European Challengers 2020

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Re: European Challengers 2020

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Yes, hope so. His German opponent suddenly had a big week this week otherwise he is a futures level player. Great chance for RamK.

Our doubles teams lost in the QF.

At Eckental Challenger 100, Germany

[QF] (1) Divij Sharan (IND) / Igor Zelenay (CZE) l . Marc-Andrea Huesler (AUT) / Kamil Majchrzak (POL) 46 36

[QF] (3) Purav Raja (IND) / Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) l. Harri Heliovaara (FIN) / Jurij Rodionov (AUT) 36 76(3) 8-10

RamK's match first on court at 3.30 pm India time.

[SF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,206) vs. (Q) Marvin Moeller (GER,1495)


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Even I hope everyone is proven wrong. Even me. For what I am about to say.

Loose= belt tight / loose
Lose= win /lose

I hope you don't get upset :oops:


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RamK lost set 1 where the only break of serve came from a set where RamK served two back to back DF's and netted a playable ball. I stopped watching after that.


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After losing the first set 4-6, RamK won the second set easily 6-1 and is now up a break 2-1 in the third set.


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Clearly I shouldn't be watching. :D


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Atta Boy!! Ram.. Despite the best efforts of some realist's Ram comes back strongly to trounce his opponent in the remaining 2 sets to enter his 5th career Challenger Finals.
Well Played Ram :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Re: European Challengers 2020

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Super comeback from RamK.


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Rajiv wrote: Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:37 am Atta Boy!! Ram.. Despite the best efforts of some realist's Ram comes back strongly to trounce his opponent in the remaining 2 sets to enter his 5th career Challenger Finals.
Well Played Ram :clap: :clap: :clap:

What's his record in Challenger Finals?


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It is 0-4, and fingers crossed for turning things this time around.

Ram will be up against USO sensation S Korda , son of Petr Korda


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I only watched part of first set and RamK was repeately passed on his second serve and I was cursing him to be still coming in to net on every second serve too. Did not watch second and third sets much. So, not sure if he changed his tactics.

At Eckental Challenger 100, Germany

[SF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,206) d. (Q) Marvin Moeller (GER,1495) 46 61 61

Next,

[F] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,206) vs. Sabastian Korda (USA,136)

This one is a tough one for RamK.


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Re: European Challengers 2020

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I was so busy for a couple of days that I didn't get a chance to come and celebrate RamK's big run.... Man, it feels like ages (maybe because it has actually been ages) since he had a big run at a tournament. Go RamK, Go... May all the net kordas go his way on kord tomorrow against Korda.


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RamK vs Sebastian Korda in another 15 minutes. Go RamK. Play loose but don't lose.


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At Eckental Challenger 100, Germany

[F] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,206) vs. Sabastian Korda (USA,136)

RamK holds after 3 deuces.
1-0 Korda holds at 30.
1-1 RamK saves a bp at 30-40 and holds.
2-1 Korda holds after 1 deuce.
2-2 RamK holds at 30. 2 double faults in that service game but followed it up with 2 aces, last one on second serve. 4 aces, 5 double faults so far, needs to improve on that ratio.
3-2 Korda holds at 30 .
3-3 RamK broken at 30. :-( Some great passing shots by Korda. RamK first serve % is only 44%. Need to bring that up if he wants to hold well. Almost each service game has been a struggle so far due to that.
3-4 Korda holds at love.
3-5 RamK holds at 30. A couple of very good backhand topspin shots there. Why he does not do this more often ? Korda to serve for the set.
4-5 Damn, RamK had 3 break points, 2 at 15-40 when he hit at an easy shot out and then another at ad-out, but Korda somehow holds to take the first set. Missed opportunity there for RamK.
4-6


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Re: European Challengers 2020

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Korda serving 40-30 and the umpire gives the point to Korda as they are playing a point. She says that he was talking loudly! Strange sequence and RamK is upset. It is 3-3 on serve.


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RamK needs to improve his first serve % and reduce double faults. On ground game he is competing well with Korda.

At Eckental Challenger 100, Germany

[F] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,206) vs. Sabastian Korda (USA,136) 46

RamK starts with a good hold 1t 15.
0-1 Korda holds at 15.
1-1 RamK holds at 15.
2-1 Korda holds at 30. Couple of great returns by RamK but could not make it count.
2-2 RamK broken at 30. :-(
2-3 RamK breaks back after being 40-15 down with some great play.
3-3 RamK holds at 15
4-3 Korda holds at 30
4-4 Damn, RamK broken after being 40-0 up, some great returning by Korda though.
4-5 And Korda holds at 15 to take the match.
4-6