US Challengers, 2018

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by knarayen » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:27 pm

Dallas 2018 Challenger at TBarM is completely sold out (has been for the past 4 days) - Nishikori has been a huge draw here as well.

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by VReddy » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:45 pm

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Worth a watch - https://twitter.com/kayostennis/status/ ... 2151851008
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Another one, this time an interview of our players: https://www.facebook.com/craig.karseno/ ... 0435281716

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Post by S_K_S » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:04 am

One more. This time from the challenger tour itself ....https://twitter.com/atpchallenger/statu ... 6758300672

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by Omkara » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:21 am

[F] (1) Leander Paes (IND)/ Joe Salisbury (GBR) l (4) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND)/ Christopher Rungkat (INA) 4-6, 6-3, 7-10

Congrats Jeevan

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by bujilover » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:56 am

Great week for Jeevan/Rungkat at Dallas (the pair lost in the finals to Salisbury/D O’Hare last year). :notworthy:

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by sameerph » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:48 am

Yes, first challenger title for the pair together after having lost 5 finals before this. So, they sort of broke the final jinx. Hope this pair gets stronger now.

Individually, this is 5th challenger doubles title for Jeevan apart from 1 ATP title which he has.( all with different partners).

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by PKBasu » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:16 pm

Congrats to Jeevan and Rungkat. May they go from strength to strength.

And Leander isn't playing in the Quito ATP. Bizarre scheduling indeed!

Purav is top-seeded in Quito with Demoliner.

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by vparam » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:46 pm

Is Leander playing the San Francisco challenger? The draw hasn’t been posted yet so was just wondering if he’s playing anywhere this week.

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by S_K_S » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:23 pm

$100,000+H San Francisco
1st Qualifying Round - (8)Franco Agamenone d Karunuday Singh 26 60 61

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by meyyis » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:13 am

Leander is not playing in the San Francisco Challenger this week. Jeevan and Rungkat are seeded third this week and take on a WC pair in the first round.

At $100,000+H San Francisco
[R1] (3) Jeevan NEDUNCHEZIYAN (IND) / Christopher RUNGKAT (INA) vs. (WC) Andre GORANSSON (SWE) / Florian LAKAT (FRA)

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by sameerph » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:24 am

Strange scheduling indeed by Leander. He plays 2 weeks of challengers in US which does not help much in rankings and then misses a week where there are 3 ATP 250 tournaments around the world.

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by Rajiv » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:41 am

It is also about appearance money , these US challengers having been splashing big money to get big names like Nishikori and a Charismatic player like LP is a good draw for the crowds at these challengers which we saw during the matches which he played , there was always a healthy turnout.

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by S_K_S » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:50 pm

Wasn't RamK playing San Francisco or did I get that totally wrong?

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Re: US Challengers, Jan-Feb. 2018

Post by jaydeep » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:57 pm

sameerph wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:24 am
Strange scheduling indeed by Leander. He plays 2 weeks of challengers in US which does not help much in rankings and then misses a week where there are 3 ATP 250 tournaments around the world.
I feel, we r commenting on unknown ... May be he had some family/ other obligation this week, so he decided to skip this week and played last two weeks to grab as much points as possible.

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