Savannah Challenger: Ramkumar Ramanathan moves to Round Two

Unseeded Ramkumar battled past local wild card Ryan Shane 6-4, 7-5 in the opening round of the USD 50,000 clay court event in the U.S.

Ramkumar Ramanathan defeated Ryan Shane 6-4, 7-5.   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Ramkumar Ramanathan advanced to the second round of the Savannah Challenger but Yuki Bhambri, who has returned to circuit after a month, went down fighting in the Gimcheon event in Korea.

Unseeded Ramkumar battled past local wild card Ryan Shane 6-4, 7-5 in the opening round of the USD 50,000 clay court event in the U.S. Ramkumar had ended runner-up at the Tallahassee Challenger last week. It was the first ever Challenger final for the 22-year-old and as a result he jumped 47 places to 217 in the ATP singles rankings.

Yuki, who missed the Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan in Bengaluru due to a knee injury, pushed the second seed Russian and World No. 93 Konstantin Kravchuk 2-6, 6-1, 3-6 in the second round that lasted close to two hours. Yuki played this tournament under Protected Ranking (PR).

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