Saturday, October 21, 2017

Squash News

At $100K Men's St George's Hill Classic 2017, Surrey, England

[QF] (Q) Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) bt (8) Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY,13) 11-9, 5-11, 8-11, 11-3, 11-8 (68m)

[SF] (Q) Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) vs (1) Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY,3)

Saurav scored a superb comeback win over top-15 Egyptian Abouelghar to win it in five games ... Saurav won the first game but lost next two easily ... Saurav recovered to win the fourth comfortably and then kept that momentum in the fifth for upset win showing his first round win wasn't a fluke ... Next, he is facing another Egyptian, former WR #1 Mohamed Elshorbagy.

At $50K Women's Carol Weymuller Open 2017, New York, USA

[R1] Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND,21) l (2) Raneem El Welily (EGY,3) 8-11, 6-11, 7-11

Dipika lost in the straight games against El Welily giving decent performance.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Badminton News

At $750K DANISA Denmark Open 2017, Odense, Denmark (World Superseries Premier)

[QF] Prannoy H.S. (IND,14) l (1) Wan Ho Son (KOR,2) 13-21 18-21
[QF] (8) Kidambi Srikanth (IND,8) bt (2) Viktor Axelsen (DEN,1) 14-21 22-20 21-7

[QF] Saina Nehwal (IND,12) l (4) Akane Yamaguchi (JPN,5) 10-21 13-21

[SF] (8) Kidambi Srikanth (IND,8) vs Wing Ki Vincent Wong (HKG,15)

Srikanth scored comeback upset win over newly crowned WR #1 Axelsen ... Axelsen won the first game easily ... In the second game, both players were neck to neck, Axelsen was up 17-19 but Srikanth won next 3 points for 20-19 and converted 2nd game point for winning this game ... In the decider, from 6-4 Srikanth won next 12 points to lead 18-4 to win this game comfortably ... Next, he is facing Wing Ki Vincent Wong for place in the final.

Akane handed a one-sided loss to Saina in 29 mins ... Saina failed to challenge her in this match.

Prannoy lost in the straight games against Son.

Tennis News

At €589K European Open 2017, Antwerp, Belgium

[SF] Scott Lipsky (USA)/ Divij Sharan (IND) bt (2) Ivan Dodig (CRO)/ Marcel Granollers (ESP) 06 64 10-5

Divij-Lipsky scored another impressive win over seasoned doubles pair for entering into the final ... After losing the first set 06, they made an excellent comeback in the match and in end, won the match tie-break comfortably.

At $125K Ningbo Challenger 2017, China

[SF] (1) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND)/ Christopher Rungkat (INA) bt Riccardo Ghedin (ITA)/ Sumit Nagal (IND) 61 60

[F] (1) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND)/ Christopher Rungkat (INA) vs Radu Albot (MDA)/ Jose Statham (NZL)

Jeevan and Chris thrashed Sumit and his partner in one-sided wi ... In the final, they r facing Albot and Statham.

At $25K+H Nigeria F5 Futures 2017, Lagos

[SF] (1) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,227) l (7) Johan Sebastien Tatlot (FRA,570) 36 67(4)

Poor loss for Prajnesh against 250 places below ranked Frenchman in the straight sets.

At $25K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2017, Obidos, Portugal

[R2] Nandini Sharma (IND,UNR) l (4) Magdalena Frech (POL,189) 06 26

The in-form top-200 Polish girl Magdalena Frech proved too strong to Nandini.

At $15K Thailand F9 Futures 2017, Nonthanburi

[SF] (7) Karunuday Singh (IND,647) l (4) Tung-Lin Wu (TPE,604) 16 46

KU lost in the straight sets against Wu.

At $15K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka

[SF] (2) Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND,608) bt (4) Josephine Boualem (FRA,574) 61 64

[F] (2) Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND,608) vs (1) Gozal Ainitdinova (KAZ,456)

Pranjala scored dominating win over a Frech girl Boualem ... In the final, she is facing Kazakh top-seed Ainitdinova.

At $15K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2017, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

[QF] Kanika Vaidya (IND,830) l (1) Anastasia Pribylova (RUS,435) 16 63 36

Kanika failed to repeat last week's result against Pribylova, but she stretched Pribylova to three sets.

