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Re: Purav Raja thread...

Post by PKBasu » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:44 pm

Good news all around! Both the possible long-term reunion with Divij, and the possible main draw pairing with Dodig in Brisbane.

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Post by ankit1407 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:07 pm

I think he has missed out on main draw appearance in Brisbane

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Post by prashanthm » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:40 pm

$50K Bangkok CH

Divij/Purav reunion started off with a loss.......

[R1] Purav Raja (IND) / Divij Sharan (IND) l. (4) Ken Skupski (GBR) / Neal Skupski (GBR) 36 67(4)

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Post by jaydeep » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:08 pm

They still need to stick together for finding rhythm back.

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Post by vatsal323 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:15 am

Purav playing with Ivo Karlovic at the Australian Open. IPTL :)

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Post by S_K_S » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:16 pm

vatsal323 wrote:Purav playing with Ivo Karlovic at the Australian Open. IPTL :)
Is this confirmed news or speculation?

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Post by vatsal323 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:20 pm

Confirmed news, boss!

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Post by S_K_S » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:33 am

That's a stupendous bit of news for Purav. To get a crack at a major with someone like Karlovic is worthy reward for the months and years of hard work that Purav has put in. Go Purav!

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Post by PKBasu » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:01 am

Potentially a very strong pairing. If they do well at the AO, it will hopefully mean a longer-lasting partnership.

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Post by sameerph » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:57 am

Purav has fallen outside top 100 being ranked 103 in the latest doubles rankings. He has another 29 points falling off this week and 150 falling off in the first week of Feb. from the Zagreb ATP final run last year. So, he desperately needs to earn some points to stay at his current ranking and move back inside top 100.

Good chance to do so this week playing with Mahesh and then at AO with Karlovic.

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Re: Purav Raja thread...

Post by jaydeep » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:37 am

Purav is playing with Rajeev Ram at Ecuador open ... They r second seed but facing tricky first round match against clay court specialists on red clay.

At $520K Ecuador Open 2016, Quito (Red clay)

[R1] (2) Rajeev Ram (USA)/ Purav Raja (IND) vs Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)/ Guillermo Duran (ARG)

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Post by prashanthm » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:51 pm

Rajeev/Purav lost in straight sets...

[R1] (2) Rajeev Ram (USA,34) / Purav Raja (IND,107) l. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP,111/67s) / Guillermo Duran (ARG,70) 76(6) 62

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Post by sameerph » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:38 pm

It looks like Purav is using his friendship earned thru his coaching in IPTL and thru other means to get into these ATP events. But, he needs to capitalise and win some matches. Else, his ranking will fall further and he will have to go back to challenger tour.

Btw, Rajeev Ram won his first career match on clay in this tournament in first round beating Horacio Zeballos in straight sets.

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Post by jaydeep » Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:21 pm

This week Purav is playing with Roelofse in Dominican Republic challenger.

At $75K+H Santo Domingo Challenger, Dominican Republic (Green clay)

[R1] (2) Ruan Roelofse (RSA)/ Purav Raja (IND) vs James Cerretani (USA)/ Victor Hanescu (ROU)

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Re: Purav Raja thread...

Post by jaydeep » Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:27 pm

Purav's struggle on the clay continues ... This week Purav again lose in the first round with Roelofse.

At $75K+H Santo Domingo Challenger, Dominican Republic (Green clay)

[R1] (2) Ruan Roelofse (RSA)/ Purav Raja (IND) l James Cerretani (USA)/ Victor Hanescu (ROU) 46 61 4-10

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