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Saketh Myneni Thread

Post by suresh » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:21 am

Saketh announces his arrival on the pro tour by winning a double crown at the Chennai 10K Futures. Here are his results:

[R1] Saketh MYNENI (IND) defeated Jeevan NEDUNCHEZHIYAN (IND) 6-3 7-6(3)
[R2] Saketh Myneni def [2] Ranjit Virali Murugesan 7-6 6-3
[QF] Saketh Myneni def [6] Ivan Arenas-Gualda (ESP) 6-2 conceded
[SF] (WC) Saketh MYNENI (IND,NR) d. [4] Roberto ORTEGA-OLMEDO (ESP,610) 6-3 6-3
[F] Saketh MYNENI (IND,NR) d. (8) James MARSALEK (GBR,797) 6-1 6-4

He also won the doubles title playing with Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash.

He represented the U. of Alabama in NCAA tennis and his height is listed in their 2009-2010 roster at 6' 4".

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Re: Saketh Myneni Thread

Post by Omkara » Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:55 am

Is he in his final year?

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Post by jaydeep » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:19 am

Terrific run by Saketh Myneni to lift double crown at $10K Chennai Futures ... Heartily congratulation!!!

Thanks Suresh for starting his thread.

Doubles
[R1] JAYAPRAKASH (IND)/ MYNENI (IND) bt RAMANATHAN (IND)/ RUIZ-CADENAS (ESP) 63 64
[QF] JAYAPRAKASH (IND) / MYNENI (IND) bt (3) SHOKEEN (IND) / SINGH (IND) 76(2) 62
[SF] Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash (IND)/ Saketh Myneni (IND) bt N. Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND) 62 75
[F] Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash (IND)/ Saketh Myneni (IND) bt Vijay Kannan (IND)/ Rohan Gajjar (IND) 64 63

Specifically adding Jay's comment about Saketh from April 2009 discussion -
Clearly Saketh has come up strong lately. Though he did not make much noise in India as a junior, he has really made use of college tennis, coming up to the #1 spot by his third year at a very good university, Alabama, ranked #13 now. He is a tall guy, something like 6-3 and does seem to have potential to do well in the pros too. Look out for him.
viewtopic.php?f=34&t=213975&start=15#p4248652Indians in US College Tennis discussion[/url]

Saketh helped his U. of Alabama in NCAA tennis team championship ... When he joined Alabama was around 40 in the team ranking, Saketh with his teammates improved team's ranking upto #15 in his college years ... Saketh joined Alabama as 6th player but with his improved game he became #1 player for Alabama from 3rd year ... His highest NCAA ranking was #10 in singles and #14 inn doubles.

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Re: Saketh Myneni Thread

Post by Omkara » Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:38 am

On further reading I found out that he is currently working as an assistant coach in University of Alabama and also working as an intern in Morgan Stanley.

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Re: Saketh Myneni Thread

Post by sameerph » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:23 am

Omkara wrote:On further reading I found out that he is currently working as an assistant coach in University of Alabama and also working as an intern in Morgan Stanley.
It seems he was holding that post as assistant coach for 1 year .

This is as per latest news published this August on -
Former Ball State assistant coach Jeff Nevolo has joined the men's tennis coaching staff as a volunteer assistant, head coach Billy Pate announced on Tuesday. Nevolo replaces Saketh Myneni, who served in the same capacity for one season following his stellar playing career for the Crimson Tide.
Saketh complete four years in May 2010 . Then , he spent one more year there as assistant coach presumably must be working towards completing his graduation. So, it seems he may be back in India now.

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Re: Saketh Myneni Thread

Post by vk2052 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:21 pm

well done saket. you are on the move. keep it up

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Re: Saketh Myneni Thread

Post by sameerph » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:17 am

Saketh makes his debut in ATP rankings at 751 & he is just outside India top 10 after just 1 tournament.

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Re: Saketh Myneni Thread

Post by bujilover » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:17 am

Too early to start discussing,but have to post as i have noticed.Saketh has entered in China F1 futures(last entry in main draw) starting on the same week as Chennai open.I guess he will get a WC into main draw(might be) or atleast he can get into Qualies(as we can expect a weaker qualies).Anyhow i guess he has entered to be on the safer side.

Good luck with his preparations for 2012!!!

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Re: Saketh Myneni Thread

Post by sameerph » Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:50 am

Saketh has not withdrawn his name from China futures after withdrawal deadline is over. So, it is certain now that he will miss Chennai qualifiers & play in $15K China F1/ F2 in Shenzhen from Jan. 2/ Jan. 9.

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Re: Saketh Myneni Thread

Post by bujilover » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:12 am

At China F1 Futures

Saketh faces a Taipei qualifier in the main draw of F1 futures.Much better draw to go deep as most probably he will face 7th seed in R2.

Saketh Myneni (IND, 712) vs (Q) Hsien-Yin Peng (TPE, 1237)

In doubles,he is partenering with the junior world #1 Jiri Vesley :D ,but they are drawn against top seeds in doubles.Anyways :goodluck: ,im so sure that these 2 tournaments are going to be a huge break-through once again for Saketh.

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Re: Saketh Myneni Thread

Post by Sandeep » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:35 pm

Should be easy for Saketh in the first round. But he should be careful, Peng has come through the qualifiers and is better prepared for the conditions while this is the first match of the year for Saketh.

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Re: Saketh Myneni Thread

Post by PKBasu » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:07 pm

sameerph wrote:Saketh has not withdrawn his name from China futures after withdrawal deadline is over. So, it is certain now that he will miss Chennai qualifiers & play in $15K China F1/ F2 in Shenzhen from Jan. 2/ Jan. 9.
Good decision! I hope he dominates these Futures now...

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Re: Saketh Myneni Thread

Post by gautam » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:58 am

Surprisingly it turned out to be a tough match for Saketh...
Saketh Myneni (IND, 712) vs (Q) Hsien-Yin Peng (TPE, 1237) 7-6 3-6 6-1

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Re: Saketh Myneni Thread

Post by Saniapower » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:26 am

tough R2 match for Saketh
[R2] Saketh Myneni (IND, 712) vs (7) Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN, 445)

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Re: Saketh Myneni Thread

Post by gautam » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:46 am

Saketh lost very easily in round 2. :-(

[R2] (7) Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN, 445) beat Saketh Myneni (IND, 712) 6-3 6-1

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