Bopanna-Middelkoop pair reaches Hamburg Open closing
Rohan Bopanna and his Dutch companion Matwe Middelkoop got here from a set all the way down to beat high seeds Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos within the semifinal of the ATP500 occasion in Hamburg, Germany on Friday.
The Spanish-Argentine duo of Granollers and Zeballos took the opening set 6-3. Nonetheless, the fourth-seeded Indo-Dutch pair, who reached the French Open semifinal this yr, gained the second set with the identical scoreline to degree issues up earlier than clinching the match tiebreak 10-3.
Bopanna and Middelkoop will face both third seeds Tim Puetz and Michael Venus or the unseeded pair of Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara within the closing.
This will likely be Bopanna’s fourth tour-level closing this yr. Whereas the 42-year-old Indian, world quantity 21 in doubles, gained the ATP250 titles in Adelaide and Pune with compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan, he and Canada’s Denis Shapovalov misplaced the summit conflict in Doha.
– Staff Sportstar
AITA Nationwide collection juniors
Prime seed Aryan Arora beat Tanishq Jadhav 9-6 to make the boys semifinals of the AITA Nationwide collection under-18 tennis event on the Joygaon Academy.
Skandha Prasanna Rao, Jason David and Kavin Karthik had been the others to make the semifinals of the boys occasion. Within the ladies part, Samaira Malik, Riya Sachdeva and Asmi Adkar had made the semifinals.
Monsoon rain has performed havoc with the schedule, leaving an enormous query mark on the completion of the occasion on the clay courts, as was the case final week in an analogous event on the identical venue.
Below-18 boys (quarterfinals): Aryan Arora bt Tanishq Jadhav 9-6; Skandha Prasanna Rao bt Siddhant Sharma 9-6; Jason David bt Vansh Nandal 9-7; Kavin Karthik bt Deepam Malik 9-2.
Pre-quarterfinals: Aryan bt Sagar Kumar 6-4, 4-6, 6-4; Tanishq bt Mayank Sharma 2-6, 6-3, 6-1; Skandha bt Pranav Mishra 6-2, 6-1; Siddhant bt Parag Jain 6-1, 6-3; Vansh bt Madhav Sharma 6-3, 6-1; Jason bt Ritvik Nadikude 6-3, 6-4; Deepam bt Swastik Sharma 6-4, 6-4; Kavin bt Manish Yadav 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.
Below-18 ladies (quarterfinals): Samaira Malik bt Raja Sarvagnya Kilaru 9-2; Riya Sachdeva bt Mahika Khanna 9-4; Asmi Adkar bt Ishi Maheshwari 9-2.
Pre-quarterfinals: Samaira bt Bhumika Rohilla 6-4, 3-6, 6-1; Raja Sarvagnya bt Aarushi Raval 6-4, 1-6, 6-2; Aakruti Sonkusare bt Diva Malik 6-4, 6-3; Laxmi Sri Dandu bt Kkaira Chetnani 7-5, 6-0; Mahika bt Harleen Kaur Dhanda 6-2, 6-3; Riya bt Suhani Gaur 6-1, 6-2; Ishi bt Harnoor Kaur Sidhu 6-2, 7-6(7); Asmi bt Kumkum Kumari 6-2, 6-1.
– Kamesh Srinivasan
Kashyap, Tanisha lose in Taipei Open, India’s marketing campaign over
Indian marketing campaign ended on the Taipei Open badminton event after Parupalli Kashyap and Tanisha Crasto suffered slender defeats within the quarterfinals of the singles and doubles competitions respectively, right here on Friday.
Third seed Kashyap’s spectacular run ended with a 12-21 21-12 17-21 loss to Soong Joo Ven of Malaysia in a 55-minute match of the Tremendous 300 event.
Tanisha additionally had a disappointing day as she suffered defeats in each the blended and ladies’s doubles competitors.
Tanisha and Ishaan Bhatnagar, seeded sixth, misplaced 19-21 12-21 to Malaysia’s Hoo Pang Ron and Toh Ee Wei within the blended doubles match that lasted 32 minutes.
