Leander beaten by top seeds in Chengdu

Leander Paes and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela of Mexico lost to Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic 6-4, 3-6, 5-10 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the ATP Tour event.

Leander Paes and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela of Mexico went down fighting against the top seeds Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic 6-4, 3-6, 5-10 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the ATP Tour event in Chengdu, China, on Monday.

The doubles draw in the $1,183,360 also features Rohan Bopanna  partnering Srira Balaji, while Divij Sharan and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan have their regular partners Artem Sitak of New Zealand and Austin Krajicek of the US.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran won two rounds in the singles qualifying event to assure himself 12 ATP points and set up a first-round clash against Matteo Barrettini of Italy.

Fellow Davis Cupper Ramkumar Ramanathan did the same in another part  of China, as he qualified for the ATP event in Shenzhen, and set up a first round against Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic.


The results:


$1,183,360 ATP, Chengdu, China
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Ivan Dodig & Mate Pavic (Cro) bt Miguel
Angel Reyes-Varela (Mex) & Leander Paes 4-6, 6-3, [10-5].

Qualifying singles (second and final round):

Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Hiroki Moriya (Jpn) 6-4, 6-3; First round: Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Xia Zhao (Chn) 6-2, 7-5.

$800,320 ATP, Shenzhen, China
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Ramkumar Ramanathan bt He
Yecong (Chn) 6-1, 6-1; First round: Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Max Purcell
(Aus) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(3).

$15,000 ITF men, Hua Hin, Thailand
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals):  Nuttanon Kadchapanan & Palaphoom Kovapitukted (Tha) bt Suraj Prabodh & Dalwinder Singh 7-6(3), 6-3; Suthinan Tanthaseraneewat (Tha) & Ruikai Wang (Chn) bt Sidharth Rawat & Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam 7-6(4), 7-6(1); Fancias Casey Alcantara (Phi) & Karunuday Singh bt Adrian Andrezejczuk (Pol) & Pascal Meis (Ger) 2-6, 6-3, [10-5].