Tata Maharashtra Open 2019 Day 2 Highlights - Ramkumar, Bopanna, Paes through to next round

Catch live scores and updates from Round one of the ATP 250 Tata Maharastra Open 2019. Indian stars Ramkumar Ramanathan, Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna will be in action today.

Ramkumar Ramanathan during a practise session ahead of the TATA Maharashtra Open at Balewadi Tennis Stadium in Pune.   -  R. Ragu

That's all from Day 2 of the ATP250 Tata Maharashtra Open. Ramkumar Ramanathan, Leander Paes and the pair of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan grabbed wins today while Arjun Kadhe was knocked out of the men's singles and Saketh Myneni pulled out owing to an injury.

The tournament serves up some mouth-watering clashes on Wednesday as Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan meet Leander Paes and Miguel Reyes-Varela in the men's doubles round-of-16. The other Indians in the fray are Sriram Balaji and Arjun Kadhe against Luke Bambridge and Jonny O'Mara in another men's doubles round-of-16 match.

 

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11:00pm Arjun Kadhe loses in straight sets to Laslo Djere 5-7, 6-7 (6-8).

10:20pm Arjun Kadhe loses the first set 5-7 to Laslo Djere after being 2-0 up.

9:24pm Leander Paes and Miguel Reyes-Varela are through to the round-of-16. They win in straight sets (6-3, 6-4) against Hans Podlipnik and David Marrero. 

They'll face Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan in the next round.

Here are the highlights from Ramkumar's win

 

9:05pm: Ramkumar Ramanthan makes his way into the second round with a come-from-behind 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Marcel Granollers. Ramkumar becomes the first Indian to advance to the next round.   

8:35pm Saketh Myeneni and Prajnesh Gunneswaran are among the crowd at Ramkumar's match against Granollers, showing their compatriot some support as both of them are out of the tournament.

READ | Myneni withdraws due to injury

ALSO READ | Prajnesh Gunneswaran upbeat despite first round exit

Also among the crowd is Gerard Granollers, brother and doubles partner of Marcel Granoller. They won their first round match 6-4,6-4 against Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Nicholas Monroe.

8:29pm Ramkumar Ramanathan wins the second set 6-4.

Our reporter Anirudh updates - "At 15-40, Ramkumar wins it with a crosscourt forehand. Breaks serve, takes set and the crowd loves it."

8:12pm An argument breaks out between Ramkumar and the umpire.

Our correspondent says -"At 3-2 lead and 15-15, Ramkumar wants to challenge but referee says it has to be swift and he was too late to ask for a challenge. Been two minutes and the argument is still on."

8:10pm Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan are though to the second round. They beat Malek Jaziri and Radu Albot in straight sets 6-1 6-2. They've looked good and had even dragged a section of the centre court crowd to watch them in action.

 

Next up is Leander Paes and Miguel Angel Reyes against David Marrero and Hans Podlipnik-Castillo.

8:05pm Jiri Vesely is through to the secound round, beating Antoine Hoang 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

 

8:00pm A change of shirt may have worked wonders for Ramkumar. He's moving more freely at the baseline and takes the lead for the first time in the match. Leads 2-1 in second set.

7:56pm Things are looking easy for Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan. They're 3-0 up in the second set.

Our correspondent Anirudh is at centre court, but somehow knows Bopanna and Sharan, who are playing on court 1, are doing well.

"Crowd at the doubles game is a lot louder than the one at centre court. Can hear their cheers inside the centre court and needn't look at the scores to know Bopanna and Sharan are doing well.

Some of the crowd has been filtering out at every interval in the centre court. One says "Wahan aur acha hai [It's better over there]," as he walks out. Presumably about the doubles game? Looks like the news of Bopanna and Sharan has reached them."

7:55pm Benoit Piare's through, beating Thiago Monteiro 7-6(5), 6-3.

 

7:47pm Ramkumar Ramanathan loses the first set 4-6 and has used up all three of his challenges, all turning out to be unsuccessful.

Our reporter updates - "Ramkumar gives his all but Granollers has been a step ahead. He's [Ramkumar] soaking wet now and has gone for a change of shirt."

 

7:40pm Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan cruise in the first set against Malek Jaziri and Radu Albot, winning it 6-1.

7:38pm Ilya Ivashka is through.

 

7:35pm Marcelo Arevalo and James Cerretani win the first set 6-4 against Ivan Dodig and Simone Bolelli in the men's doubles first round.

Ramkumar Ramanathan and Marcel Granollers in action on centre court.

 

7:20pm Our reporter Anirudh Velamuri in Pune updates: "Granollers on a break point and wins. RR hits wide and challenges the call. Reply shows the ball did go wide. RR broken, loses a challenge."

On Day 2 of the Maharashtra Open 2019, we have five Indians in action. Ramkumar Ramanathan wil play in the men's singles, while Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan begin their men's doubles campaign. Leander Paes and Arjun Kadhe will also be in action today.

Saketh Myneni pulled out of tournament ahead of his men's singles match against Benoit Paire due to an injury.

READ | Tata Maharashtra Open: Myneni withdraws due to injury

Here's the full order of play on Day 2