Snooker News

At £366K English Open 2017, Barnsley, England

[R4] Aditya Mehta (IND,78) l (7) Neil Robertson (AUS,8) 1-4 (38-93(93), 0-80(66), 43-66, 85(69)-0, 26-80(80))

The WR #8 Neil Robertson proved too strong for Aditya ... Neil did not give a chance to Aditya of settling in the match ... Aditya managed to win the fourth frame but Neil was in the control of the match ... Still, good performance by Aditya as after very long time he reached 4th round of pro tour.

Squash News

At $50K Women's Carol Weymuller Open 2017, New York, USA

[R1] (6) Joshna Chinappa (IND,13) l Salma Hany Ibrahim (EGY,19) 10-12, 11-4, 10-12, 11-6, 8-11

Joshna lost against Salma in five games ... In this match, Salma won the important points, in 1st and 3rd games, for winning crucial games.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Badminton News

At $750K DANISA Denmark Open 2017, Odense, Denmark (World Superseries Premier)

[R2] Prannoy H.S. (IND,18) bt (7) Lee Chong Wei (MAS,7) 21-17 11-21 21-19
[R2] (8) Kidambi Srikanth (IND,8) bt Hyeok Jin Jeon (KOR,35) 21-13 8-21 21-18

[R2] Saina Nehwal (IND,12) bt Nitchaon Jindapol (THA,15) 22-20 21-13

[QF] Prannoy H.S. (IND,14) vs (1) Wan Ho Son (KOR,2)
[QF] (8) Kidambi Srikanth (IND,8) vs (2) Viktor Axelsen (DEN,1)

[QF] Saina Nehwal (IND,12) vs (4) Akane Yamaguchi (JPN,5)

Prannoy scored superb three games win over former #1 Lee Chong Wei and enters into the quarters ... Next, he is facing WR #2 Korean Wan Ho Son.

Srikanth started confidently and won the first game easily but he lost concentration in the second game and lost it winning only 8 pts ... In the final game, Srikanth took a 10-1 lead but from 19-12 Srikanth played the loose game ... He lost next 6 points, 19-18, then recovered to win remaining 2 points and completed the victory ... Next, he is facing new WR #1 Viktor Axelsen.

Saina scored straight games win over Thai girl, Nitchaon Jindapol ... Next, she is facing Japanese top player, Akane Yamaguchi.

Hockey News

At 10th Asia Cup 2017, Bangladesh

Super 4 stage
India bt Malaysia 6-2 (3-0)
Goal Scorers - Akashdeep Singh (IND) 14', Harmanpreet Singh (IND) 19' PC, SK Uthappa (IND) 24', Gurjant Singh (IND) 33', SV Sunil (IND) ', Sardar Singh (IND) 60' and Razie Rahim (MAS) 50' PC, Ramadan Rosli (MAS) 59'

Indians played attacking game against in-form Malaysian team and that approach worked well as we were 5-0 up at the end of the third quarter ... We again played poor fourth quarter as gave lot of space to Malaysian forwards ... They earned four penalty corners and scored two goals in the quarter ... This win lifted us to top position and on Saturday we will play against Pakistan in the final game of Super 4 stage.

Snooker News

At £366K English Open 2017, Barnsley, England

[R3] Aditya Mehta (IND,78) bt Chen Zifan (CHN,95) 4-1 (123(69,54)-7, 64-26, 70-44, 0-88(55), 65(64)-43)

[R4] Aditya Mehta (IND,78) vs (7) Neil Robertson (AUS,8)

Aditya in the fourth round with comfortable win over Chinese player Chen Zifan ... He started confidently scoring two 50+ breaks and maintained that focus throughout the match ... In the 4th round, Aditya is facing WR #8 Aussie Neil Robertson.

Tennis News

At €589K European Open 2017, Antwerp, Belgium

[QF] Scott Lipsky (USA)/ Divij Sharan (IND) bt (3) Raven Klaasen (RSA)/ Rajeev Ram (USA) 64 46 10-8

[SF] Scott Lipsky (USA)/ Divij Sharan (IND) vs (2) Ivan Dodig (CRO)/ Marcel Granollers (ESP)

Divij-Lipsky scored excellent upset win over Rajeev- Klaasen in the match tie-break ... In the match tie-break our pair was 9-5 up and converted 4th match point for a win ... Next, they r facing 2nd seed Dodig and Granollers.

