Ramkumar Ramanathan bows out of Hall of Fame ATP tennis
Qualifier Ramkumar was beat 7-6(5), 6-0 by Ugo Humbert o France in the second round of the $652, 245 ATP tennis tournament on grass in Newport, US.
It was hard for Ramkumar to match the Frenchman who had lost to the eventual champion Novak Djokovic in the fourth round of Wimbledon last week.
Ramkumar had reached the final of the tournament last year and had collected 150 ATP points which rocketed him to a career-best rank of 111.
The 134th ranked Ramkumar had done remarkably well in the first rund, to bounce back after losing the first set and being a break down in the secnd, to beat Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 5-7, 7-6(6), 6-2.
He had to be content with 32 ATP points including 12 for qualification.
In the $135,400 Challenger in Kazakhstan, Sasi Kumar Mukund was beaten in two tie-breaks by Arthru Rinderknech of France, while Sidharth Rawat went down in three sets against Matteo Viola of Italy, in the second round.
In the $250,000 WTA events in Bucharest and Lausanne, Prarthana Thombare and Ankita Raina were beaten in the doubles pre-quarterfinals, with their respective partners.
$652,245 ATP, Newport, US
Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Ugo Humbert (FRA) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-6(5), 6-0; First round: Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) 5-7, 7-6(6), 6-2.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Marcus Daniell (NZL) & Leander Paes bt Max Purcell & Luke Saville (AUS) 2-6, 6-2, [10-5].
$135,400 Challenger, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Singles (second round): Matteo Viola (ITA) bt Sidharth Rawat 6-1, 2-6, 6-1; Arthur Rinderknech (FRA) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund 7-6(8), 7-6(5); First round: Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE) bt Arjun Kadhe 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Nicolas Berrientos (COL) & Facundo Mena (ARG) bt Denis Yevseyev (KAZ) & Arjun Kadhe 6-0, 6-1; Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS) & Egor Gerasimov (BLR) bt Zhang Zhizhen (CHN) & Sasi Kumar Mukund 7-6(2), 6-4.
€ 46,600 Challenger, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Vijay Sundar Prashanth & Vishnu Vardhan bt Corentin Denolly (FRA) & Scott Puodziunas (AUS) 6-0, 6-3.
$250,000 WTA, Bucharest, Romania
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Irina Bara & Patricia Maria Tig (ROU) bt Cristina Bucsa (ESP) & Prarthana Thombare 6-2, 7-5.
$250,000 WTA, Lausanne, Switzerland
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Oksana Kalashnikova (GEO) & Ena Shibahara (JPN) bt Rosalie Van Der Hoek (NED) & Ankita Raina 3-6, 6-4, [10-6].
$25,000 ITF men, Gandia, Spain
Singles (first round): Sheil Kotecha (KEN) bt Aryan Goveas 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.
$15,000 ITF men, Castelo Branco, Portugal
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Terence Das bt Sean Hodkin (GBR) 6-1, 7-6(5).
$15,000 ITF men, Tabarka, Tunisia
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Nicolas Bianchi & Gregorio Cordonnier (ARG) bbt Jake Hersey (GBR) & Siddhant Banthia 6-4, 6-3; Maikel Borg & Max Houkes (NED) bt Bharath Nishok Kumaran & Anshumat Srivastava 7-5, 6-3; Sebastian Baez & Ignacio Carou (ARG) bt Anirudh Chandrasekar & PC Vignesh 6-4, 6-4; Mats Hermans & Bart Stevens (NED) bt Juan Ignacio Alcalde (ARG) & Tarun Anirudh Chilakalapudi 6-2, 6-1.
$25,000 ITF women, Qujing, China
Singles (first round): YeHua Zhou (CHN) bt Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Shuyue Ma (CHN) & Alana Parnaby (Aus) bt Ho Ching Wu (HKG) & Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 6-4, 6-4.
$25,000 ITF women, Palmela, Portugal
Singles (first round): Eva Fuerrero Alvarez (ESP) bt Sathwika Sama 6-2, 6-3.
(Courtesy; The Hindu)