TENNIS – Bhambri, Ramkumar in quarters
Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramanathan beat Gregoire Barrere and Fixed Lestienne 6-1, 7-6(3) to achieve the doubles quarterfinals of the € 90,280 Challenger tennis match within the US.
|€ 90,280 Challenger, Aix-en-Provence, France Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Yuki Bhambri & Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Gregoire Barrere & Fixed Lestienne (Fra) 6-1, 7-6(3); Rafael Matos (Bra) & David Vega Hernandez (Esp) bt Artem Sitak (Nzl) & Divij Sharan
€ 45,730 Challenger, Prague, Czech Republic Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Marius Copil (Rou) & Max Purcell (s) bt Grigoriy Lomakin (Kaz) & Vishnu Vardhan 6-4, 6-3; Nicholas Monroe (US)
$25,000 ITF girls, Daytona Seaside, US Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Reese Brantmeier & Elvina Kalieva (US) bt Maria Kononova (Rus) & Sharmada Balu 6-2, 6-4; Elizabeth Hallbauer
$25,000 ITF girls, Tossa de Mar, Esp Singles (first spherical): Pembra Ozgen (Tur) bt Sowjanya Bavisetti 6-0, 6-2.
$25,000 ITF girls, Monastir, Tunisia Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Wang Meiling & Yao Xinxin (Chn) bt Smriti Bhasin & Sahaja Yamalapalli 7-5, 6-4.
$15,000 ITF girls, Cairo, Egypt Singles (first spherical): Anastasia Zolotareva bt Shreya Tatavarthy 6-4, 6-2.
Golf – Lahiri eyes Presidents Cup berth with strong end at Wells Fargo
Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri will look to proceed his good run and put up an excellent present on the Wells Fargo Championships starting right here on Thursday to seal a spot on the prestigious Presidents Cup.
Because the Gamers Championship, the place he was a detailed second for his finest end ever on the PGA Tour, Lahiri went on so as to add Prime-15 finishes in Texas and in Mexico final week.
The Indian is coming to the match with the arrogance of enjoying effectively. Lahiri is aware of that he has the flexibility to string birdies in a stretch and it’s only a query of preserving the errors down.
Paired with Camilo Villegas, who is without doubt one of the vice captains for the Presidents Cup, Lahiri can be eager to showcase his sport and present type.
Lahiri is correct now twelfth on the standings for the Worldwide Group. The third participant within the group is Henrik Norlander, a buddy, who additionally helped the Indian beginner Avani Prashanth with a caddie for Augusta Nationwide Girls’s Beginner championship.
The trio tees off at 7.12 am from the tenth tee.
The USD 9 million occasion has a robust area led by defending champion Rory McIlroy, Abraham Ancer, Marc Leishman, Tony Finau, Matt Wolff, Keegan Bradley, Zach Johnson, Charl Schwartzel, Matt Fitzpatrick, Sergio Garcia, Gary Woodland, Jason Day, Paul Casey, Cam Davis and Matt Wallace.
McIlroy leads the sphere because the defending champion however he’ll be placing his sport to the take a look at at TPC Potomac at Avenal Farm for the primary time. He has rested since an inspiring and career-best solo second on the Masters and he can be a strong outcome.
For the second time in 5 editions, the Wells Fargo Championship can be contested on a course aside from its main in order that Quail Hole Membership can proceed getting ready for one more premier occasion.
In 2017, Quail Hole was the host of the PGA Championship. This September, it’ll be the stage for the Presidents Cup (September 19-25) for which Lahiri needs to make the Worldwide Group.
The TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm has not hosted the Wells Fargo Championship, however it’s not a stranger to the PGA TOUR and its sanctioned circuits.