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Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

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Damn, for the first time in his career, RamK gets a 4-5 weeks break and than gets injured in the first week after that just when his singles game is looking up.

Hope his ankle gets better in the subsequent weeks on this tour.
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Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

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I am sure the ankle issue will go away. Off court niggles like slipping on a staircase etc cause only simpler damage and usually nothing of longer-term effect. I am surprised it has taken a week now to go away, but it should go away. But many parts of his game looked better, to me, than they did last year. Volleys have come back to the higher quality that he had earlier in his career, even in spite of the ankle hampering the mechanics like Rajv mentioned.

And I too noticed that wrong shot selection at one crucial point, Rajiv!! ... I had chosen not to mention above. Unfortunate, but those things happen.

I also did frame advance at the ATP site match video to check a couple of line calls that Ram questioned, and they looked like correct calls. At least borderline correct, and within human mistake limits that we see often on court... He should just let these things go.
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Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

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Maybe Ram's body just need to keep playing. :-) He has to find the right sweetspot. Anyway, good luck to him for a speedy and complete recovery.
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Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

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He starts with a good win in doubles.

At the Guangzhou Challenger 75, China (Hard)

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / Ray Ho (TPE) d. Mattia Bellucci (ITA) / Moez Echargui (TUN) 62 63

They play the top seeds next.

[QF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) / Ray Ho (TPE) vs. (1) Callum Puttergill (AUS) / Resse Stadler (USA)
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On Thursday,

[QF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)/ Ray Ho (TPE) l. (1) Callum Puttergill (AUS)/ Resse Stadler (USA), 46 36

RamK is 3 out from the main draw at the Challenger 75 in Wuxi, CHN (hard), but it looks like that is where he will finish in the list and he will have to play qualies this weekend as a top-4 seed.
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At the Challenger 75 in Wuxi, China (Hard)

[Q1] (4) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,358) vs Yusuke Takahashi (JPN,455)
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[Q1] (4) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,358) l. Yusuke Takahashi (JPN,455), 67(3) 57
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At the Challenger 75 in Taipei, Taiwan (Hard)

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,350) vs (WC) Bang Shuo Yin (TPE,818)
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[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,350) d. (WC) Bang Shuo Yin (TPE,818), 64 64
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Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

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RamK plays second seed Duckworth next.

At the Challenger 75 in Taipei, Taiwan (Hard)

[R2] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,350) vs. (2) James Duckworth (AUS,102)
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[R2] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,350) l. (2) James Duckworth (AUS,102), 46 67(2)

I have not watched the match recording, but he must have played quite decently, considering the opponent's ranking.
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Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

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He lost or he won?
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Ram lost. So the colour needs to be different
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Sorry. Fixed the color :(
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Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

Post by Omkara »

Still a better fight. Duckworth is a serve volley player. So he wouldn't have bothered Ram on his back hand
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