ATP Tournaments - September-October 2018

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ATP Tournaments - September-October 2018

Post by jaydeep » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:58 am

Prajnesh is playing the Chengdu open qualifying ... He started with an easy win over local wild-card player ... In the final qualifying, he is facing Japanese Hiroki Moriya, who defeated the top-seed Aussie Jason Kubler.

In the doubles, only Vishnu is missing from the list ... Leander and Miguel r again facing the top-seeds, this time the Croatian Dodig and Pavic ... Divij and Artem r the 3rd seeds but facing Jeevan and Krajicek in the first round ... Rohan is playing with Bala and they r facing the 2nd seeds Zeballos and Peralta.

At $1M Chengdu Open 2018, China

[Q1] (7) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,162) bt (WC) Zihao Xia (CHN,512) 62 75

[Q2] (7) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,162) vs Hiroki Moriya (JPN,187)

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[R1] Leander Paes (IND)/ Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) vs (1) Ivan Dodig (CRO)/ Mat Pavic (CRO)
[R1] (3) Divij Sharan (IND)/ Artem Sitak (NZL) vs Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND)/ Austin Krajicek (USA)
[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ N. Sriram Balaji (IND) vs (2) Julio Peralta (CHI)/ Horacio Zeballos (ARG)

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Re: ATP Tournaments Asia - September-October 2018

Post by jaydeep » Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:10 am

RamK is playing in the Shenzhen Open qualifying ... He started with a comeback win over Aussie youngster Max Purcell ... In the final qualifying, he is facing Chinese wild-card player Yecong He, his opponent Safwat retired in the second set.

At $800K Shenzhen Open 2018, China

[Q1] (3) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,134) bt Max Purcell (AUS,239) 36 63 76(3)

[Q2] (3) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,134) vs (WC) Yecong He (CHN,813)

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Re: ATP Tournaments Asia - September-October 2018

Post by jaydeep » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:01 am

As expected, RamK qualifies for the main-draw without losing much sweat ... He won the final qualifying match losing a couple of games.

At $800K Shenzhen Open 2018, China

[Q2] (3) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,134) bt (WC) Yecong He (CHN,813) 61 61

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Re: ATP Tournaments Asia - September-October 2018

Post by RohitG » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:04 am

Prajnesh makes good use of his chance and qualifies for the main draw. Good day for RamK and Prajnesh

At $1M Chengdu Open 2018, China

[Q2] (7) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,162) bt Hiroki Moriya (JPN,187) 64 63

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Re: ATP Tournaments Asia - September-October 2018

Post by jaydeep » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:05 am

Yes, good to see our both players qualify in two different tournaments.

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Re: ATP Tournaments Asia - September-October 2018

Post by jaydeep » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:29 am

In the first round, RamK is facing the former top-40 Czech player, Jiri Vesely.

At $800K Shenzhen Open 2018, China

[R1] (Q) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,134) vs Jiri Vesely (CZE,91)

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Re: ATP Tournaments Asia - September-October 2018

Post by vparam » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:10 am

I’m truly amazed how much money both of these 250 ATP tournaments in China, which are taking place at the same time are offering compared to the Pune Open.

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Re: ATP Tournaments Asia - September-October 2018

Post by jaydeep » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:28 am

In the main draw, Prajnesh is facing the WR#60 Italian, Matteo Berrettini ... The 22 yrs. old Berrettini won Swiss open in July and captured the doubles title at the St. Petersburg Open, where he and Fognini defeated Lee and his Mexican partner in the quarters.

At $1M Chengdu Open 2018, China

[R1] (Q) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,164) vs Matteo Berrettini (ITA,60)

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Re: ATP Tournaments Asia - September-October 2018

Post by PKBasu » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:06 am

Wonderful to see two Indians in the singles main draws of two separate ATP tournaments this week — and both pretty big ones in Asia.

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Re: ATP Tournaments Asia - September-October 2018

Post by sameerph » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:53 am

This is the fourth ATP tournament which Prajnesh will be appearing this year - Stuttgart,Atlanta,Los Cabos and now Chengdu and he had not played any before this year. Financially, this is a much rewarding year for Prajnesh. He has earned $114K this year which is much more than his career rankings till end 2017 of US$96K.

In terms of points, he is defending 33 points this week from Tiburon challenger SF last year. So, he will have to win 1 round in main draw to defend those points.

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Re: ATP Tournaments Asia - September-October 2018

Post by jaydeep » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:07 am

Lee and Miguel lost in the match tie-break against the top-seed Croatians after winning the first set.

At $1M Chengdu Open 2018, China

[R1] Leander Paes (IND)/ Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) l (1) Ivan Dodig (CRO)/ Mat Pavic (CRO) 64 36 5-10

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Re: ATP Tournaments Asia - September-October 2018

Post by PKBasu » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:47 am

Jeevan/Austin upset 3rd seeded Divij/Artem 36 76(2) 10-7 at the Chengdu Open.

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Re: ATP Tournaments Asia - September-October 2018

Post by PKBasu » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:14 am

Ramkumar has won the first set against Jiri Vesely 7-5

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Re: ATP Tournaments Asia - September-October 2018

Post by sameerph » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:16 am

RamK takes the first set 7-5 against Vesely. He was always dominating that set and earned 11 break points. He could not convert first 10 but finally Vesely double faulted on 11th break point opportunity for RamK. On the other hand, RamK did not face a single break point on his serve despite getting only 45% first serves in. He won 13 out of 14 points on his first serve.

Hope he continues this form now.

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Re: ATP Tournaments Asia - September-October 2018

Post by PKBasu » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:29 am

RamK is up 75 30 now against Vesely

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