 10-5
Great job by Sharan/Lipsky to win the European Open title in Antwerp, Belgium. They beat the second and third seeds on the way to the title, in a field that was headed by the legendary Bryan twins. Terrific stuff for Divij, who will be at a new career high doubles ranking of 50 tomorrow!

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Re: European and Asian ATP / WTA tournaments Sept-Oct 2017

Post by bujilover » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:15 pm

jaydeep wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:14 pm
Lee and Purav r 3rd seed and facing local wildcard pair ... This week, Divij is partnering another Scott and they r facing 2nd seed pair.

At $125K+H Brest Challenger 2017, France

[R1] (3) Leander Paes (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) vs (WC) Mathias Bourgue (FRA)/ Ugo Humbert (FRA)
[R1] Scott Clayton (GBR)/ Divij Sharan (IND) vs (2) Roman Jebavy (CZE)/ Adil Shamasdin (CAN)

Strange choice for Divij this week. Never heard of Clayton although he is ranked 159.

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Re: European and Asian ATP / WTA tournaments Sept-Oct 2017

Post by Omkara » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:28 pm

Many congratulations to Divij. I doubt you have a lot of choice while playing challengers if you don't have predetermined partners. As long he wins, no problem

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Re: European and Asian ATP / WTA tournaments Sept-Oct 2017

Post by Omkara » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:21 pm

Dzmuhur won the title.

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Re: European and Asian ATP / WTA tournaments Sept-Oct 2017

Post by S_K_S » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:49 pm

jaydeep wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:26 pm
Doubles Final
Scott Lipsky (USA)/ Divij Sharan (IND) bt Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)/ Julio Peralta (CHI) 64 26 10-5
Attaboy Divij. Great going. :clap:

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