Ramkumar Ramanathan wins title

Top-seed Ramkumar Ramanathan won his second successive singles title in a fortnight in Singapore, as he tamed Nicholas S Hu of the U.S. 7-6(4), 6-2 in the final of the $15,000 ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament on Sunday.

Firing nine aces, and converting three of seven breakpoints that he forced, Ramkumar sailed through, dropping serve once in the final.   -  V Sreenivasa Murthy

Top-seed Ramkumar Ramanathan won his second successive singles title in a fortnight in Singapore, as he tamed Nicholas S Hu of the U.S. 7-6(4), 6-2 in the final of the $15,000 ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament on Sunday.

Firing nine aces, and converting three of seven breakpoints that he forced, Ramkumar sailed through, dropping serve once in the final.

The results

€127,000 Challenger men, Nottingham

Qualifying singles (first round): Alejandro Falla (Col) bt Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 3-6, 6-3, 6-0; Finn Bass (GBR) bt Sathi Reddy Chirala 6-0, 6-0.

€43,000 Challenger men, LIsbon, Portugal

Qualifying singles (first round): Dennis Novak (Aut) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund 6-2, 6-2.

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