Chengdu Open: Jeevan in doubles semifinals

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, in partnership with Austin Krajicek of the U.S., beat Ruben Bemelmans of Belgium and Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-3, 7-5.

File Photo: Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (in picture) and his partner will play Guido Pella of Argentina and Joao Sousa of Portugal in the semifinals.   -  R. Ragu

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, in partnership with Austin Krajicek of the U.S., beat Ruben Bemelmans of Belgium and Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-3, 7-5 to make the doubles semifinals of the ATP 250 Chengdu Open in China on Thursday.

In the semifinals, Jeevan and partner will play Guido Pella of Argentina and Joao Sousa of Portugal, who had beaten Sriram Balaji and Rohan Bopanna in the quarterfinals.

Ramkumar bows out

In the ATP event in Shenzhen, Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia and Herzegovina beat qualifier Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-2. Damir converted three of five breakpoints to cruise, and saved all the 10 breakpoints that he faced. Ramkumar collected 32 ATP points, including 12 for qualification, and USD 12,535.

In the USD 60,000 ITF women’s event in Australia, Rutuja Bhosale, in partnership with Hiroko Kuwata of Japan, set up a title clash against Kimberly Birrell of Australia and Katy Dunne of Britain.

In the ITF men’s Futures in Thailand, Karunuday Singh beat the third seed in singles quarterfinals, and made the doubles final with Francis Casey Alcantara of the Philippines.

The results
  • USD 1,183,360 ATP, Chengdu, China
  • Doubles (quarterfinals): Austin Krajicek (U.S.) & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Ruben Bemelmans (Bel) & Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-3, 7-5;
  • Pre-quarterfinals: Ruben Bemelmans & Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Radu Albot (Mda) & Malek Jaziri (Tun).
  • USD 800,320 ATP, Shenzhen, China
  • Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Damir Dzumhur (BIH) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-2.
  • USD 15,000 ITF men, Cairo, Egypt
  • Singles (first round): Federico Bertuccioli (Ita) bt Tejas Chaukulkar 2-6, 6-2, 7-5; Clement Geens (Bel) bt Tarun Anirudh Chilakalapudi 6-1, 6-0.
  • Doubles (quarterfinals): Ali Dawani (Brn) & Adam Moundir (Sui) bt Issam Haitham Taweel (Egy) 6-4, 2-6, [10-7]; Tejas Chaukulkar & Vasisht Cheruku bt Adham Gaber & Aly Shokeir (Egy) 6-2, 6-1.
  • USD 15,000 ITF men, Hua Hin, Thailand
  • Singles (quarterfinals): Karunuday Singh bt Ryota Tanuma (Jpn) 6-2, 7-6 (3); Passcal Meis (Ger) bt Sidharth Rawat 6-4, 7-5.
  • Doubles (semifinals): Francis Casey Alcantara (Phi) & Karunuday Singh bt Pruchya Isaro (Tha) & Kelsey Stevenson (Can) 6-3, 6-4.
  • USD 60,000 ITF women, Darwin, Australia
  • Doubles (semifinals): Hiroko Kuwata (Jpn) & Rutuja Bhosale bt Aldila Sutjiadi (Ina) & Olivia Tjandramulia (Aus) 6-0, 7-6 (5).
  • USD 15,000 ITF women, Cairo, Egypt
  • Singles (first round): Dominique Karregat (Ned) bt Saumya Vig 6-1, 6-1; Michele Alexandra Zmau (Ita) bt Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi 7-6 (2), 6-0.
  • Doubles (quarterfinals): Dominique Karregat & Annick Melgers (Ned) bt Iulia Bianca Ilinca (Rou) & Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi 6-3, 6-3.

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