US Challengers, 2018

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US Challengers, 2018

Post by sameerph » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:31 am

There are 3 big challengers in next 3 weeks in US, $150K(+H) in Newport this week, $125K in Dallas next week and $100K in n Francisvo the week after.

Jeevan and Leander are playing this week with their respective partners. It is likely that they will play here for all 3 weeks. I guess Purav may join and RamK is the entry list for third week in San Francisvo. So, opening a thread for this.

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by sameerph » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:43 am

This week at $150K(+H) Newport Beach, California

[R1] (2) PAES, Leander (IND) / CERRETANI, James (USA) vs. BEHAR, Ariel (URU) / GONZALEZ, Maximo (ARG)

[R1] NEDUNCHEZHIYAN, Jeevan (IND) / RUNGKAT, Christopher (INA) vs. (WC) REESE, Hunter (USA) / SARMIENTO, Raymond (USA)

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by PKBasu » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:36 am

Leander’s motivation level is just utterly admirable. To be playing Challengers at 44+, immediately after a mild
disappointment at a Slam (following a big upset win) really requires heart and commitment.

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by sameerph » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:01 am

True, to motivate oneself playing in challengers is really hard for someone who has won multiple slams. Most of the top players retire just because they do not have motivation to come back and play at challengers in an effort to get their ranking up. All credit to Leander to be able to do this.

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by knarayen » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:28 pm

sameerph wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:31 am
There are 3 big challengers in next 3 weeks in US, $150K(+H) in Newport this week, $125K in Dallas next week and $100K in n Francisvo the week after.

Jeevan and Leander are playing this week with their respective partners. It is likely that they will play here for all 3 weeks. I guess Purav may join and RamK is the entry list for third week in San Francisvo. So, opening a thread for this.
Darn it..I am going to be away on business all week - so I will miss the Dallas Challenger once again! :damn:

However I don't see any of our guys on the main draw list or alternates - so I wont be missing anything it looks like. Karunuday is at 64 out on the alternates - not likely to happen for him.

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by bujilover » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:57 pm

Jeevan/Rungkat starts with a tough win in the Newport CH.

[R1] NEDUNCHEZHIYAN, Jeevan (IND,123) / RUNGKAT, Christopher (INA,120) 3-6 6-3 10-5 (WC) REESE, Hunter (USA,206) / SARMIENTO, Raymond (USA,819)

Most probably be up against the 3rd seeds S Lipsky/ D Marrero in R2. :goodluck:

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by sameerph » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:40 am

Leander also started with a win.

At $150K(+H) Newport Beach, California

[R1] (2) PAES, Leander (IND) / CERRETANI, James (USA) d. BEHAR, Ariel (URU) / GONZALEZ, Maximo (ARG) 75 63

Next,

[QF] NEDUNCHEZHIYAN, Jeevan (IND) / RUNGKAT, Christopher (INA) vs. (3) LIPSKY, Scott (USA) / MARRERO, David (ESP)

[QF] (2) PAES, Leander (IND) / CERRETANI, James (USA) vs. MMOH, Michael (USA) / TIAFOE, Frances (USA)

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by Saniapower » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:53 am

Leander at this age still plays very good doubles. Australian open 2018 is a good example of his class. He also plays his role in helping other Indian players to rise on the atp tour. Earlier in his career he helped Mahesh Bhupathi and now he is helping Purav Raja, very good attitude from an excellent human being.

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by prashanthm » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:27 pm

Saniapower wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:53 am
now he (LP) is helping Purav Raja
What?!
dude, you never cease to amaze me... :D

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by S_K_S » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:07 pm

He was looking for a bite and he got one.

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by Saniapower » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:16 am

Raja now having an excellent & regular doubles partner - thats all

[QF] (2) Leander Peas(IND)/ James Cerretani (USA) def Michael Mmoh (USA)/ Frances Tiafoe (USA) - WO
[SF] (2) Leander Peas (IND)/James Cerretani (USA) vs (4) Marcelo Arevalo (ESA)/Miguel Reyes Varela (MEX)

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by Saniapower » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:23 am

[QF] NEDUNCHEZHIYAN, Jeevan (IND) / RUNGKAT, Christopher (INA) l. (3) LIPSKY, Scott (USA) / MARRERO, David (ESP) 7-6(4) 4-6 8-10

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by PKBasu » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:52 am

Paes/Cerretani are in the final at NewportBeach, and Leander is back in the top-50 of the live doubles rankings.

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by jaydeep » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:27 am

Lee-Cerretani in the final with a comfortable win over the 4th seeds ... In the final, they r facing Huey and Kudla for the title.

At $150K+H Newport Beach Challenger 2018, USA

[SF] (2) Leander Paes (IND)/ James Cerretani (USA) bt (4) Marcelo Arevalo (ESA)/ Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) 63 63

[F] (2) Leander Paes (IND)/ James Cerretani (USA) vs Treat Huey (PHI)/ Denis Kudla (USA)

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Re: US Challengers 2018

Post by Saniapower » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:15 am

prashanthm wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:27 pm
Saniapower wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:53 am
now he (LP) is helping Purav Raja
What?!
dude, you never cease to amaze me... :D
Connect your tongue with your brain.

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