At $125K Ningbo Challenger 2017, China

[QF] (1) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND)/ Christopher Rungkat (INA) bt (WC) Di Wu (CHN)/ Yibing Wu (CHN) 26 62 10-7
[QF] Riccardo Ghedin (ITA)/ Sumit Nagal (IND) bt Hsien-Yin Peng (TPE)/ Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE) 76(4) 76(8)

[SF] (1) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND)/ Christopher Rungkat (INA) vs Riccardo Ghedin (ITA)/ Sumit Nagal (IND)

Sumit with Ghedin scored hard fought win over experienced Taiwani pair ... Next, they r facing top-seed Jeevan and Chris ... They scored comeback win over local wildcard pair.

At $25K+H Nigeria F5 Futures 2017, Lagos

[R1] (1) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,227) bt Manuel Guinard (FRA,768) 64 60
[R2] (1) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,227) bt (Q) Lance-Pierre Du Toit (RSA,1956) 62 64
[QF] (1) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,227) bt Tom Jomby (FRA,1202) 76(8) 60

[SF] (1) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,227) vs (7) Johan Sebastien Tatlot (FRA,570)

Prajnesh in the semis and facing Frenchman ... In the quarters, he defeated former top-350 Jomby, in the tie-break Prajnesh was 1-5 down before winning it.

At $25K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2017, Obidos, Portugal

[R1] Nandini Sharma (IND,UNR) bt (WC) Lucia Quiterio (POR,1162) 67(4) 76(4) 75

[R2] Nandini Sharma (IND,UNR) vs (4) Magdalena Frech (POL,189)

Young Nandini scored local wildcard player, Lucia Quiterio, in very hard fought match ... This match was lasted for 3h 18m in two days ... After losing the first set Nandini was early break up in the second, 3-1, but while serving for the set at 5-4 Nandini failed to hold ... But she recovered in the tie-break for taking the match in the decider ... In the decider, Nandini took crucial break in 12th game when Lucia was serving for staying in the match for completing the victory ... Next, she is facing in-form top-200 Polish girl Magdalena Frech, this will be very tough match.

At $15K Thailand F9 Futures 2017, Nonthanburi

[R1] (7) Karunuday Singh (IND,647) bt (WC) Suthinan Tanthaseraneewat (THA,UNR) 64 63
[R2] (7) Karunuday Singh (IND,647) bt Yu Hsiou Hsu (TPE,1045) 64 63
[QF] (7) Karunuday Singh (IND,647) bt Enrico Dalla Valle (ITA,1060) 67(2) 63 64

[SF] (7) Karunuday Singh (IND,647) vs (4) Tung-Lin Wu (TPE,604)

KU is in the semis with good comeback win over Italian player.

At $15K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka

[R1] (2) Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND,608) bt Yuqi Sheng (CHN,1131) 60 62
[R1] (8) Zeel Desai (IND,826) bt (Q) Qianxin Kong (CHN,UNR) 60 61
[R1] (Q) Jennifer Luikham (IND,UNR) bt (WC) Adithya Karunaratne (SRI,UNR) 75 46 62

[R2] (2) Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND,608) bt (Q) Alice Gillan (GBR,1067) 76(4) 60
[R2] (8) Zeel Desai (IND,826) bt Sai Samhitha Chamarthi (IND,929) 60 61
[R2] (Q) Jennifer Luikham (IND,UNR) bt Sabastiani Leon (MEX,1131) 64 62

[QF] (2) Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND,608) bt (8) Zeel Desai (IND,826) 64 64
[QF] (Q) Jennifer Luikham (IND,UNR) l (1) Gozal Ainitdinova (KAZ,456) 16 46

[SF] (2) Pranjala Yadlapalli (IND,608) vs (4) Josephine Boualem (FRA,574)

Pranjala is in the semis, she defeated Zeel in the straight sets ... Jenni also reached another quarter-final as a qualifier.

