New Delhi, Bhilai M15, Indore, Mumbai M25 - Oct 31-Nov 27, 2022

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New Delhi, Bhilai M15, Indore, Mumbai M25 - Oct 31-Nov 27, 2022

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4 weeks of futures circuit starting next week with a M15 in New Delhi followed by a couple of M25's in Indore and Mumbai and ending with M15 in Bhilai.

This is the entry list for week 1 in New Delhi-

MAIN DRAW DIRECT ACCEPTANCE
1 USA Oliver Crawford 347
2 IND Manish Sureshkumar 555
3 IND S D Prajwal Dev 673
4 IND Digvijay Pratap Singh 681
5 IND Nitin Kumar Sinha 792
6 FRA Florent Bax 793
7 SRB Boris Butulija 837
8 IND Niki Kaliyanda poonacha 862
9 IND Ishaque Eqbal 926
10 IND Rishab Agarwal 935
11 JPN Ryuki Matsuda 957
12 IND Adil Kalyanpur 1021
13 IND Karan Singh 1056
14 BRA Joao Marcos Nusdeo 1097
15 JPN Yuta Kawahashi 1100
16 IND Vishnu Vardhan 1109
17 USA Nicholas Bybel 1117
18 IND Siddharth Vishwakarma 1140
19 IND Dalwinder Singh 1187
20 (Special Exempt, if needed)
21 (Special Exempt, if needed)
22 Aman Dahiya Junior exempt

QUALIFYING
1 IND Bharath Nishok Kumaran 1199
2 IND Faisal Qamar 1274
3 IND Fardeen Quamar 1359
4 IND Suraj R Prabodh 1531
5 IND Madhwin Kamath 1571
6 KOR Junhyun Lee 1634
7 IND Ajay Malik 1634
8 IND Rohan Mehra 1802

There are 3 strong foreign players who will be seed including top seed from Great Britain. But, hope one of the Indian take the title.


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Re: New Delhi, Bhilai M15, Indore, Mumbai M25 - Oct 31-Nov 27, 2022

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There is much stronger entry list as expected for M25 in Indore the week after next-

1 RUS Evgeny Karlovskiy 322
2 USA Oliver Crawford 351
3 ISR Ben Patael 392
4 UKR Vladyslav Orlov 460
5 CZE Dominik Palan 480
6 UKR Eric Vanshelboim 514
7 IND Manish Sureshkumar 560
8 IND Sidharth Rawat 582
9 TUR Koray Kirci 632
10 AUS Thomas Fancutt 637
11 IND Digvijay Pratap Singh 656
12 RUS Bekhan Atlangeriev 660
13 IND S D Prajwal Dev 693
14 IND Nitin Kumar Sinha 789
15 FRA Florent Bax 794
16 SRB Boris Butulija 842
17 FRA Maxence Broville 851
18 INDNiki Kaliyanda poonacha 857
19 IND Ishaque Eqbal 922
20 IND Rishab Agarwal 930
21 (Special Exempt, if needed)
22 (Special Exempt, if needed)

Qualifying-
1 JPN Ryuki Matsuda 954
2 IND Adil Kalyanpur 1019
3 IND Karan Singh 1049
4 INDAbhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam 1087
5 BRA Joao Marcos Nusdeo 1090
6 JPN Yuta Kawahashi 1094
7 IND Vishnu Vardhan 1105

Probably Prajnesh and Mukund could have played here but they chose to play challengers in USA and Japan respectively.


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Re: New Delhi, Bhilai M15, Indore, Mumbai M25 - Oct 31-Nov 27, 2022

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Just saw the qualifying draw for the Delhi M15 at the ITF site... Madhvin Kamath is the top seed, so others above him in the list Sameer posted above must have made the main draw list.

48 players for three rounds of qualies for 6 spots... 46 Indians and two Koreans who are the 2nd and 5th seeds. 8th seed Chirag Duhan is the highest ranked among the 18 year olds starting out... Denim Yadav has got a wildcard but he did not look great in his final year in the juniors (like Aman Dahiya the junior exempt entry to the main draw). I am not sure where 18 year old Nishant Dabas, who was one young guy I was looking for. Did he get a main draw wildcard or something? (I doubt it)... 16 year old Aryan Shah is also there, but it is probably a bit too early to expect much from him.

One very young player in the main draw direct entry list that I would be thrilled to see do well, is 19 year old Karan Singh - who is the highest ranked 19-and-under player from India.


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Re: New Delhi, Bhilai M15, Indore, Mumbai M25 - Oct 31-Nov 27, 2022

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No big surprises in the Q1 matches on Saturday in Delhi. All but the 6th seed out of the 12 seeds advanced to Q2... 8th seed, 18 year old Chirag Duhan got taken to the distance by 37 year old veteran VM Ranjeet before advancing, 61 16 [10-3]...


