Ramkumar Ramanathan knocks out Tomas Machac in Challenger tournament

Ramkumar Ramanathan knocked out Tomas Machac of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the €44,820 Challenger tennis tournament in Switzerland on Tuesday.

Ramkumar Ramanathan

FILE PHOTO: Ramkumar Ramanathan of India in action.   -  The Hindu

Davis Cupper Ramkumar Ramanathan knocked out his doubles partner and fourth seed Tomas Machac of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the €44,820 Challenger tennis tournament in Switzerland on Tuesday.

In the Challenger in Bucharest, Sumit Nagal was beaten 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 by Lorenzo Giustino of Italy in the first round.

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The results

€44,820 Challenger, Biel, Switzerland

Singles (first round): Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Tomas Machac (Cze) 6-3, 6-2.

€44,820 Challenger, Bucharest, Romania
Singles (first round): Lorenzo Giustino (Ita) bt Sumit Nagal 3-6, 7-5, 7-5.

$15,000 ITF men, Cairo, Egypt
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Billy Harris (GBR) & Palaphoom Kovapitukted (Tha) bt Diego Augusto Barreto Sanchez (Esp) & Rishab Agarwal 6-4, 5-7, [10-8]; Emiliano Maggioli & Gian Marco Ortenzi (Ita) bt Cedric Stanke (Ger) & Karan Singh 6-2, 6-4; Davide Galoppini & Marco Miceli (Ita) bt SD Prajwal Dev & Nitin Kumar Sinha 6-4, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF men, Monastir, Tunisia
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Ajeet Rai (Nzl) & Giorgio Ricca (Ita) bt Andrej Duric (BIH) & Krithik Maknur Shivaram 6-2, 6-2; Ugo Blanchet & Mayeul Darras (Fra) bt Niki Poonacha & Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam 7-6(2), 6-3.

$15,000 ITF women, Cairo, Egypt
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Yasmin Ezzat (Egy) & Ashmitha Easwaramurthi bt Gloria Ceschi (Ita) & Maria Sholokhova (Rus) 1-6, 7-5, [11-9].

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