European Challengers 2022

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Re: European Challengers 2022

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Unclear what Yuki is planning with respect to singles. At first, I thought he probably wouldn't want to play singles on clay. However, I think he will use one of PRs to play French Open qualies, so getting some singles practice on red clay would have been helpful as playing singles is different than simply playing doubles on red clay.


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RamK makes it in as a lucky loser at Bordeaux challenger.

At Bordeaux Challenger 125, France (Red Clay)

[R1] (LL) Ramkumar Ramnathan (IND,179) vs. (Q) Andrea Pellegrino (ITA,257)

He plays his singles R1 in about 2 hours or so. Divij playes his doubles match later in the evening.

In Germany, Sumit plays his singles R1 at around same time. Yuki and Saketh play their doubles R1 later in the evening.


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Damn, Sumit retired from his match. Just could not move well after winning the first set. :-(

At Heilbronn Challenger 100, Germany ( Clay)

[R1] (Q) Sumit Nagal (IND,309) l. (LL) Miljan Zekic (SRB,265) 63 15 retd.

The way he was playing in first set up 5-2 , it looks like he will win this easily but after that point something just caught up with him, looks like recurrence of hip injury for which he was out for 6 months. But, not sure.


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And RamK too lost in first round.

At Bordeaux Challenger 125, France (Red Clay)

[R1] (LL) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,179) l. (Q) Andrea Pellegrino (ITA,257) 46 46

I noticed that for a change RamK started staying back and rallying on lot of his serves. Did not work what we have been advocating for him for long. ;)


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Re: European Challengers 2022

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sameerph wrote: Tue May 10, 2022 5:00 pm I noticed that for a change RamK started staying back and rallying on lot of his serves. Did not work what we have been advocating for him for long. ;)
What? We were wrong? :p


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Very close loss for Yuki and Saketh against Sabanov brothers who had made Houston ATP final last month.

At Heilbronn Challenger 100, Germany ( Clay)

[R1] Yuki Bhambri (IND) / Saketh Myneni (IND) l. (2) Ivan Sabanov (SRB) / Matej Sabanov (SRB) 64 46 10-12


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Pair of VSP and Anirudh Chandrashekhar have reached SF in a challenger in Croatia.

At Zagreb ATP Challenger 80, Croatia (Red Clay)

[R1] (3) N. Sriram Balaji (IND) / Jeevan Neduncheziyan (IND) l. (WC) Zvonimir Babic (CRO) / Alexander Donski (BUL) 62 67(4) 9-11
[R1] N. Vijay Sunder Prashanth (IND) / Anirudh Chandrashekhar (IND) d. Piotr Matuszewski (POL) / David Pichler (AUT) 26 63 10-6

[QF] N. Vijay Sunder Prashanth (IND) / Anirudh Chandrashekhar (IND) d. (WC) Zvonimir Babic (CRO) / Alexander Donski (BUL) 52 retd.

This pair has been doing decently well these days.

Next,

[SF] N. Vijay Sunder Prashanth (IND) / Anirudh Chandrashekhar (IND) vs. Domagoj Biljesko (CRO) / Andrey Chepelev (RUS)


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Re: European Challengers 2022

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arjun2761 wrote: Mon May 09, 2022 9:14 pm Unclear what Yuki is planning with respect to singles. At first, I thought he probably wouldn't want to play singles on clay. However, I think he will use one of PRs to play French Open qualies, so getting some singles practice on red clay would have been helpful as playing singles is different than simply playing doubles on red clay.
Not sure what happened here, but in an interview last week Yuki mentioned that he intended to play at least one singles match before FO....

https://indiantennisdaily.com/2022/04/3 ... houghts-a/
Yuki: I am going to try and enter more tournaments and hopefully get at least a match before the French.

Yuki: My schedule is going to be back to playing more singles from July, once the US swing starts. I’m definitely going to be playing in a tournament. Maybe even two okay. I don’t think I’ll be going straight into Wimbledon without playing on grass.


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VSP and Anirudh lost in semi final.

At Zagreb ATP Challenger 80, Croatia (Red Clay)

[SF] N. Vijay Sunder Prashanth (IND) / Anirudh Chandrashekhar (IND) l. Domagoj Biljesko (CRO) / Andrey Chepelev (RUS) 62 36 10-12

Both of them will make it top 400 now and will be able to get into some challenger main draw.