At $15K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2017, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

[R1] Kanika Vaidya (IND, 830) bt Caroline Ilowska (AUT,UNR) 64 62
[R2] Kanika Vaidya (IND, 830) bt (5) Anastasiya Shoshyna (UKR,566) 64 75

[QF] Kanika Vaidya (IND, 830) vs (1) Anastasia Pribylova (RUS,435)

Kanika continued with impressing her performance ... She defeated top-600 Ukrainian girl in the straight sets and again facing top-seed Pribylova in the quarters.

Squash News

At $100K Men's St George's Hill Classic 2017, Surrey, England

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[R1] (Q) Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) bt (3) Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY,6) 11-7, 11-7, 11-2 (36m)

[QF] (Q) Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) vs (8) Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY,13)

Saurav scored another topnotch victory over top-10 Egyptian player, Marwan Elshorbagy, with this he recorded his 200th PSA match win ... He won the match with ease against Marwan, in each game he took an early lead and kept the pressure on him ... Next, he is facing young rising Egyptian Mohamed Abouelghar.

Snooker News

At £366K English Open 2017, Barnsley, England

[R1] Aditya Mehta (IND,78) bt Sam Craigie (ENG,80) 4-0 (97(54)-11, 56-13, 58-15, 77-54(54))

[R2] Aditya Mehta (IND,78) bt Ian Preece (WAL,79) 4-2 (65-52, 0-124(88), 70-4, 55-58, 70-59, 116(116)-16)

[R3] Aditya Mehta (IND,78) vs Chen Zifan (CHN,95)

Aditya took advantage of a weaker draw and he is in the third round with back to back wins over similarly ranked opponents ... In the second round, he ended with 100+ break ... Next, he is facing young Chinese Chen Zifan, who scored an upset win over WR #7 Barry Hawkins in the second round.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hockey News

At 10th Asia Cup 2017, Bangladesh

Super 4 stage
India dw Korea 1-1 (0-0)
Goal Scorers - Gurjant Singh (IND) 70' and Lee Jungjun (KOR) 41'

Gurjant saved the day for India with a last minute equaliser for a fighting 1-1 draw against Korea in their first Super 4 stage match ... Indians struggled against Korean defending in numbers despite enjoying the lions share of possession and having better scoring chances.

Badminton News

At $750K DANISA Denmark Open 2017, Odense, Denmark (World Superseries Premier)

[R1] Prannoy H.S. (IND,18) bt Emil Holst (DEN,38) 21-18 21-19
[R1] Sai Praneeth B. (IND,17) l Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus (DEN,26) 10-21 15-21
[R1] (8) Kidambi Srikanth (IND,8) bt (Q) Shubhankar Dey (IND,74) 21-17 21-15

[R1] Saina Nehwal (IND,12) bt (5) Carolina Marin (ESP,4) 22-20 21-18
[R1] (2) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,2) l Yufei Chen (CHN,10) 17-21 21-23

[R1] Manu Attri (IND)/ B. Sumeeth Reddy (IND) l (6) Mads Conrad-Petersen (DEN)/ Mads Pieler Kolding (DEN) 13-21 18-21
[R1] Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Chirag Shetty (IND) l Eui Seok Chung (KOR)/ Dukyoung Kim (KOR) 21-14 18-21 17-21
[R1] Ashwini Ponnappa (IND)/ N. Sikki Reddy (IND) l Mei Kuan Chow (MAS)/ Meng Yean Lee (MAS) 21-15 18-21 21-23

[R1] (Q) Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) l Niclas Nohr (DEN)/ Sara Thygesen (DEN) 19-21 17-21

[R2] Prannoy H.S. (IND,18) vs (7) Lee Chong Wei (MAS,7)
[R2] (8) Kidambi Srikanth (IND,8) vs Hyeok Jin Jeon (KOR,35)

[R2] Saina Nehwal (IND,12) vs Nitchaon Jindapol (THA,15)

Saina scored stunning straight games win over Carolina Marin ... Both games were closely fought but this time Saina kept her composure for winning important points ,,, Next, she is facing Thai girl, Nitchaon Jindapol ... On the other hand, Sindhu lost in the straight games against Chinese girl, Yufei Chen ... In the second game, Sindhu tried fightback after saving 5 game points from 16-20 down, but that wasn't enough.

