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Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

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Poor TB by Ram , wasted 3 sets points at 6-3, only to loose it 6-8 , tight first set with both the players giving nothing away with short quick points and hardly any rallies , a set which Ram should have won but has let go the advantage , and finds himself In a tight corner to win the next 2 sets
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A good counter by Ram to take the S2 @ 4 , broke his opponent early at his first serve , and didn’t let go the advantage . on to the decider
Again almost made a hash of the S2 like S1 , wasted SP and faced multiple BP"s in that marathon 20 points game , but to his credit survived all of them.
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Marathon 3 hr gruelling match and the Aussie came out on top , whopping 27 aces did not help his cause and his opponent played the important points better. 67,64,67 the score.
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Tough loss! On the positive side, he is playing at a solid challenger level, so hopefully can do some damage in the upcoming challengers in which he has entries.
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Yeah, a tough loss, and RamK is never a great TB player...

[QF] (8) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,343) l. (1) Philip Sekulic (AUS,245) 67(6) 64 67(0)

But a nice upset of the 3rd seeds after a long fight by RamK and his new Turkish partner Erel.

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)/ Yanki Erel (TUR) d. Bogdan Bobrov (RUS)/ Aleksandr Lobanov (RUS), 63 62
[QF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)/ Yanki Erel (TUR) d. Pruchya Isaro (THA)/ Kelsey Stevenson (CAN), 63 67(12) [10-7]
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[SF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)/ Yanki Erel (ISR) vs (1) Charles Broom (GBR)/ Ben Jones (GBR)
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^^^ His Dbls partner is Turkish, not a Israeli :D
Also the umpires biased role was also a very crucial factor, Not Selukic unfair tactics were overlooked, but most importantly the Serbian mother kept screaming in between points when Ram was about to the hit the ball , wildly cheered DF's and kept talking when Ram was playing on her side.
And this does disturbs the concentration especially in a tight close match and moreover in the middle of a rally ,and the umpire just simply blatantly ignored this behavior and not even once asking her to be quite or not to talk when the ball is in play, did her best to help her son unfairly and she succeeded in her unfair tactics.
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^^ Haha, yes. He is no Yankee, he is no Israeli... He is Yanki Erel, a young Turk. His last name sounded like he was an Israeli, and I never checked :)... Corrected above.

It seems his coach is a guy called Anil Yuksel. I am not going to guess where that fellow is from! Maybe Argentinian for all I know :)
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At the Challenger 50 in Kachreti, Georia (Hard),

[SF] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND)/ Yanki Erel (ISR) l. (1) Charles Broom (GBR)/ Ben Jones (GBR), 57 67(6)

RamK now goes to the U.S., to play at the challenger 75 in Little Rock, Arkansas. In the main draw as one of the last few entries, and expected to be top seeds in doubles with Joshua Paris (GBR,176)...
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jayakris wrote: Thu May 23, 2024 11:27 pm It seems his coach is a guy called Anil Yuksel. I am not going to guess where that fellow is from! Maybe Argentinian for all I know :)
34 year Turkish.
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RamK's results from the Little Rock (May 27 start), Tyler (June 3) etc are in the N.American challengers thread, as Mukund and Indian-American Nishesh Basavareddy etc are there in the circuit.
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RamK is at the M25 in Wichita, Kansas, USA (Hard), and had a quick exit today.

[R1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,329) l. Quinn Vandecasteele (USA,564), 57 16

I was supportive of RamK's attempt to give his singles career some more time before focusing on doubles. he gave it a good go, but this is beginning to be rather pointless and he is not showing any signs that he has it in him to get back to even top-250... He is kinda plateauing at around #325 now. I think he should quit from singles now. I give him a lot of credit for a sincere attempt at a comeback, the hard way - playing the ITF events and coming back from 500s to challenger entry levels again. He really gave it his heart and soul. But he is having all kinds of trouble pulling off wins at that level. It is probably not worth it to keep this going any longer, with all the financial burden too.

He should make some clear plans on building his doubles career now. He can quite possibly be a top-30 player if he focuses on it, and make some money too.

From our selfish standpoint of the Indian Davis Cup team, I would like him to be in good singles form for at least a year more. We have nobody else to back up Sumit now, and Mukund is looking like he is going nowhere too. Aryan, Manas, Karan, Yuvan - all need some more time to get to top-300 levels. I would suggest the doubles challenger route now, and qualies for singles as and when he can play that.
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jayakris wrote: Wed Jun 12, 2024 5:10 pm I would suggest the doubles challenger route now, and qualies for singles as and when he can play that.
But, he is already doing that most of the time, isn't it ? Plays some of these M25's every now and then but at other times does play doubles at challenger level and singles qualies ( main draw when he gets into it ).

Problem is his challenger doubles results too have not been that good of late.
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Re: Ramkumar Ramanathan thread

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^^^ The difference is that he is picking singles events, and then looking for somebody there to pay doubles with. Sometimes a guy would agree for a 2 or 3 week stretch and he goes with that. Instead, he should make the plan based on doubles. He needs to pick a doubles partner and make a plan for a 2 month period to start. With his reputation as a bit of an odd fellow who creates drama (though many know that he is not a bad guy), finding a good doubles partner will not be easy either. But he needs to do that.
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