Ramkumar Ramanathan in semifinals of Nanchang Challenger

Ramkumar Ramanathan outplayed Zhizhen Zhang of China 6-3, 6-0 in the quarterfinals of the $54,160 Challenger tennis tournament in Nanchang, China.

Ramkumar Ramanathan outplayed Zhizhen Zhang of China 6-3, 6-0 in the quarterfinals (File photo).   -  R. Ragu

Davis Cupper Ramkumar Ramanathan outplayed Zhizhen Zhang of China 6-3, 6-0 in the quarterfinals of the $54,160 Challenger tennis tournament in Nanchang, China, on Friday.

Serving well and not facing a single break point in the whole match that lasted 54 minutes, the fourth seeded Ramkumar converted four of five breakpoints that he forced, in setting up a semifinal against top seed Nordan Thompson of Australia.

In the ATP Tour event in Budapest, top seeds Rohan Bopanna in partnership with Dominic Inglot of Britain, were beaten by the alternate entrants, Andre Begemanna and Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 6-4 in the doubles quarterfinals.

Bopanna and partner collected 45 ATP points and €4,710.

In the ITF men’s Futures in Nigeria, top seeds Arjun Kadhe and Vijay Sundar Prashanth made the doubles final.

In the ITF women’s event in Andijan, fourth seed Pranjala Yadlapalli made the semifinals, the only seed to reach that far in the event.

The results:

€ 586,140 ATP, Budapest, Hungary

Doubles (quarterfinals): Andre Begemann (Ger) & Ernests Gulbis (Lat) bt Dominic Inglot (GBR) & Rohan Bopanna 6-3, 6-4.

$54,160 Challenger, Nanchang, China

Singles (quarterfinals): Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Zhizhen Zhang (Chn) 6-3, 6-0.

$25,000 ITF men, Abuja, Nigeria

Doubles (semifinals): Arjun Kadhe & Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Danylo Kalenichenko (Ukr) & Niels Lootsma (Ned) 6-3, 6-2; Quarterfinals: Arjun Kadhe & Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt William Bushamuka & Luke Jacob Gamble (US) 6-4, 6-4.

$25,000 ITF men, Andijan, Uzbekistan

Singles (quarterfinals): Konstantin Kravchuk (Rus) bt Sidharth Rawat 7-6(1), 7-5; Pre-quarterfinals: Sidharth Rawat bt Kristian Lozan (Rus) 7-5, 5-1 (retired); Vladyslav Manafov (Ukr) bt Rishab Agarwal 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Jose Fco Vidal Azorin (Esp) & Aryan Goveas bt Temur Ismailov & Amal Sultanbekov (Uzb) 7-5, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF men, Cairo, Egypt

Doubles (quarterfinals): Petr Hajek (Cze) & Kai Wehnelt (Ger) bt Giovani Samaha (bn) & Anirudh Chandrasekar 6-2, 7-6(4); Arnaud Bovy & Gauthier Onclin (Ble) bt Tarun Anirudh Chilakalapudi & PC Vignesh 7-5, 6-1.

$25,000 ITF women, Andijan, Uzbekistan

Singles (quarterfinals): Pranjala Yadlapalli bt Anastasia Pribylova (Rus) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2; Pre-quarterfinals: Gozal Aintdinova (Kaz) bt Riya Bhatia 5-7, 6-2, 6-3; Anastasia Pribylova (Rus) bt Rutuja Bhosale 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-2; Pranjala Yadlapalli bt Alicia Barnett (GBR) 6-1, 4-6, 6-0.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Amina Anshba (Rus) & Anastasia Detiuc (Cze) bt Natalja Kostic (Srb) & Rutuja Bhosale 6-7(5), 6-1, [12-10].