Prannoy scored the straight games win over Holst ... Srikanth scored expected a win over Shubhankar ... But Sai lost easily against Vittinghus ... Prannoy is facing legendary Lee Chong Wei and Srikanth is having a challenge of Korean Hyeok Jin Jeon

In the doubles, our challenge got over in the first round ... Satwik and Ashwini lost against a local pair and Satwik partnering Chirag lost against Korean pair after winning the first game ... Manu-Sumeeth also lost in the straight games against Danish pair ... Ashwini-Sikki missed two match points in the third game, 20-19 and 21-10, before losing against Malaysian pair.

Tennis News

At $746K VTB Kremlin Cup 2017, Moscow, Russia

[R2] (Q) Yuki Bhambri (IND,152) l (6) Damir Dzumhur (BIH,38) 64 57 46

Yuki lost in close three sets against Dzumhur, Yuki played terrific match but again struggled with the fitness and endurance in the long match ... In the final set, he was break up 3-0 and 0-30 on Dzumhur's serve but from here he lost the plot.

In the first set, Yuki broke Dzumhur in the 4th game to lead 4-1 but while serving for the set at 5-3 Yuki failed to hold ... Yuki again broke Dzumhur in the 10th game for winning the set ... In the second set, both players were holding their respective services till the 10th game ... Dzumhur broke Yuki in the 11th game and after that Yuki took medical timeout ... After that, Dzumhur hold for winning this set ... In the final set, Yuki started confidently and broke Dzumhur in the 2nd game to lead 3-0 ... In the the 4th game, Yuki was 0-30 up on Dzumhur serve but from here Dzumhur showed his temperament ... He kept his composure and started fightback ... He broke Yuki in the 5th game and then again took a crucial break in the 9th game for completing the win.


At $125K Ningbo Challenger 2017, China

[R1] Riccardo Ghedin (ITA)/ Sumit Nagal (IND) bt Taro Daniel (JPN)/ Tatsuma Ito (JPN) 62 67(3) 10-5
[R1] (2) Vishnu Vardhan (IND)/ Toshihide Matsui (JPN) l Sadio Doumbia (FRA)/ Calvin Hemery (FRA) 26 36

[QF] (1) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND)/ Christopher Rungkat (INA) vs (WC) Di Wu (CHN)/ Yibing Wu (CHN)
[QF] Riccardo Ghedin (ITA)/ Sumit Nagal (IND) vs Hsien-Yin Peng (TPE)/ Tsung-Hua Yang (TPE)

Sumit with Ghedin scored a win in the match tie-break against experienced Japanese pair ... Next, they r facing Taiwani pair ... Jeevan and Chris r playing against local wildcard pair ... French pair defeated 2nd seed Vishnu and Matsui convincingly.

At $60K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2017, Suzhou, China

[R1] Ankita Raina (IND,271) l Hanyu Guo (CHN,333) 36 06

Doubles
[R1] (4) Dalila Jakupovic (SLO)/ Ankita Raina (IND) l Jia-Qi Kang (CHN)/ Xinyu Jiang (CHN) 16 16

Ankita lost one-sided matches in the singles and the doubles first round ... I think, her two months break was too long and she must be rusty.

Squash News

At $100K Men's St George's Hill Classic 2017, Surrey, England

[Q1] Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) bt Matthew Broadberry (ENG,228) 11-3, 11-2, 11-5 (24m)
[Q2] Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) bt Declan James (ENG,40) 11-4, 8-11, 11-6, 11-3 (54m)

[R1] (Q) Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) vs (3) Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY,6)

Saurav qualified for the maindraw with back to back wins over British players ... Next, he is facing Egyptian Marwan Elshorbagy.

At $50K Women's Carol Weymuller Open 2017, New York, USA

[R1] (6) Joshna Chinappa (IND,13) vs Salma Hany Ibrahim (EGY,19)
[R1] Dipika Pallikal Karthik (IND,21) vs (2) Raneem El Welily (EGY,3)

Joshna and Dipika r having Egyptian challenge ... Dipika is having tougher challenge of WR #3 Raneem El Welily.

