Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

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Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

Post by Omkara » Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:13 pm

Wow this is really good. It was sometime since we had a main draw singles win



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Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

Post by arjun2761 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:32 pm

Nice win by Prajnesh!! Hopefully, this indicates that he is also reasonably fit to compete and does not have any injuries which impact performance.

Sonego, #75 ranked Italian, is as good as it gets as a second round ATP main draw opponent. Hopefully, Prajnesh can get at least one more win here...



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Post by jayakris » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:04 pm

arjun2761 wrote:
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Nice win by Prajnesh!! Hopefully, this indicates that he is also reasonably fit to compete and does not have any injuries which impact performance.
That is what I was thinking too. It's a great relief to know that there may not be any serious and lasting injury issues for him (hopefully). If there were, it just wouldn't be possible for him to get a win at this level, not to mention a bagel set and a tiebreaker win on somebody like Janko, however rusty he is.



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Post by jaydeep » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:48 am

Yes, after longtime a win on the ATP main-draw ... Good start for Prajnesh.



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Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

Post by sameerph » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:00 am

jayakris wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:04 pm
arjun2761 wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:32 pm
Nice win by Prajnesh!! Hopefully, this indicates that he is also reasonably fit to compete and does not have any injuries which impact performance.
That is what I was thinking too. It's a great relief to know that there may not be any serious and lasting injury issues for him (hopefully). If there were, it just wouldn't be possible for him to get a win at this level, not to mention a bagel set and a tiebreaker win on somebody like Janko, however rusty he is.
As per reports, he served at full throttle in this match as opposed to his earlier matches over last couple of months when he had dropped his serve speed considerably. Again an indication that he mostly has got over his injury worries which is good news along with the win.



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Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

Post by PKBasu » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:39 am

Lorenzo Sonego, his R2 opponent (I instinctively wrote "Q2"...then corrected myself; it is wonderful that he's playing in R2 of the main draw of an ATP tournament again...) is a clay courter who has lost several R1 or Q1 matches on grass this year. (But he will be consoling himself that that is true of Prajnesh too -- until he notices that our man beat Shapovalov on grass last year). Prajnesh the firm favourite in my book for today's match!



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Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

Post by PKBasu » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:58 pm

Prajnesh playing singles (R2) and Leander doubles (R1) on adjacent courts in Antalya, Turkey, right now. Both matches on serve in the first set.



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Post by Tolamu » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:40 pm

Prajnesh wins 1st set 7-6(7-3).
Lee & co. wins 6-3 6-4.



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Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

Post by Tolamu » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:55 pm

Prajnesh is 3 breaks down 0-5 in set 2. Have to break to save the set. Hope he fights hard in set 3.

:damn: bagelled. Won only 3 pts in the whole set. 2 while receiving, 1 while serving. Hope his injuries are not flaring up.
Wasted a gamepoint, saves a break point, finally holds serve. Leads set 3 1-0
Sonego holds serve at 15. 1-1
Holds comfortably. 2-1



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Post by jayakris » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:33 pm

At 76 06 44, Prajnesh went through several deuces, but served his 5th and 6th aces to hold! 5-4 in the third...



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Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

Post by Tolamu » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:49 pm

Broken in the 11th game. Sonego served to win 7-5. Heartbreak.



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Post by jayakris » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:03 pm

Tolamu wrote:
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Broken in the 11th game. Sonego served to win 7-5. Heartbreak.
I had kinda felt that it was coming. Returning from injuries are like this. It's probably a good thing to not over-strain with too many matches this week, when he seems to have reached his previous serve velocity and general form. That he served a couple of aces at crucial points late in the third set shows that things are fine and that he is probably not feeling pain or anything. But let us not overdo it and re-injure anything. He got some very useful points and a good shot of confidence here. Take rest and come back recharged for Wimbledon! Go Prajnesh.



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Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

Post by jaydeep » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:39 pm

Yes, agree with Jay's assessment.
Lee and Benoit r facing the 4th seed Jebavy and Oswald ... Divij and Marcelo r facing Zelenay and Molchanov.

At € 507K Turkish Airlines Open 2019, Antalya, Turkey

[R1] Leander Paes (IND)/ Benoit Paire (FRA) bt Sander Arends (NED)/ Matwe Middelkoop (NED) 63 64

[QF] Leander Paes (IND)/ Benoit Paire (FRA) vs (4) Roman Jebavy (CZE)/ Philipp Oswald (AUT)
[QF] (2) Marcelo Demoliner (BRA)/ Divij Sharan (IND) vs Denys Molchanov (UKR)/ Igor Zelenay (SVK)



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Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

Post by jaydeep » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:40 pm

The reunited pairing of Rohan and Cuevas started with straight sets win over Lajovic and Cecchinato ... Next, they r facing the 2nd seed Argentine pair.

At € 745K Nature Valley International 2019, Eastbourne, Great Britain

[R1] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Pablo Cuevas (URU) bt Marco Cecchinato (ITA)/ Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 62 75

[QF] Rohan Bopanna (IND)/ Pablo Cuevas (URU) vs (2) Maximo Gonzalez (ARG)/ Horacio Zeballos (ARG)



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Re: Grass tournaments (Challengers & ATP/WTA tour) 2019

Post by PKBasu » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:23 pm

Strange match from Prajnesh. Did he tank the second set in order to come back stronger for the third? Five-setters are likely to be challenging for him, but let’s hope he gets a good draw at Wimbledon.



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