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Re: New Delhi, Bhilai M15, Indore, Mumbai M25 - Oct 31-Nov 27, 2022

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Nice upset by 17 year old Aryan Shah at the Delhi Q2 today. He took out the 5th seeded Woobin Shin (KOR,1862) by a 63 52 (Ret.) score. Woobin Shin is an 18 year old who was ranked as high as #43 in the juniors earlier this year and one of the top juniors in Asia. Somebody should tell the Korean kid's advisors that retiring with one game to go in the match and denying the opponent a clean win is just not right. I mean, Aryan was on top of him pretty much all through the match and it is probably not some injury during the match that caused the loss.

19 year old Dhruv Hirpara (who was one of those guys whose junior years got messed up by the pandemic, but had won the J5 in Bhilai last year) upset the third seed Yash Chaurasia 64 76.

I am mostly focused on the young players at these futures in India, to see where the next spark might come from.


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Re: New Delhi, Bhilai M15, Indore, Mumbai M25 - Oct 31-Nov 27, 2022

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True, senior players like Manish or SD Prajwal Dev or Digivijay etc doing well here is not much to talk about at least this week's M15 ones. Maybe at M25 ones for the next 2 weeks where the field of foreign players get much tougher it will be more worthwhile seniors also do well and also give much more points in later stages.


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Re: New Delhi, Bhilai M15, Indore, Mumbai M25 - Oct 31-Nov 27, 2022

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And the other foreigner in the qualifying draw, 2nd seed, 20 year old Junhyun Lee (KOR,1635) just got upset 63 61 by a Manish Ganesh. I guess in Delhi we can do to Koreans what they do to us in Seoul. Never heard of this 21 year old Manish Ganesh, but he is in the final qualifying round! Nice. So all 6 qualifiers will be Indians tomorrow.


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Re: New Delhi, Bhilai M15, Indore, Mumbai M25 - Oct 31-Nov 27, 2022

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I was hoping to see Nishant Dabas playing here. But he isn't in the main draw either. Where is he? He has not played anywhere since July.


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Re: New Delhi, Bhilai M15, Indore, Mumbai M25 - Oct 31-Nov 27, 2022

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17 year Aryan Shah qualifed for the main draw beating Shahbaz Khan 64 63 in final qualifying round.

Other qualifiers were 18 year old Chirag Duhan, 20 year olds Madhvin Kamath and Rohan Mehra ,22 year old Sai Karteek Reddy Ganta and 31 year old Lakshit Sood.


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Re: New Delhi, Bhilai M15, Indore, Mumbai M25 - Oct 31-Nov 27, 2022

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It was nice to see all 3 or 4 of the 20-and-under players I wanted to see qualifying in, do just that. Aryan, Chirag, Madhvin. Just because he is only 20, I wanted Rohan Mehra to do it too, though I didn't know much about him. But he has played quite well in the recent months (qualified into two M15s in Israel, got a main draw win and ran a top-600 player closely, etc). I find that he had some J5 titles back in 2018 or so. One of those guys who couldn't play the final year or two of his juniors and got messed up a bit by the pandemic, I think.

But the main draw was not kind not Aryan. He gets the 5th seed Florent Bax of France. Chirag got the best match-cup, against unranked Oges Theyjo Jayaprakash (who really had no business getting a wildcard).


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Re: New Delhi, Bhilai M15, Indore, Mumbai M25 - Oct 31-Nov 27, 2022

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First round singles results-

(1) Oliver Crawford (USA) d. (Q) Sai Karteek Reddy Ganta (IND) 6-4 6-3
(WC) Shivank Bhatnagar (IND) d. (WC) Ajay Malik (IND) 4-6 7-6(3) 7-6(2)
(Q) Madhwin Kamath (IND) d. Rishab Agarwal (IND) 6-3 2-6 6-4
Siddharth Vishwakarma (IND) d. (6) Boris Butulija (SRB) 6-3 7-6(4)

(4) Nitin Kumar Sinha (IND) d. (WC) Sarthak Suden (IND) 6-1 6-0
Vishnu Vardhan (IND) d. Adil Kalyanpur (IND) 6-4 3-6 6-3
Ryuki Matsuda (JPN) d. Bharath Nishok Kumaran (IND) 6-3 6-3
(5) Florent Bax (FRA) d. (Q) Aryan Shah (IND) 6-3 6-1

(Q) Lakshit Sood (IND) d. (8) Ishaque Eqbal (IND) 6-4 2-6 7-6(4)
Faisal Qamar (IND) d. (Q) Rohan Mehra (IND) 6-2 7-6(6)
(Q) Chirag Duhan (IND) d. (WC) Oges Theyjo Jayaprakash (IND) 3-6 7-5 6-1
(3) Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND) d. Suraj R Prabodh (IND) 6-4 6-4