Badminton News

At $750K DANISA Denmark Open 2017, Odense, Denmark (World Superseries Premier)

[Q1] Parupalli Kashyap (IND,46) bt Victor Svendsen (DEN,99) 21-13 21-16
[Q1] Shubhankar Dey (IND,74) bt Kim Bruun (DEN,59) 21-12 13-21 21-15
[Q1] Aruna Prabhudesai (IND,150) l Irina Amalie Andersen (DEN,84) 15-21 12-21
[Q1] Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) bt Kristoffer Knudsen (DEN)/ Isabella Nielsen (DEN) 21-17 21-13

[Q2] Parupalli Kashyap (IND,45) l Takuma Ueda (JPN,57) 4-21 19-21
[Q2] Shubhankar Dey (IND,74) bt Rasmus Gemke (DEN,64) 21-17 13-21 21-19
[Q2] Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) bt Jones Ralfy Jansen (GER)/ Eva Janssens (GER) 21-8 21-13

[R1] Prannoy H.S. (IND,18) vs Emil Holst (DEN,38)
[R1] Sai Praneeth B. (IND,17) vs Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus (DEN,26)
[R1] (8) Kidambi Srikanth (IND,8) vs (Q) Shubhankar Dey (IND,74)

[R1] Saina Nehwal (IND,12) vs (5) Carolina Marin (ESP,4)
[R1] (2) Pusarla V. Sindhu (IND,2) vs Yufei Chen (CHN,10)

[R1] Manu Attri (IND)/ B. Sumeeth Reddy (IND) vs (6) Mads Conrad-Petersen (DEN)/ Mads Pieler Kolding (DEN)
[R1] Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Chirag Shetty (IND) vs Eui Seok Chung (KOR)/ Dukyoung Kim (KOR)
[R1] Ashwini Ponnappa (IND)/ N. Sikki Reddy (IND) vs Mei Kuan Chow (MAS)/ Meng Yean Lee (MAS)

[R1] Pranaav Jerry Chopra (ND)/ N. Sikki Reddy (IND) l Sam MaGee (IRL)/ Chole MaGee (IRL) 17-21 15-21
[R1] (Q) Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (IND)/ Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) vs Niclas Nohr (DEN)/ Sara Thygesen (DEN)

Sindhu and Saina having a tough draw in the Denmark open ... Saina is facing former WR #1 Carolina Marin and Sindhu is facing top-10 Chinese girl Yufei Chen.

Sai is facing Vittinghus, in their last two meetings Vittinghus was victorious ... Prannoy is also facing local player Holst ... Srikanth is facing Shubhankar, who qualified with two upset wins over local higher ranked players ... Kashyap lost in the final qualifying round.

In the MXD, Satwik-Ashwini qualified for main-draw and facing local pair in the first round ... But Pranaav-Sikki lost in the first round against Irish pair ... In the doubles, Manu-Sumeeth r facing WR #6 Danish pair ... Satwik-Chirag r facing Korean pair and Ashwini-Sikki r playing similar ranked Malaysian pair.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tennis News

At €589K European Open 2017, Antwerp, Belgium

[R1] Scott Lipsky (USA)/ Divij Sharan (IND) bt (WC) Steve Darcis (BEL)/ Arthur De Greef (BEL) 75 46 10-8

[QF] Scott Lipsky (USA)/ Divij Sharan (IND) vs (3) Raven Klaasen (RSA)/ Rajeev Ram (USA)

Divij and Lipsky started with the match tie-break win over local pair in the first round ... Next, they r facing 3rd seed Ram and Klaasen.

At €660K Intrum Stockholm Open 2017, Sweden

[R1] Leander Paes (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) l (3) Jack Sock (USA)/ Nenad Zimonjic (SRB) 63 67(3) 8-10

Lee and Purav lost in the match tie-brea against Zimo and Sock after winning the first set ... They were 0-3 down in the second set, made comeback but failed to keep momentum in both tie-breaks.

At $226K BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open 2017, Luxembourg

[R1] Alexandra Cadantu (ROU)/ Prarthana Thombare (IND) l Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR)/ Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 57 16

These weekly partnership is not helping to Prarthana, as another first round loss with Cadantu for her.

