Bopanna and Shapovalov knock out fourth seeds in Montreal
Rohan Bopanna in partnership with Denis Shapovalov of Canada had a brisk start as the duo tamed the fourth seeds Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France in the doubles first round of the $6,338,885 ATP-1000 tennis tournament in Montreal, Canada.
In the Challenger in Japan, Saketh Myneni beat wild card Yasunori Hashikawa of Japan 6-2, 7-6(4) after a bye in the first round. Saketh will face eighth seed Chung Yunseong of Korea in the pre-quarterfinals.
$6,338,885 ATP-1000, Montreal, Canada
Doubles (first round): Denis Shapovalov (CAN) & Rohan Bopanna bt Nicolas Mahut & Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 4-6, 6-1, [10-6].
$54,160 Challenger, Yokkaichi, Japan
Singles (second round): Saketh Myneni bt Yasunori Hashikawa (JPN) 6-2, 7-6(4).
€ 46,600 Challenger, Augsburg, Germany
Singles (second round): Julian Lenz (GER) bt Vijay Sundar Prashanth 7-5, 6-1.
$15,000 ITF men, Jakarta, Indonesia
Singles (first round): Soichiro Moritani (JPN) bt Karunuday Singh 7-5, 6-2; Manish Sureshkumar bt Ajeet Rai (NZL) 6-0, 6-0; Luca Castelnjovo (SUI) bt Aryan Goveas 7-6(4), 6-3.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): SD Prajwal Dev & Niki Poonacha bt Tsung-Hao Huang (TPE) & Chien Hsun Lo (TPE) 6-2, 7-6(3).
$15,000 ITF women, Nairobi, Kenya
Singles (first round): Saumya Vig bt Avika Sagwal 7-6(2), 6-1; Tiffany William (GBR) bt Sathwika Sama 6-2, 7-5; Lexie Stevens (NED) bt Deeksha Manju Prasad 6-2, 6-4.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Diana Maria Mihail (ROU) & Avika Sagwal bt Judity Muraa & Faith Niyabera Omurunga (KEN) 6-3, 6-1; Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi & Snehal Mane bt Allyson Nancy Onya (COD) & Sariaka Radilofe (FRA) 6-2, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF women, Tabarka, Tunisia
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Elena Milovanovic (SRB) & Anna Turati (ITA) bt Alicia Smith (AUS) & Sowjanya Bavisetti 6-3, 6-2.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)