Ramkumar Ramanathan wins UTR Pro tourney in Florida

Ramkumar wins six rounds in a draw of 64, dropping 17 games in all, competing against a bunch of players in the 16-20 age group.

Ramkumar Ramanathan receiving the trophy after winning the UTR Pro tennis tournament in Florida. - SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Ramkumar Ramanathan put his training at the Sanchez Casal Academy in Florida to good use as he provided useful lessons to a bunch of young players in the 16-20 age group.

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Competing in the UTR Pro tennis tournament at the Academy, Ramkumar won six rounds in a draw of 64, dropping 17 games in all, against the young players. In the final, Ramkumar outplayed the 19-year-old Blu Baker of Britain, ranked 79 in juniors last year, 6-0, 6-2.

Since having wound up the professional tour with the Challenger in Orlando last week, Ramkumar has been training in Florida, preparing for the season ahead.

The results
  • Final: Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Blu Baker (GBR) 6-0, 6-2;
  • Semifinals: Ramkumar bt Janmagnus Johnson (US) 6-0, 6-1;
  • Quarterfinals: Ramkumar bt Adolfo Daniel Vallejo (Par) 6-2, 6-3;
  • Pre-quarterfinals: Ramkumar bt Fnu Nidunjianzan (Chn) 6-2, 6-2;
  • Second round: Ramkumar bt Justin Braverman (US) 6-1, 6-0
  • First round: Ramkumar bt Santiago Arredondo (Mex) 6-2, 6-2.