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2021 Davis Cup | Rohan Bopanna and Rakumar Ramanathan lose doubles, India go down 1-3 to Finland

The Indian team lost its Davis Cup match to Finland 1-3 after losing the doubles on final day of the clash, in spite of pulling back with a win in one of the reverse singles. India will now have to compete in the playoffs next year to keep their hopes alive for a place in the World Group I.
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newstennisa month ago

2021 Davis Cup | Indian players falter on Day 1 against Finland

Indian Tennis stars Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan lost their respective singles matches on the opening day of their Davis Cup tie against Finland. India now needs to win all the matches on Saturday to progress to the qualifiers for the next edition of the Davis Cup, in 2022.
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newstennisa month ago

Davis Cup | Coach Zeeshan Ali banking on doubles team to seal clash against Finland

The Indian tennis team will face Finland in the World Group I of Davis Cup, starting September 17. Coach Zeeshan Ali is of the opinion that the doubles team of Divij Sharan and Rohan Bopanna could help the country seal the clash. In the singles, Prajnesh and Ramanathan would be expected to deliver.
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newstennisa month ago

2021 Davis Cup | Indians surprised with low-bounce, slow paced courts in Finland

The Indian Davis Cup team is surprised with the low bounce and not-so-fast courts for the upcoming match against Finland, in Espoo. Unfortunately, India will be missing out on their three top singles players - Sumit Nagal, Sasikumar Mukund, and Yuki Bhambri - for the important clash.
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newstennis2 months ago

Ramkumar Ramanathan and N Sriram Balaji lift Cassis Open men's doubles trophy

The Indian pair of Ramkumar Ramanathan and N Sriram Balaji lifted the men's doubles title of Cassis Open in France. They now get 80 ranking points each for their effort. Earlier, in the singles, Ramanathan had bowed out in the quarter-finals after he lost out to L Broady of Great Britain.
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newstennis2 years ago

ATP Pune Challenger | Prajnesh Gunneswaran loses three-set thriller

Top seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran suffered a tough loss in the third round of the KPIT-MSLTA Challenger in Pune on Thursday, losing to the Netherlands’ Tim van Rijthoven in three sets. Meanwhile, three other Indians made it to the quarter-finals, with two of them set to clash against each other.
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newstennis2 years ago

Pune ATP Challenger | Prajnesh Gunneswaran to lead 21 singles player

India’s top ranked tennis singles player Prajnesh Gunneswaran would be leading a contingent of 21 singles players of India in the upcoming Pune ATP Challenger event. Gunneswaran hasn’t won a single title this season and the season-ending event could offer him a crucial chance as well as points.
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newstennis2 years ago

Sumit Nagal, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Ramkumar Ramanathan to feature in the KPIT-MSLTA Challenger

India’s top singles players including the likes of Sumit Nagal, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, and Ramkumar Ramanathan will feature in the KPIT-MSLTA Challenger, which will commence in Pune from November 11. The singles winner will get a prize money of $7,200 and will also earn 80 ATP points.
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newstennis2 years ago

AITA forced to name Leander Paes for Davis Cup clash against Pakistan

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) has been forced to name Leander Paes for India’s highly-anticipated Davis Cup tie against Pakistan after Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna refused to travel to Islamabad, citing security concerns. The Asia-Oceania Group-I tie is scheduled for November 29-30.
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newstennis2 years ago

Sumit Nagal goes up by six spots, achieves career-best ranking of 129

India’s ace young tennis player, Sumit Nagal kept his ascent steady as the latest rankings released on Monday saw the 22-year-old moving up six spots in the world singles rankings to sit at 129. Nagal higged the limelight first after he was drawn against Roger Federer in US Open’s first round.
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