ATP Tour: Divij Sharan in semifinals in Munich

Divij Sharan and Marcelo Demoliner, his doubles’ partner, defeat Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies in the doubles quarterfinals.

Divij Sharan (in picture) and his Brazilian partner — Marcelo Demoliner — will next play Ken Skupski and Neal Skupski.   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Divij Sharan, in partnership with Marcelo Demoliner of Brazil, got past the German pair of Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 in the doubles quarterfinals of the EUR 586,140 ATP 250 tourney in Munich, Germany, on Thursday.

Sharan and Demoliner had earlier ousted the top seeds Dominic Inglot of Britain and Rohan Bopanna in another super tie-break. The Indo-Brazilian combination will next play the Skupski brothers from Britain, Ken and Neal.

In the ATP Challenger in Mexico, second seeds Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja beat Dariann King and Peter Polansky 7-6 (5), 2-6, 10-3 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals.

Ramkumar goes down fighting

In the ATP Challenger in Seoul, the 146th ranked Ramkumar Ramanathan went down fighting in the pre-quarterfinals to Li Zhe of China, who prevailed 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (6). The other Indian Davis Cupper, Saketh Myneni, was also beaten in the pre-quarterfinals, by Tung-Lin Wu of Chinese Taipei.

The third entry was worth eight ATP points and USD 1,720.

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Ramkumar, however, sustained his good run in the doubles and reached the semifinals with Brayden Schnur of Canada.

In the ATP Challenger in Savannah, Davis Cupper Sumit Nagal progressed into the pre-quarterfinals, past eighth seed Mats Moraing of Germany.

In the ITF women’s event in Namangan, sixth seed Rutuja Bhosale made the quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Maryna Chernyshova of Ukraine. She also made the doubles semifinals along with Eudice Wong Chong of Hong Kong.

In Turkey, sixth seed Jennifer Luikham reached the singles quarterfinals to challenge local girl Cemre Anil.

The results
  • EUR 586,140 ATP, Munich, Germany
  • Doubles (quarterfinals): Marcelo Demoliner (Bra) & Divij Sharan. bt Kevin Krawietz & Andreas Mies (Ger) 4-6, 6-3, [10-8].
  • USD 135,400 Challenger, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja bt Darian King (Bar) & Peter Polansky (Can) 7-6 (5), 2-6, [10-3].
  • USD 108,320 Challenger, Seoul, Korea
  • Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Tung-Lin Wu (Tpe) bt Saketh Myneni 6-4, 7-5; Li Zhe (Chn) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (6).
  • Second round: Yasutaka Uchiyama (Jpn) bt Sriram Balaji 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4.
  • Doubles (quarterfinals): Brayden Schnur (Can) & Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Nam Ji Sung & Song Min-Kyu (Kor) 6-3, 5-7, [10-6].
  • USD 54,160 Challenger, Savannah, U.S.
  • Singles (second round): Sumit Nagal bt Mats Moraing (Ger) 6-1, 4-2 (retired).
  • USD 25,000 ITF women, Santa Margherita Di Pula, Italy
  • Doubles (quarterfinals): Tuna Altuna (Tur) & Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Lenny Hampel (Aut) & Jules Okala (Fra) 4-6, 7-5, [10-4].
  • USD 25,000 ITF men, Namangan, Uzbekistan
  • Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Roman Safiullin (Rus) bt Manish Sureshkumar 6-3, 6-2; Alexander Vasilenko (Rus) bt Sidharth Rawat 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.
  • USD 15,000 ITF men, Cairo, Egypt
  • Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Albert Alcaraz Ivorra (Esp) bt Anirudh Chandrasekar 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.
  • USD 25,000 ITF women, Namangan, Uzbekistan
  • Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Rutuja Bhosale bt Maryna Chernyshova (Ukr) 7-5, 6-3.
  • Doubles (quarterfinals): Eudice Wong Chong (Hkg) & Rutuja Bhosae bt Ilona Georgiana Ghioroaie (Rou) & Sowjanya Bavisetti 7-5, 6-4.
  • USD 15,000 ITF women, Cairo, Egypt
  • Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Melanie Klaffner (Aut) bt Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi 6-2, 6-3; Lamis Alhussein Abdel Aziz (Egy) bt Saumya Vig 6-0, 6-2.
  • USD 15,000 ITF women, Antalya, Turkey
  • Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Jennifer Luikham bt Sabrina Rittberger (Ger) 6-2, 6-4; First round: Jennifer Luikham bt Ana Makatsaria (Geo) 6-7 (6), 7-6 (4), 6-2.

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