Ramkumar Ramanathan loses quarterfinals in Nottingham

Davis Cupper Ramkumar Ramanathan dropped serve once in the match, but lost a marathon 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-7(4) in the quarterfinals of the €127,000 Challenger men, in Nottingham on Friday.

Ramkumar Ramanathan, who fired nine aces, but committed 10 double faults in the match, collected 25 ATP points and €3,710. (File Photo)   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Davis Cupper Ramkumar Ramanathan dropped serve once in the match, but lost a marathon 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-7(4) in the quarterfinals of the €127,000 Challenger men, in Nottingham on Friday. Ramkumar, who fired nine aces, but committed 10 double faults in the match, collected 25 ATP points and €3,710.

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, in partnership with Austin Krajicek of the US, made the doubles final, as second seeds Matt Reid and Adil Shamasdin gave a walkover. In the ATP event in s-Hertogenbosch, Divij Sharan, seeded fourth with Artem Sitak of New Zealand, made the doubles semifinals.

In the doubles quarterfinals of the $100,000 ITF women’s event in Manchester, Prarthana Thombare, in partnership with Luksika Kumkhum of Thailand, survived two match points to win 13-11 in the super tie-break.

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The results:

€ 686,080 ATP, s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Doubles (quarterfinals): Artem Sitak (Nzl) & Divij Sharan bt Romain Arneodo (Mon) & Gilles Muller (Lux) 7-6(2), 6-3.

€ 127,000 Challenger men, Nottingham, UK

Singles (quarterfinals): Marcel Granollers (Esp) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-6(4).

Doubles (semifinals): Austin Krajicek (US) & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan w.o. Matt Reid (Aus) & Adil Shamasdin (Can).

$100,000 ITF women, Manchester, Britain

Doubles (quarterfinals): Luksika Kumkhum (Tha) & Prarthana Thombare bt Evgeniya Rodina (Rus) & Dayana Yastremska (Ukr) 7-5, 4-6, [13-11].

$15,000 ITF men, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Singles (semifinals): Manish Sureshkumar bt Mohit Mayur 6-3, 6-0.

Doubles (semifinals): Vladyslav Orlov (Ukr) & david Perez Sanz (Esp) bt Anvit Bendre & Nitin Kumar Sinha 6-2, 6-2.