Purav Raja makes doubles semifinals in Atlanta ATP

Purav Raja in partnership with Ken Skupski of Britain fought his way into the doubles semifinals of the ATP Tour event in Atlanta

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Purav Raja in partnership with Ken Skupski of Britain fought his way into the doubles semifinals of the ATP Tour event in Atlanta, as the duo beat Taylor Fritz and Cameron Norrie 3-6, 6-1, 11-9.

In the ATP event in Gstaad, Switzerland, Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan went down fighting 9-11 in the super tie-break in the pre-quarterfinals on the red clay. Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan with Austin Krajicek of the US also hit a rough patch and crashed out early.

In the Challenger in Binghamton, Saketh Myneni lost the first round in three sets, and lost the doubles pre-quarterfinals 10-12 in the super tie-break in partnership with compatriot Vijay Sundar Prashanth.


The results:

$748,450 ATP, Atlanta, US
Doubles (quarterfinals): Ken Skupski (GBR) & Purav Raja bt Taylor Fritz (US) & Cameron Norrie (GBR) 3-6, 6-1, [[11-9].

€ 561,345 ATP, Gstaad, Switzerland
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Guido Andreozzi (Arg) & Jaume Munar (Esp) bt Sriram Balaji & Vishnu Vardhan 6-7(7), 6-3, [11-9]; Santiago Gonzalez (Mex) & Joao Sousa (Por) bt Austin Krajicek (US) & Jeevan
Nedunchezhiyan 6-1, 6-0.

$75,000 Challenger, Binghamton, US
Singles (first round): Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera (Chi) bt Saketh Myneni 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Ludovico Cestarollo (Ita) & Karl Poling (US) bt Saketh Myneni & Vijay Sundar Prashanth 6-7(2), 7-5, [12-10].