The 19-year-old Dubai-born Tanisha then produced a gallant struggle together with her ladies’s doubles companion Shruti Mishra however couldn’t go previous Hong Kong’s sixth seeds Ng Tsz Yau and Tsang Hiu Yan, dropping 16-21 22-20 18-21 in simply over an hour.
Seher Atwal wins tenth leg of Hero WPGT with closing gap birdie
Seher Atwal saved her nerves and fired a birdie on the ultimate gap to win her first title of the season within the tenth leg of the Hero Ladies’s Professional Golf Tour right here on Friday.
Seher was runner-up in her final two begins.
A dramatic battle unfolded on the ultimate day on the Status Golfshire with at least 4 contenders for the title.
Seher (72) misplaced her in a single day lead early on the entrance 9 and Sneha Singh led on the flip with a two-under 34 entrance 9.
Then Nayanika Sanga (70) made a cost to set the clubhouse goal. For Neha Tripathi, the putts wouldn’t fall. She ended with a par on 18th and a good par 72, although a birdie on the final gap would have compelled a play-off with Seher, whose final 10 holes with three birdies and no bogeys clinched the problem.
Nayanika Sanga, a Gurgaon golfer who turned 18 final month, turned in a advantageous efficiency ending with 2-under 70. She ended one in need of Seher and was in a tie for second with Neha Tripathi (72).
Seher began the ultimate day one shot forward of Neha, however dropped three pictures on the primary, third and sixth whereas Neha had only one bogey on fifth. At that time Neha was one shot forward of Seher. Neha birdied the eighth.
The battle grew to become intense as Seher birdied the ninth and Neha bogeyed it for a two-shot swing that introduced them degree, however each had been two pictures behind the third participant within the closing group, Sneha. She performed an excellent entrance 9 of 2-under 34 with 4 birdies and two bogeys.
Seher birdied the eleventh to go forward, Neha pulled degree with a birdie on twelfth and the duo was degree until they got here to the 18th. Seher pulled off a birdie, whereas Neha missed out.
Sneha’s likelihood ended with a bogey on seventeenth, and he or she parred 18th for a card of 72 with 5 birdies and 5 bogeys. She completed 2-under 214 in fourth place.
Neha, who held a share of the first-round lead, paid the worth of two bogeys on the entrance 9, although she did have a birdie too.
On the again 9 Neha had only one birdie and ended with a par on 18th the place she wanted a birdie to get right into a play-off with Seher.
Atwal, Theegala begin with 73 every in 3M Open
It was not one of the best of begins for India’s Arjun Atwal or Indian-American Sahith Theegala as they shot 2-over 73 every to be at Tied-73rd after the primary spherical on the 3M Open on PGA Tour in Blaine.
Atwal had one birdie and three bogeys, whereas Theegala, who was down at 4-over, completed birdie-birdie to present himself an opportunity of stepping into the weekend.
Indo-Swede Daniel Chopra had a tough occasions with 7-over 78.
Whereas Atwal and Theegala have to make sure they get an honest second spherical, Chopra will want a shocking one to remain on for the cash rounds.
Scott Piercy and Sungjae Im are tied for the lead at 6-under. Tony Finau was two again after three shut birdie misses over his final 4 holes.
Finau was tied third alongside Brice Garnett, Emiliano Grillo, Tony Doug Ghim and Tom Hoge at 4-under. An enormous bunch of 9 gamers, together with Adam Hadwin and David Lingmerth, had been tied for eighth at 3-under.
Atwal hit 12 of 18 greens whereas ending at 2 over. He bogeyed the par-3 thirteenth, however acquired again the shot on the 451-yard par-4 fifteenth gap with a 22-foot putt for birdie.
After a tee shot on to the inexperienced on the 202-yard par-3 seventeenth, Atwal suffered from a tricky three-putt. Then, he had one other bogey on the par-4 ninth.
Theegala didn’t discover half the fairways and had solely 9 of the 18 greens in regulation. But, his placing with an amazing accuracy from inside 10 toes saved him a number of pictures.
The 43-year-old Piercy, who has 4 profession wins, modified his caddie, his swing coach, his driver and his putter final week.
The 24-year-old Sungjae Im, nineteenth within the FedEx Cup standings and twenty fourth on this planet, birdied 4 of his final six holes. He was tied for eighth on the Masters this yr.