(7) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) d. Yuta Kawahashi (JPN) 6-3 4-6 6-1
Nicholas Bybel (USA) d. (LL) Arjun Mahadevan (IND) 6-1 6-2
Karan Singh (IND) d. Dalwinder Singh (IND) 6-3 6-3
(2) Manish Sureshkumar (IND) d. Aman Dahiya (IND) 6-1 6-3

So, 2 upsets by Indian players- Siddharth Vishwakarma upsets 6th seed Serbian and Lakshit Sood upsets fellow Indian Isahque Iqbal. Also good win by Madhwin Kamath over Rishab. 12 Indians are in last 16.


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Re: New Delhi, Bhilai M15, Indore, Mumbai M25 - Oct 31-Nov 27, 2022

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jayakris wrote: Tue Nov 01, 2022 1:42 pm It was nice to see all 3 or 4 of the 20-and-under players I wanted to see qualifying in, do just that. Aryan, Chirag, Madhvin. Just because he is only 20, I wanted Rohan Mehra to do it too, though I didn't know much about him ... But the main draw was not kind not Aryan. He gets the 5th seed Florent Bax of France. Chirag got the best match-cup, against unranked Oges Theyjo Jayaprakash (who really had no business getting a wildcard).
Good to see Madhvin and Chirag advance. I take back the dismissive line on Oges Theyjo. He made Chirag pull a Howdini act in that 63 57 16 loss, and justified the wildcard he got.

Also happy to see our highest ranked 19 year old, Karan Singh, advance with a good win over Dalwinder Singh.


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Re: New Delhi, Bhilai M15, Indore, Mumbai M25 - Oct 31-Nov 27, 2022

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Delhi M15 Second round:

(1) Oliver Crawford (USA) d. (WC) Shivank Bhatnagar (IND), 61 62
Siddharth Vishwakarma (IND) d. (Q) Madhwin Kamath (IND), 60 16 63
(4) Nitin Kumar Sinha (IND) d. Vishnu Vardhan (IND), 75 62
(5) Florent Bax (FRA) d. Ryuki Matsuda (JPN), 61 36 63
Faisal Qamar (IND) d. (Q) Lakshit Sood (IND), 75 76(5)
(3) Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND) d. (Q) Chirag Duhan (IND), 64 63
(7) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) d. Nicholas Bybel (USA), 76(1) 26 75
Karan Singh (IND) d. (2) Manish Sureshkumar (IND), 75 64

There is my boy Karan Singh with a big straight sets upset of second seeded Manish! And Niki takes out the American too, so we are assured of an Indian in the final from the bottom half. Nitin took care of business against Vishnu who is never an easy opponent. Chirag's and Madvin's runs ended. The top seed Crawford seems to be in good form; he must not have got the Delhi Belly that Americans are supposed to get in India :)

Out of the 6 Indians in the QF, Nitin and Faisal are 23, Digvijay is 22, Karan is 19... Only Siddharth at 28 and Niki at 27 are older players. Good to see a decent group of younger players in the QFs. Niki versus Karan should be a good one tomorrow.


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Re: New Delhi, Bhilai M15, Indore, Mumbai M25 - Oct 31-Nov 27, 2022

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Quarterfinals:

(1) Oliver Crawford (USA) d. Siddharth Vishwakarma (IND), 76(4) 64
(5) Florent Bax (FRA) d. (4) Nitin Kumar Sinha (IND), 63 60
(3) Digvijay Pratap Singh (IND) d. Faisal Qamar (IND), 61 61
(7) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) d. Karan Singh (IND), 64 62

So it will be the 2021 Finesta Nationals winner Niki and runner-up Digvijay in one semifinal. Can't say who will win. I like Niki, and maybe he has a slight edge, but I will root for Digvijay simply because he is 5 years younger at 22 :) ... Glad to see that he is improving.

Siddharth Vishwakarma gave a big fight to the top seed. He was down 1-4 in the second but fought back to 4-4, and even had a break point there before Oliver held and broke him to finish the match. SV seems to have improved a bit? He is older at 28 though. Disappointed that Nitin didn't play better than he did.


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Re: New Delhi, Bhilai M15, Indore, Mumbai M25 - Oct 31-Nov 27, 2022

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I still have some hope that Digvijay can at least become 200-300 challenger level player. Watched him play a very competitive 3 set final against Vietmanese #1 Ly ( who is now in top 250) in Vietnam futures in June. He did seem to have a big game.

So, want to win his SF against Niki but will be a tough match as Niki has been playing well of late.