Indian sports news wrap, September 2

Here are all the major updates and results from Indian sports on September 2.

Published : Sep 02, 2023 21:46 IST , CHENNAI - 2 MINS READ

FILE PHOTO: Rohan Bopanna (left) and Matthew Ebden (right).
FILE PHOTO: Rohan Bopanna (left) and Matthew Ebden (right). | Photo Credit: AP

FILE PHOTO: Rohan Bopanna (left) and Matthew Ebden (right). | Photo Credit: AP


US Open: Bopanna-Ebden pair reaches third round

India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Australian partner Matthew Ebden entered the men’s doubles third round at the US Open with a straight-sets victory over Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev and Russian Roman Safiullin.

The sixth seeded Indo-Australian pair won 6-3, 6-3 on Friday and would meet the unseeded British team of Henry Patten and Julian Cash in the pre quarterfinal.

By entering the last 16 stage, the duo also ensured at least USD 58,000 prize money for themselves.

The experienced Bopanna-Ebden pairing raised its game when it got break points, converting three out of seven.


Eqbal-Qamar pair wins ITF title in Thailand

Ishaque Eqbal and Faisal Qamar emerged victorious over Taisei Ichikawa and Yuta Kawahashi of Japan, defeating them 6-4, 6-3 in the doubles final of the $15,000 ITF men’s tennis tournament held in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand on Saturday.

In the $25,000 women’s event, which was also held in Thailand, Vaidhi Chaudhari and Zeel Desai were defeated in the doubles final by Luksika Kumkhum and Park Sohyun in straight sets.

€73,000 Challenger, Mallorca, Spain
Doubles (semifinals): Sriram Balaji & Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Theo Arribage & Luca Sanchez (Fra) 6-4, 6-4.
$15,000 ITF men, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
Doubles (final): Ishaque Eqbal & Faisal Qamar bt Taisei Ichikawa & Yuta Kawahashi (Jpn) 6-4, 6-3.
$15,000 ITF men, Monastir, Tunisia
Doubles (final): Ryan Seggerman & Patrik Trhac (USA) bt Chirag Duhan & Garrett Johns (USA) 6-1, 6-3.
$25,000 ITF women, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
Doubles (final): Luksika Kumkhum (Tha) & Park Sohyun (Kor) bt Vaidehi Chaudhari & Zeel Desai 7-6(4), 6-0.
$15,000 ITF women, Baku, Azerbaijan
Doubles (final): Selina Atay (Tur) & Maria Mikhailova bt Sravya Shivani & Snehal Mane 2-6, 6-2, [10-7].

- Team Sportstar

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