Ramkumar beats Yibing Wu in China

Fellow Davis Cupper Prajnesh Gunneswaran also made the pre-quarterfinals, with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Cem Ilkel of Turkey.

Ramkumar Ramanathan. (File Photo)   -  R. Ragu

Ramkumar Ramanathan avenged his Davis Cup loss to the Chinese sensation Yibing Wu, with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory, in the first round of the $50,000 Challenger tennis tournament, in Nanchang, China, on Wednesday.

Fellow Davis Cupper Prajnesh Gunneswaran also made the pre-quarterfinals, with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Cem Ilkel of Turkey.

In the ATP Masters in Monte Carlo, Rohan Bopanna warmed up for the clay season with a 6-1, 7-5 victory, in partnership with Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France, over the alternate entrants Jamie Cerretani and Andreas Seppi.

In the $100,000 Challenger, in Sarasota, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja made the quarterfinals, with a 10-7 victory, in the super tie-break, against Robert Galloway and Mitchell Krueger.

In the $125,000 WTA event in China, Ankita Raina was beaten in the doubles quarterfinals, in partnership with Jang Su Jeong of Korea.

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The results:

€ 5,238,735 ATP Masters, Monte Carlo, Monaco Doubles (first round): Edouard Roger-Vasselin (Fra) & Rohan Bopanna bt Jamie Cerretani (US) & Andreas Seppi (Ita) 6-1, 7-5.

$100,000 Challenger, Sarasota, US Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja bt Robert Galloway & Mitchell Krueger (US) 6-3, 3-6, 10-7.

$50,000 Challenger men, Nanchang, China Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Roberto Ortega-Olmedo (Esp) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund 6-4, 6-2; First round: Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Yibing Wu (Chn) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3; Prajnesh Gunneswaran bt Cem Ilkel (Tur) 6-4, 6-4.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Kamil Majchrzak (Pol) & Toshihide Matsui (Jpn) bt Sriram Balaji & Vishnu Vardhan 5-7, 6-4, 10-5.

$25,000 ITF men, Abuja, Nigeria Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Jelle Sels (Ned) bt Karunuday Singh 6-4, 6-4; Joao Menezes bt Aryan Goveas 4-6, 6-3, 6-4; Neuchrist (Aut) bt Dalwinder Singh 6-2, 6-3.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Remi Boutillier & Tom Jomby (Fra) bt Hugo Largo (Esp) & Anurag Nenwani 6-2, 6-4; Aryan Goveas & Karunuday Singh bt Kazuma Kawachi & Giovani Samaha (Lbn) 7-5, 3-6, [10-6]; Franco Feitt (Arg) & Danylo Kalenchenko (Ukr) bt Suraj Prabodh & Dalwinder Singh 7-5, 6-4.

$25,000 ITF men, Bukhara, Uzbekistan Doubles (pr-quarterfinals): Shahbaaz Khan & Sidharth Rawat bt Adil Karimov & Azamat Lukmanov (Uzb) 6-1, 6-4.

$125,000 WTA, Zehngzhou, China Doubles (quarterfinals): Duan Yingying & Wang Yafan (Chn) bt Jang Su Jeong (Kor) & Ankita Raina 6-4, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Singles (first round): Kanika Vaidya bt Andjela Novcic (Srb) 6-2, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF women, Shymkent, Kazakhstan Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Pranjala Yadlapalli bt Valeriya Urzhumova (Rus) 6-2, 1-6, 7-6(3).

Doubles (quarterfinals): Valeriya Pogrebnyak (Rus) & Pranjala Yadlapalli bt Yekaterina Dmitrichenko (Kaz) & Hanna Sokal (Blr) 6-2, 6-4.