At $125K Ningbo Challenger 2017, China

[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND,314) l (Q) Marinko Matosevic (AUS,501) 26 46

Doubles
[R1] (1) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND)/ Christopher Rungkat (INA) bt Shuichi Sekiguchi (JPN)/ Go Soeda (JPN) 63 62

Sumit lost in the straight sets against former top-50 Australian Marinko Matosevic, he failed to chalenge Matosevic.

Jeevan-Chris started with dominating win against experienced Japanese pair.


At $15K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka

[F] Prerna Bhambri (IND,954) l Yexin Ma (CHN,1126) 16 26

May be Prerna was tired after playing back to back two matches in a day but Ma blown her away in the title match.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Tennis News

At $746K VTB Kremlin Cup 2017, Moscow, Russia

[R1] (Q) Yuki Bhambri (IND,146) bt (WC) Roman Safiullin (RUS,451) 62 64

Yuki won the battle between two former Junior Australian Open champions convincingly ... Yuki was better player on the court from the start ... He won the first set in 25 mins breaking Roman's twice ... In the second set, he broke Roman in 5th game to lead 3-2 and then both players hold respective service games ... Yuki did not faced a single break point in this match, so it shows his service games are not liability on the indoor court ... This win will push his ranking inside top-140 and makes him richer by $12K.

At $125K Ningbo Challenger 2017, China

[Q3] Vishnu Vardhan (IND,492) l Yunseong Chung (KOR,582) 67(2) 26

[R1] Sumit Nagal (IND,314) vs (Q) Marinko Matosevic (AUS,501)

Vishnu lost in the straight sets against Korean Yunseong Chung.

Sumit having tough match against former top-50 Australian Marinko Matosevic.


At $60K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2017, Suzhou, China

[R1] Ankita Raina (IND,271) vs Hanyu Guo (CHN,333)

Doubles
[R1] (4) Dalila Jakupovic (SLO)/ Ankita Raina (IND) vs Jia-Qi Kang (CHN)/ Xinyu Jiang (CHN)

Ankita is playing in the China ... She is facing local Chinese challenge in the singles and the doubles first round.

At $25K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2017, Obidos, Portugal

[Q1] Nandini Sharma (IND,UNR) bt Anastazja Rosnowska (GER,UNR) 62 64
[Q2] Nandini Sharma (IND,UNR) bt (2) Irene Burillo Escorihuela (ESP,480) 76(5) 64
[Q3] Nandini Sharma (IND,UNR) bt (11) Dalila Spiteri (ITA,643) 16 63 63

[R1] Nandini Sharma (IND,UNR)vs (WC) Lucia Quiterio (POR,1162)

Young Nandini Sharma qualified for the main draw with three solid wins ... In that, she defeated top-500 Spanish girl, Irene Burillo Escorihuela, in tight two sets and then scored comeback win over Italian girl after losing the first set ... In the main draw, she is facing local wildcard player, Lucia Quiterio.

At $15K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka

[QF] (4) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,619) l Yexin Ma (CHN,1126) 26 63 10-12
[QF] (Q) Rishika Sunkara (IND,1049) bt Isabelle Boulais (CAN,1018) 62 60
[QF] Prerna Bhambri (IND,954) bt (6) Tamara Curovic (SRB,644) 76(2) 61

[SF] Prerna Bhambri (IND,954) bt (Q) Rishika Sunkara (IND,1049) 76(2) 61

[F] Prerna Bhambri (IND,954) vs Yexin Ma (CHN,1126)

Good to see Prerna take advantage and reached in the final with some good wins ... Rishika laso reached the semis as a qualifier but Rutja lost in the quartrs.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hockey News

At 10th Asia Cup 2017, Bangladesh

Pool A
India bt Pakistan 3-1 (1-0)
Goal Scorers -Chinglensana Singh (IND) 17', Ramandeep Singh (IND) 44', Harmanpreet Singh (IND) 45' PC and Ali Shan (PAK) 49'

India had a relatively tough match against Pakistan but managed to maintain their all-win record ... As expected we won but I m disappointed with our lackluster performance ... Pakistan's defence was better than us as our defence was struggling with one to one marking inside the circle ... Pakistan dominated 4th quarter but some good saving by Chikate helped us to win this match by 2 goals margin.

