Rohan Bopanna in Hamburg quarterfinals with Pablo Carreno Busta
Rohan Bopanna in partnership with Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain beat the former world No.1 Nenad Zimonjic of Sebria and Rudolf Molleker of Germany 6-3, 5-7, 10-3 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the € 1,855, 490 ATP-500 tennis tournament in Hamburg, Germany, on Wednesday.
In the ATP event in Atlanta, Prajnesh Gunneswaran was unable to capitalise on a good start and was beaten 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-0 by qualifier Kwon Soonwoo of Korea in the first round. Prajnesh collected $7,000 for the outing.
In the doubles pre-quarterfinals, Leander Paes in partnership with Marius Copil of Romania was beaten 7-6(2), 6-4 by Tayor friz and Cameron Norrie.
In the ATP event in Switzerland, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja had a robust start as they ousted the second seeds Denys Molchanov and Igor Zelenay for the loss of six games.
In the ITF men’s Futures in Thailand, Manish Sureshkumar won both his singles, and the doubles with NIki Poonacha. He was joined in the singles pre-quarterfinals by Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam and second seed Arjun Kadhe.
€ 1,855,490 ATP-500, Hamburg, Germany
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) & Rohan Bopanna bt Rudolf Molleker (GER) & Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) 6-3, 5-7, [10-3].
$777,385 ATP, Atlanta, US
Singles (first round): Kwon Soonwoo (KOR) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-0.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Taylor Fritz (US) & Cameron Norrie (GBR) bt Marius Copil (ROU) & Leander Paes 7-6(2), 6-4.
€ 586,140 ATP, Gstaad, Switzerland
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja bt Denys Molchanov (UKR) & Igor Zelenay (SVK) 6-4, 6-2.
$25,000 ITF men, Nonthaburi, Thailand
Singles (first round): Alexander Crnokrak (AUS) bt Sidharth Rawat 6-3, 6-2; Naoki Tajima (JPN) bt Niki Poonacha 6-4, 4-6, 6-1; Manish Sureshkumar bt Kunal Anand 4-6, 6-3, 6-3; Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam bt Emilano Maggioli (ITA) 7-6(2), 6-3; Arjun Kadhe bt Kasidit Samrej (Tha) 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Timur Khabibulin (KAZ) & Arjun Kadhe bt Soichiro Moritani (JPN) & Pol Wattanakul (THA) 6-2, 6-3; Billy Harris (GBR) & Vladyslav Orlov (UKR) bt Dusty Boyer (US) & Karunuday Singh 6-4, 6-4; Niki Poonacha & Manish Sureshkumar bt KUnal Anand & Shahbaaz Khan 6-2, 6-3.
$15,000 ITF men, Tabarka, Tunisia
Singles (first round): Alexander Weis (ITA) bt Anirudh Chandrasekar 6-3, 7-5.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Anirudh Chandrasekar & PC Vignesh bt Maikel Borg & Max Houkes (NED) 6-3, 3-6, [12-10]; Richard Thongoana (RSA)& Tarun Anirudh Chilakalapudi bt Benjamin Dhoe & Tom Pisane (BEL) 3-6, 7-6(4), [12-10].
$25,000 ITF women, Porto, Portugal
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Gabriella Da Silva Fick (AUS) & Magali Kempen (BEL) bt Shrivalli Rashmikaa Bhamidipaty & Sathwika Sama 6-3, 6-1
$25,000 ITF women, Nonthaburi, Thailand
Singles (first round): Yuki Naito (JPN) bt Rutuja Bhosale 7-6(6), 1-6, 7-5.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Mana Ayukawa (JPN) & Rutuja Bhosale bt Plobrung Plipuech & Watsachol Wasatdee (THA) 6-4, 3-6, [10-5].
$15,000 ITF women, Tabarka, Tunisia
Singles (first round): Paula Arias Manjon (ESP) bt Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi 6-1, 6-0.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)