Ramkumar Ramanathan beaten in first round in Italy

Davis Cupper Ramkumar Ramanathan was beaten 6-4, 6-4 by Kevin Krawietz of Germany in the first round of the €64,000 Challenger Tennis Tournament in Italy on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, Ramkumar's campaign ended on Tuesday after being knocked out in the first round of the Challenger Tennis Tournament in Italy.   -  The Hindu

Davis Cupper Ramkumar Ramanathan was beaten 6-4, 6-4 by Kevin Krawietz of Germany in the first round of the €64,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Italy on Tuesday. In the Challenger in Japan, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan made the doubles quarterfinals with Christopher Rungkat of Indonesia, but Prajnesh Gunneswaran was beaten in straight sets of the singles first round by Laurent Lokoli of France.

Yuki Bhambri beats eighth seed Luke Bambridge of Britian in the second set tie-break to make the third and final qualifying round against Tim Van Rijthoven of the Netherlands in the $50,000 Challenge in Knoxville.



The results: €64,000 Challenger men, Ortisei, Italy Singles (first round): Kevin Krawietz (Ger) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-4. $50,000 Challenger men, Kobe, Japan Singles (first round): Laurent Lokoli (Fra) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-3, 7-6(0). Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Christopher Rungkat (Ina) & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Ti Chen (Tpe) & Amir Weintraub (Isr) 6-0, 6-4. $50,000 Challenger men, Knoxville, US Qualifying singles (second round): Yuki Bhambri bt Luke Bambridge (GBR) 6-1, 7-6(5). $25,000 ITF men, Wollongong, Australia Singles (first round): Sumit Nagal bt Daniel Nolan (Aus) 6-1, 6-1. Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Nathan Pasha (US) & Darren Polkinghorne (Aus) bt Sriram Balaji & Sumit Nagal 6-3, 7-6(4). $10,000 ITF men, Meshref, Kuwait Doubles (pre-quarterfianls): Jordi Menoz-abreu (Ven) & David Perez Sanz (Esp) bt Levar Harper Griffith (US) & Rahul Sadhwani 6-4, 6-0; Daniel Altmaier (Ger) & Fred Simonsson (Swe) bt Isa Mammetgulyyev (Tkm) & Aryan Goveas 6-7(5), 6-0, 10-6.