Italian Open: Rohan Bopanna bows out in first round

Rohan Bopanna and Dominic Inglot were beaten 7-6 (5), 6-3 by Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal in men's doubles.

Rohan Bopanna (in picture) partnered Dominic Inglot of Britain. Photo: PTI

Rohan Bopanna in partnership with Dominic Inglot of Britain was beaten 7-6 (5), 6-3 by Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal in the doubles first round of the EUR 5,791,280 ATP-1000 tennis tournament in Rome, Italy.

In the ITF women’s event in Singapore, qualifier Ashmitha Easwaramurthi battled past Kwan Yau Ng of Singapore 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (3). Rutuja Bhosale also sailed into the pre-quarterfinals, while Sowjanya
Bavisetti lost to the second seed.

The results

EUR 5,791,280 ATP-1000, Rome, Italy
Doubles (first round): Juan Sebastian Cabal & Robert Farah (Col) bt Dominic Inglot (GBR) & Rohan Bopanna 7-6 (5), 6-3.

EUR 92,040 Challenger, Heilbronn, Germany
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Carlos Berloco (Arg) & Hugo Dellien (Bol) bt Tuna Altuna (Tur) & Vijay Sundar Prashanth 4-6, 6-3, [10-5].

USD 54,060 Challenger, Gwangju, Korea

Singles (second round): Akira Santillan (Aus) bt Saketh Myneni 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Cheng-Peng Hsieh (Tpe)  & Christopher
Rungkat (Ina) bt Toshihide Matsui (Jpn) & Vishnu Vardhan 6-2, 7-5.

USD 25,000 ITF women, Singapore

Singles (first round): Ashmitha Easwaramurthi bt Kwan Yau Ng (Sgp) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (3); Rutuja Bhosale bt Charmaine Shi Yi Seah (Sgp) 6-0, 6-2; Abigail Tere-Apisah (Png) bt Sowjanya Bavisetti 6-3, 6-3.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Beatrice Gumulya & Jessy Rompies (Ina) bt Zoe Kruger (RSA) & Sowjanya Bavisetti 6-2, 6-1; Nudnida LUangnam (Tha) & Riya Bhatia bt Lynelle En Tong Lim (Sgp) & Bhuvana Kalva 6-2, 6-2; Abigail Tere-Apisah (Png) & Rutuja Bhossale bt Nastja Kolar (Slo) & Alexandra Riley (US) 7-5, 6-3.

USD 25,000 ITF men, Luan, China
Singles (first round): Karunuday Singh bt Shi Hong Zeng (Chn) 6-3, 6-3.

USD 15,000 ITF men, Kampala, Uganda
Singles (first round): Ivan Nedelko (Rus) bt V. M. Ranjeet 6-4, 6-3; S. D. Prajwal Dev bt Diego Fernandez Flores (Chi) 6-2, 6-1; Julian Bradley (Irl) bt SSuraj Prabodh 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2; Dhruv Sunish bt Mehluli Don Ayanda Sibanda (Zim) 6-1, 6-4; Niki Poonacha bt Ibrahim Kibet Yego (Ken) 6-0, 6-3.

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