October / November 2018 Challengers

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Re: October 2018 Challengers

Post by Rajiv » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:56 pm

A huge contingent of 7 Indians feature in the line up of the big 150k Challenger in Ningbo the Northern Port City of China.
Saki , Sumeet , Arjun , Sid, Mukund try their luck in the qualies hoping to make it to the MD , while Ram and Prajnesh would be in action in the MD

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Re: October 2018 Challengers

Post by PKBasu » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:26 am

Leander/Miguel in their second consecutive Challenger final. They won the SF 64 76(3), and haven’t dropped a set in this tournament so far, which suggests they are beginning to gel quite well.
Leander at 63 in the live rankings.

At $125K+H Santo Domingo Open 2018, Dominican Republic

[SF] (2) Leander Paes (IND)/ Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) bt Tomas Lipovsek Puches (ARG)/ Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG) 64 76(3)

[F] (2) Leander Paes (IND)/ Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) vs Ariel Behar (URU)/ Roberto Quiroz (ECU)

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Re: October 2018 Challengers

Post by sameerph » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:45 pm

Rajiv wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:56 pm
A huge contingent of 7 Indians feature in the line up of the big 150k Challenger in Ningbo the Northern Port City of China.
Saki , Sumeet , Arjun , Sid, Mukund try their luck in the qualies hoping to make it to the MD , while Ram and Prajnesh would be in action in the MD
Sumit has been moved to main draw to join RamK and Prajnesh. Today, Sid and Mukund played in Q1.

At $150K Ningbo Challenger, China

[Q1] Siddharth Rawat (IND,601) l. Rio Niguchi (JPN,478) 57 67(6)
[Q1] Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,483) d. Runhao Hua (CHN,978) 46 61 63

Next,

[Q2] (2) Saketh Myneni (IND,328) vs. Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,483)

[Q2] (4) Arjun Kadhe (IND,355) vs. Jie Cui (CHN,815)

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Re: October 2018 Challengers

Post by jaydeep » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:01 pm

RamK and Prajnesh r seeded in the singles ... But they r in the same draw and can meet in the quarters ... Sumit is facing top-125 ranked Italian, Thomas Fabbiano.

At $150K Ningbo Challenger 2018, China

[R1] (4) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,127) vs Yunseong Chung (KOR,294)
[R1] (7) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,169) vs Mohamed Safwat (EGY,198)
[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND,316) vs (3) Thomas Fabbiano (ITA,122)

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Re: October 2018 Challengers

Post by PKBasu » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:02 pm

Leander wins the Santo Domingo Challenger title. They won the final 46 63 10-5

26th Challenger doubles title, to go with 55 ATP tour doubles titles. He also had 1 ATP singles title and 11 Challenger singles titles.

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Re: October 2018 Challengers

Post by jayakris » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:11 am

Who has the record for most challenger doubles titles? Must be Leander??

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Re: October 2018 Challengers

Post by jayakris » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:14 am

PKBasu wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:02 pm
26th Challenger doubles title, to go with 55 ATP tour doubles titles. He also had 1 ATP singles title and 11 Challenger singles titles.
Inching towards 100 ATP titles, with 93 now. Man, what a career!

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Re: October 2018 Challengers

Post by jaydeep » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:44 am

A superb comeback to win another challenger title ... Next stop, the European Cup.

At $125K+H Santo Domingo Open 2018, Dominican Republic (clay)

Doubles Final
(2) Leander Paes (IND)/ Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela (MEX) bt Ariel Behar (URU)/ Roberto Quiroz (ECU) 46 63 10-5

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Re: October 2018 Challengers

Post by punarayan » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:37 pm

Jay, That's a Hall of Fame career! I will attend, if still around - it is a must. Maybe a tennisindia.org road trip!

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Re: October 2018 Challengers

Post by PKBasu » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:32 pm

The ATP knows who has won most Challenger singles titles: Yen-Hsun Lu with 29. They haven’t compiled a record of who has the most doubles titles, but Leander’s 26 must be close to the top; in fact his 37 singles and doubles titles at the Challenger level could well be the record.

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Re: October 2018 Challengers

Post by jaydeep » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:19 pm

A surprisingly tough match for Arjun ... After losing the first set he needed to dig deep for winning next two sets in the tie-breaks ... Next, he is facing Japanese Yusuke Takahashi ... Saki joined Arjun with straight sets win over Mukund ... Next, he is also facing Japanese challenge of Ryota Tanuma.

In the doubles, good to see that our all players pairing with each other ... Vishnu has skipped this tournament so Bala is partnering Saki ... Prajnesh is playing with Arjun and RamK is partnering Sumit ... Our all pairs r in the bottom draw.

At $150K Ningbo Challenger 2018, China

[Q2] Saketh Myneni (IND,328) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,483) 63 75
[Q2] (4) Arjun Kadhe (IND,355) bt Jie Cui (CHN,815) 46 76(4) 76(4)

[Q3] Saketh Myneni (IND,328) vs Ryota Tanuma (JPN,520)
[Q3] (4) Arjun Kadhe (IND,355) vs (8) Yusuke Takahashi (JPN,446)

Doubles
[R1] N. Sriram Balaji (IND)/ Saketh Myneni (IND) vs Hiroki Moriya (JPN)/ Rubin Statham (NZL)
[R1] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,169)/ Arjun Kadhe (IND) vs (3) Enrique Lopez Perez (ESP)/ Goncalo Oliveira (POR)
[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND)/ Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) vs Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (ESP)/ Federico Gaio (ITA)

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Re: October 2018 Challengers

Post by sameerph » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:33 pm

Hope both Saketh and Arjun will join our 3 other players in the main draw.

Apart from 2 qualifying matches, RamK and Prajnesh will also play their first round matches tomorrow. Hope we get out 4 out 4 wins tomorrow.

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Re: October 2018 Challengers

Post by bujilover » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:47 pm

Don't forget, apart from the men, both Ankita and Karman are also in the main draw of the $100K Suzhou ITF, quite a strength we have in China this week :D

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Re: October 2018 Challengers

Post by S_K_S » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:30 pm

jayakris wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:11 am
Who has the record for most challenger doubles titles? Must be Leander??
https://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/ra ... nger-title

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Re: October 2018 Challengers

Post by sameerph » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:54 am

Saketh easily qualified for the main draw but Arjun lost in straight sets

At $150K Ningbo Challenger 2018, China

[Q3] Saketh Myneni (IND,328) d. Ryota Tanuma (JPN,520) 60 63
[Q3] (4) Arjun Kadhe (IND,355) l. (8) Yusuke Takahashi (JPN,446) 46 16

So, we will have 4 Indians in the main draw here. Out of which 2 , RamK and Prajnesh will be on court soon.

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