Golf News

At $7M CIMB Classic 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (PGA Tour 2018)

T10 Anirban Lahiri (IND) 67 73 64 71 -13 $175,000.00
68 SSP Chawrasia (IND) 72 71 74 75 +4 $14,280.00

The 2018 season of PGA tour started in Malaysia ... Due to his excellent flawless 8 under in the third round helped Anirban to finish in top-10 ... The last year he finished in 3rd position, but still decent start for the new season for Anirban.

Tennis News

At $746K VTB Kremlin Cup 2017, Moscow, Russia

[Q2] (4) Yuki Bhambri (IND,152) bt (5) Alexei Vatutin (RUS,183) 75 64

[R1] (Q) Yuki Bhambri (IND,152) vs (WC) Roman Safiullin (RUS,451)

Yuki qualified for the main draw with the straight sets win and facing local wild card player, Roman Safiullin, in the first round ... Roman also was a Junior Australian Open champion in 2015.

In this match, Yuki was early break down, 1-4, he fought back and took crucial break in 11th game and then hold for winning the set ... In the second set, Yuki was early break up, 4-2, but Vatutin broke him in the 8th game, 4-all ... Yuki immediately broke back Vatutin in next game, 5-4, and then hold to complete the victory.


At $226K BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open 2017, Luxembourg

[R1] Alexandra Cadantu (ROU)/ Prarthana Thombare (IND) vs Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR)/ Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA)

This week Prarthana is partnering Romanian Alexandra Cadantu and they r facing South American pair in the first round.

At €589K European Open 2017, Antwerp, Belgium

[Q1] Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,148) l (6) Sebastian Ofner (AUT,141) 57 46

In their last three meetings RamK defeated Ofner but here he failed to repeat that and lost in the straight sets ... So with that RamK's losing strak continues as this was his 5th loss in the row.

At $125K Ningbo Challenger 2017, China

[Q2] Sidharth Rawat (IND,529) l (2) Yang Tsung Hua (TPE,302) 36 76(4) 26
[Q2] Vishnu Vardhan (IND,492) bt (5) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND,403) 64 64

[Q3] Vishnu Vardhan (IND,492) vs Yunseong Chung (KOR,582)

Doubles
[R1] (1) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND)/ Christopher Rungkat (INA) vs Shuichi Sekiguchi (JPN)/ Go Soeda (JPN)
[R1] Riccardo Ghedin (ITA)/ Sumit Nagal (IND) vs Taro Daniel (JPN)/ Tatsuma Ito (JPN)
[R1] (2) Vishnu Vardhan (IND)/ Toshihide Matsui (JPN) vs Sadio Doumbia (FRA)/ Calvin Hemery (FRA)

Vishnu scored comfortable win over Sasi for entering in to the final qualifying ... He will be facing young Korean Yunseong Chung ... Sid lost in three sets against top-300 Yang Tsung Hua.

This week Jeevan and Vishnu r back with their respective successful partners and both pairs r top 2 seeds.


At $15K ITF Women's Tennis Tournament 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka

[R2] Prerna Bhambri (IND,954) bt Zeel Desai (IND,822) 76(3) 63
[R2] (Q) Rishika Sunkara (IND,1049) bt (5) Andrea Ka (CAM,627) 46 63 10-4

[QF] (4) Rutuja Bhosale (IND,619) vs Yexin Ma (CHN,1126)
[QF] (Q) Rishika Sunkara (IND,1049) vs Isabelle Boulais (CAN,1018)
[QF] Prerna Bhambri(IND,954) vs (6) Tamara Curovic (SRB,644)

Prerna and Rishika scored upset win over their higher ranked opponents and joined Rutuja in the quarters ... Rishika scored superb comeback win over Andrea Ka but Zeel's struggled continues.

Squash News

At $100K Men's St George's Hill Classic 2017 , Surrey, England [QF] (Q) Saurav Ghosal (IND,26) bt (8) Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY,13...