North American Challengers 2024

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Re: North American Challengers 2024

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After a fortuitous MD entry last week, Mukund is back on the quali grind and at Tyler faces 595 ranked American Keegan Smith.
Ramnath meanwhile in the MD plays this weeks beaten Little Rock semifinalist and the only player from his country ever to play on the circuit the 6th seeded from Jordan, Abdullah Shelbayh.
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Re: North American Challengers 2024

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Rithvik and his partner lost in the final.

[F] (2) Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli (IND) / Hans Hach Verdugo (MEX) l. Liam Draxl (CAN) / Benjamin Sigouin (CAN) 46 63 10-7

Anyway, with those points Rithvik too is into top 100 with live ranking of #100 now. Official rankings will not get updated this Monday, so will probably needs to win a couple of matches next week to stay in top 100 in official rankings.
prasen9 wrote: Sat Jun 01, 2024 5:56 pm RiChoBo is 23, right? He is the youngest among the doubles people nearing a ranking of 100 ... Yuki, Balaji, etc. are on the other side of 30 I think.
Yes, if one goes by his top 100 live rankings, he is one the youngest, there are only 6 players who are 23 and under in top 100 doubles rankings. So, he has a lot of upside.
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Re: North American Challengers 2024

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Mukund suffers another loss by a 46 57 margin to a 595 ranked American opponent in QR1 at Tyler
It's too painful to see these scores with regularity, should stop playing Challengers and focus only on Futures to get some semblance of confidence back again.
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Re: North American Challengers 2024

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I do not know if confidence is the issue in Mukund's case. It is most probably failure to keep his focus on the game from match to match and within the match. There may be some technical flaws too but within the same match at some points he is playing brilliant tennis and than plays listless within a few minutes.

We have seen when he comes back to futures level, he loses to players ranked way below again because of lack of focus and motivation while playing lower ranked players.

So, that may not solve his problem. Lets see.
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Re: North American Challengers 2024

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RamK also could not do much at the Challenger 75 in Tyler, Texas, USA (Hard):

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,329) l. (6) Abdullah Shelbayh (JOR,248), 57 16
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Re: North American Challengers 2024

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At Tyler , Home town boy, Coleman Wong has reached Semi's in the singles
At the age of 19 such results speaks a lot for a young talent.
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