Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha thread

All posts regarding specific player and player fans threads are in this forum

Moderator: Moderators

User avatar
jayakris
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 35474
Joined: Mon Dec 16, 2002 7:24 am
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: Irvine, CA, USA
Has thanked: 42 times
Been thanked: 37 times
Contact:

Re: Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha thread

Post by jayakris »

Dinesh wrote: Thu Jun 15, 2023 6:29 pm Niki and the 2nd seed of the tournament are the only seeds left in this draw. I wish I could go cheer for Niki today but I have a work meeting that I can’t miss. Hope he wins today, so I can attend his QF match tomorrow. :goodluck:
Same for me too. Zoom meetings making things so difficult. So many of them for useless reasons... And Niki lost.

[R2] (4) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,662) l. (Q) Warren Wood (USA,1136), 26 63 67(6)

He was up 5-3 in the final tiebreaker, fell to 5-6, saved one MP with a fantastic retrieval passing shot but then folded. Too many errors in his game.
Dinesh
Member
Member
Posts: 1387
Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:06 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha thread

Post by Dinesh »

I watched it online. The competition at these US ITFs are so random, some of these guys are so under-ranked but Niki should have won this match.

Anyway, he’s flying to Cali, Colombia to play at a challenger 75 tournament next week (i.e. if he doesn’t withdraw, his schedule has been a bit iffy these past few weeks).
sameerph
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 33260
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:26 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: MUMBAI
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 28 times

Re: Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha thread

Post by sameerph »

Niki is playing in Tunisia this week.

At ITF M15, Monastir, Tunisia (Hard)

[R1] (3) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,668) d. Kody Pearson (AUS,995) 76(8) 36 63

Next,

[R2] (3) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,668) vs. (WC) Adam Nagoudi (TUN,1742)
sameerph
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 33260
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:26 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: MUMBAI
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 28 times

Re: Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha thread

Post by sameerph »

Niki is thru to QF with an easy win over local player.

At ITF M15, Monastir, Tunisia (Hard)

[R2] (3) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,668) d. (WC) Adam Nagoudi (TUN,1742) 76(5) 61

Next,

[QF] (3) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,668) vs. (6) Enzo Wallart (FRA,766)
sameerph
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 33260
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:26 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: MUMBAI
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 28 times

Re: Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha thread

Post by sameerph »

Niki lost in a one sided match in QF.

At ITF M15, Monastir, Tunisia (Hard)

[QF] (3) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,668) l. (6) Enzo Wallart (FRA,766) 36 06
sameerph
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 33260
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:26 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: MUMBAI
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 28 times

Re: Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha thread

Post by sameerph »

Niki had good upset win over seeded player in a challenger in Prague.

At Prague 3 Challenger 50, Czech Republic (Clay)

[Q1] Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,668) d. (7) Gabriele Piraino (ITA,501) 75 63

Next,

[Q2] Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,668) vs. (3) Gabriel Debru (FRA,377)
sameerph
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 33260
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:26 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: MUMBAI
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 28 times

Re: Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha thread

Post by sameerph »

Quite a one sided loss for Niki in the final qualifying round.

At Prague 3 Challenger 50, Czech Republic (Clay)

[Q2] Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,668) l. (3) Gabriel Debru (FRA,377) 16 06

In doubles,

[R1] (4) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) / Adam Taylor (AUS) vs. Javier Barranco Cosano (ESP) / Carlos Lopez Montagud (ESP)
sameerph
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 33260
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:26 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: MUMBAI
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 28 times

Re: Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha thread

Post by sameerph »

Niki is playing singles qualifying in a challenger in Mexico and playing doubles along with Rithivik.

He started with a good upset win in Q1.

At San Luis Potosi Challenger 75, Mexico (Clay)

[Q1] Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,706) d. (5) Nick Chappel (USA,428) 76(4) 76(8)

Next,

[Q2] Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,706) vs. (12) Andres Andrade (ECU,521)
sameerph
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 33260
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:26 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: MUMBAI
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 28 times

Re: Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha thread

Post by sameerph »

Niki lost in Q2.

At San Luis Potosi Challenger 75, Mexico (Clay)

[Q2] Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND,706) l. (12) Andres Andrade (ECU,521) 26 26

Niki and Ritwik will play doubles first round tomorrow.
sameerph
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 33260
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:26 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: MUMBAI
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 28 times

Re: Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha thread

Post by sameerph »

Niki and Rithvik are thru to the final.

At San Luis Potosi Challenger 75, Mexico (Clay)

[R1] (2) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) / Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli (IND) d. Thomas Fancutt (AUS) / Hunter Reese (USA) 63 76(6)

[QF] (2) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) / Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli (IND) d. Hans Hach Verdugo (MEX) / Vasek Posipisil (CAN) 76(5) 46 13-11

[SF] (2) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) / Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli (IND) d. (4) Ryan Seggerman (USA) / Patrik Trhac (USA) 63 64

Next,

[F] (2) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) / Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli (IND) vs. Antoine Bellier (SUI) / Marc-Andrea Huesler (SUI)
User avatar
jayakris
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 35474
Joined: Mon Dec 16, 2002 7:24 am
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: Irvine, CA, USA
Has thanked: 42 times
Been thanked: 37 times
Contact:

Re: Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha thread

Post by jayakris »

These guys are cooking again! Nice...
sameerph
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 33260
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:26 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: MUMBAI
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 28 times

Re: Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha thread

Post by sameerph »

And Niki-Rithvik win their first challenger title together.

At San Luis Potosi Challenger 75, Mexico (Clay)

[F] (2) Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) / Rithvik Choudary Bollipalli (IND) d. Antoine Bellier (SUI) / Marc-Andrea Huesler (SUI) 64 62

Overall third challenger title for Niki ( had 2 with Divij and SDPD last year ) and second for Rithvik ( one with Arjun last year.

Both move to career highs of 128 and 136 respectively.
Dinesh
Member
Member
Posts: 1387
Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:06 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha thread

Post by Dinesh »

Niki won the SLP doubles title, finished the match late evening, caught a 2h? flight to CDMX and played his Q1 match at 4p local time to defeat the 7th seed American Langmo :notworthy: Aces fired from both the players in this match. 11 from Niki and 9 from the American. :clap:

Mexico City Open ATP 125 Challenger:


QR1 Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (706) 4-6 6-3 6-4 (7) Christian Langmo (USA,419)
QR2 Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (706) versus Alafia Ayeni (USA,577) :goodluck:

Niki/Rithvik are the 3rd seeds this week.
sameerph
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 33260
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:26 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: MUMBAI
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 28 times

Re: Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha thread

Post by sameerph »

Niki lost in final qualifying round in singles 36 06 against Alafia Ayeni .

This week third seeds Niki-Rithvik lost in QF of doubles. They will continue in Mexico next week at Moreloss Challenger.
User avatar
jayakris
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 35474
Joined: Mon Dec 16, 2002 7:24 am
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: Irvine, CA, USA
Has thanked: 42 times
Been thanked: 37 times
Contact:

Re: Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha thread

Post by jayakris »

sameerph wrote: Fri Apr 05, 2024 5:02 pm ... lost in QF of doubles. They will continue in Mexico next week at Moreloss Challenger.
Why do they keep picking challengers giving them More losses?

(I am just helping out Prasen in his job :) )
Post Reply