Asian Challengers July-September 2018

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Re: China Challengers July-August 2018

Post by sameerph » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:48 am

And Krstin retires after being 0-3 down in the second set.

At $150K Jinan Challenger 2018, China

[R1] Arjun Kadhe (IND,346) d. (7) Pedja Krstin (SRB,207) 76(6) 30 retd.

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Re: China Challengers July-August 2018

Post by Omkara » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:40 am

:D :D

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Re: China Challengers July-August 2018

Post by PKBasu » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:33 pm

Wonderful victory for Arjun. Glad he has arrested his short slump in form with this excellent upset win in a big Challenger.

That takes Arjun Kadhe to a new career-high ranking of 328.

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Re: China Challengers July-August 2018

Post by jaydeep » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:41 am

Bad outing for Ramk ... A shocking straight sets loss of RamK against experienced Harri Heliovaara ... Manish also failed to challenge Duck Hee Lee in his one-sided loss.
Arjun is having a tough match against experienced James Ward in the second round.

At $150K Jinan Challenger 2018, China

[R1] (1) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,117) l Harri Heliovaara (FIN,349) 36 46
[R1] (Q) Manish Sureshkumar (IND,584) l Duck Hee Lee (KOR,239) 16 36

[R2] Arjun Kadhe (IND,346) vs James Ward (GBR,305)

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Re: China Challengers July-August 2018

Post by jaydeep » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:41 am

Turned to be a bad day for us as Arjun and Matsui also lost their doubles match against experience Chinese pair ... In the match tie-break, Arjun-Matsui had a match point at 9-8 on their own serve.

At $150K Jinan Challenger 2018, China

[R1] (4) Arjun Kadhe (IND)/ Toshihide Matsui (JPN) l Zhe Li (CHN)/ Di Wu (CHN) 63 57 9-11

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Re: China Challengers July-August 2018

Post by vparam » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:33 pm

Sad that Ram K hasn't used the momentum from the finals at Newport to his advantage. These losses are truly shocking and 1 sided.

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Re: China Challengers July-August 2018

Post by Saniapower » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:46 am

These losses are not shocking at all. Serve and Slice will not work on hard court. A strong fit energetic young man with full of energy is doing nothing to change the nature of his back hand is really shocking.

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Re: China Challengers July-August 2018

Post by PKBasu » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:33 am

He has definitely improved his backhand markedly. Jet lag is probably one explanation for this bad loss in R1.

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Re: China Challengers July-August 2018

Post by meyyis » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:24 pm

At $150K Jinan Challenger 2018, China

[R2] Arjun Kadhe (IND,346) l. James Ward (GBR,305) : 3-6, 1-6

Mukund partnering Niesten had entered the Doubles Main draw as an Alternate pair and won their First round match quite convincingly.
In the QF, they meet Zhe Li and Di Wu who beat Arjun Kadhe and Matsui in the first round.

[R1] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND) / Miliaan Niesten (NED) d. Nikola Milojević (SRB) / Hiroki Moriya (JPN) : 6-1, 6-3

[QF] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND) / Miliaan Niesten (NED) vs. Zhe Li (CHN) / Di Wu (CHN)

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Re: China Challengers July-August 2018

Post by meyyis » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:11 pm

At $150K Jinan Challenger 2018, China

Zhe Li and Di Wu dished out the same bitter pill to Mukund and Niesten winning the MTB comfortably this time.

[QF] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND) / Miliaan Niesten (NED) l. Zhe Li (CHN) / Di Wu (CHN) : 6-3, 3-6, 5-10

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Re: China/Korea Challengers July-August 2018

Post by sameerph » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:39 pm

3 Indians are playing in the $50K+H Gwangju challenger in Korea next week.

At $50K(+H) Gwangju challenger, Korea

[Q1] (7) Siddharth Rawat (IND,624) bye
[Q2] (7) Siddharth Rawat (IND,624) d. (WC) Woo Hyeok Jung (KOR,NR) 60 63

Next,

[Q3] (7) Siddharth Rawat (IND,624) vs. Matej Sabonov (CRO,896)

Main draw -

[R1] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,377) vs. (8) Renta Tokuda (JPN,307)

[R1] Arjun Kadhe (IND,346) vs. (3) Alexander Bublik (KAZ,172)

Tough matches against seeds for both Arjun and Mukund.

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Re: China/Korea Challengers July-August 2018

Post by suresh » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:07 am

Sid qualifies into the main draw:

[Q3] (7) Siddharth Rawat (IND,624) d Matej Sabonov (CRO,896) 6-4 6-1

Next up:

[R1] (7) Siddharth Rawat (IND,624) vs. (WC) Cheong-Eui KIM (KOR, 370)

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Re: China/Korea Challengers July-August 2018

Post by meyyis » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:27 am

At $50K(+H) Gwangju challenger, Korea

Main draw -

[R1] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,377) l. (8) Renta Tokuda (JPN,307) : 6-3, 2-6, 3-6
[R1] Arjun Kadhe (IND,346) vs. (3) Alexander Bublik (KAZ,172)
[R1] (7) Siddharth Rawat (IND,624) vs. (WC) Cheong-Eui KIM (KOR, 370)

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Re: China/Korea Challengers July-August 2018

Post by Rajiv » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:13 am

At 5-4 Arjun breaks the 3rd seed Bublik to take the opening set 6-4 , Sid too broke his much higher ranked Korean opponent to take a 6-5 lead at which point the Korean took a MTO whereby upsetting his momentum and after a long game which went to few deuces , thankfully held on to take the opening first set 7-5

Come on Arun , Sid , finsh the job !!!

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Re: China/Korea Challengers July-August 2018

Post by Rajiv » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:58 am

Damm :damn: Arjun had a match point over the 3rd seed at 6-5 and Bublik who was ranked as high as 95 ,until 10 months ago,Arjun than went on to loose 3 points in row and lost the TB 6-8, Now 1 set all

Sid 4-5 on serve in the second set..

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