North American ATP tournaments Feb-March 2018

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North American ATP tournaments Feb-March 2018

Post by sameerph » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:43 pm

Opening a thread for these series of tournaments starting with ATP 250 in Long Island, New York starting today followed by Delray beach ATP 250 next week then ATP 500 at Acapulco and then Indian Wells/Miami ATP 1000.

Expect some Indian presence here in doubles and RamK has put in the qualifying entry list of NY/Delray beach and Acapulco. Hope Yuki comes in for Indian Wells/Miami qualies.

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Re: North American ATP tournaments Feb-March 2018

Post by sameerph » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:54 pm

As put in RamK's thread. he is playing qualies today at NY in a few hours time. Also LeePu are back together this week and Divij too playing here with Lipsky.

At $748K New York Open

[Q1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,140) vs. (7) Eenesto Escobedo (USA,133)

Doubles -

[R1] Divij Sharan (IND) / Scot Lipsky (USA) vs. Ryan Harrison (USA) / Steve Johnson (USA)

[R1] Leander Paes (IND) / Purav Raja (IND) vs. (2) Max Mirnyi (BLR) /Philip Oswald (AUT)

RamK got thrashed by Escobedo last time they played around same time last year. Hope he fares better today.

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Re: North American ATP tournaments Feb-March 2018

Post by Saniapower » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:39 pm

Ramk should go for single handed backhand. He will be able to open up his shoulder and play his shots more freely. He will not succeed at atp events with his miserable double handed backhand.

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Re: North American ATP tournaments Feb-March 2018

Post by bujilover » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:56 pm

Tough draw for Divij/Scott.

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Re: North American ATP tournaments Feb-March 2018

Post by bujilover » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:58 pm

[Q1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,140) 5-7 3-6 (7) Ernesto Escobedo (USA,133)

Expected loss! Will the results change from next week?

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Re: North American ATP tournaments Feb-March 2018

Post by sameerph » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:45 am

It is better than 26 36 thrashing that RamK got from Escobedo last year but still a loss. RamK just could not create any opportunities on Escobedo serve, he had 2 breakpoints which were in first service game of the match, nothing thereafter. in the meantime, he got broken once in each set. His return game still needs improvement.

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Re: North American ATP tournaments Feb-March 2018

Post by sameerph » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:03 am

Both Yuki and RamK are in the entry list of Indian Wells ATP 1000 starting March 6. Very strong entry list though. But, good to see Yuki too going for higher level tournaments.

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Re: North American ATP tournaments Feb-March 2018

Post by sameerph » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:49 am

Divij and Scot lost in first round.

At $748K New York Open

[R1] Divij Sharan (IND) / Scot Lipsky (USA) l. Ryan Harrison (USA) / Steve Johnson (USA) 57 36

LeePu to play their first round match today.

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Re: North American ATP tournaments Feb-March 2018

Post by Rajiv » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:24 am

Leander & Purav bow out in straight sets 3 & 4

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Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

Post by Rajiv » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:20 am

At the Delray Beach qualies Ram faces a much easier opponent than last week ,in 153 ranked Stefan Kozlov , Brain Fratangelo is the other guy in his draw. Both of the beatable and hopefully Ram should make the MD this time around

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Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

Post by VReddy » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:52 pm

What a win by Ram.. you beauty. I could only watch like 5-8 points thanks to bad connection in train but his service returns are no longer tapping it back in. He was aggressive on the second serve returns. His backhand during the rallies, I don't remember seeing an unforced slice (i.e., ball being low) - and he was in a strong position in most of those exchanges.

Ram got a bit lucky in those few points I saw as the opponent was very patchy and couldn't string more than 3-4 good shots in a rally. Makes it a good night - looking forward to the match tomorrow.

Ram won 6-3 6-2 :notworthy:

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Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

Post by VReddy » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:04 pm

Also given that Kozlov had scored an easy victory over Ram last May (6-1 6-2), the progress by Ram is even more sweet. Great on him to have taken the month or two off to train with his coach.

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Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

Post by Rajiv » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:10 pm

Up against a player who last year had wins over Heyong Chung and Tennys Sandgreen was going to be tricky because you are not only playing him but his entourage consisting of his parents, family,friends who will always look to unsettle the opponent with their unsporting cheering and influencing line calls and thats what precisly happened when Ram at 2 all in the first set,someone from his entourage called it out ,influencing the linesman and play was held up for 10 minutes when Ram called for tournament refree,but to no avail

Luckily Ram didn't allow that incident to affect him and immediately broke back playing superb attacking tennis, aided by a liberal dose of DF's from the Russian

Whatever transpired during the game or his oppononents reputation, as I said before the match Ram would win, and win he did, in an emphatic fashion

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Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

Post by VReddy » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:13 pm

Rajiv wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:10 pm

Whatever transpired during the game or his oppononents reputation, as I said before the match Ram would win, and win he did, in an emphatic fashion
Kudos - great call indeed :notworthy:

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Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

Post by arjun2761 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:16 pm

Nice win by RamK! Hopefully, he can follow it up in his next round.

BTW, his opponent Kozlov is an American of Macedonian descent...

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