Ramanathan advances in ATP Chennai Open

IANS| Updated: Dec 29, 2013, 18:13 PM IST

Chennai: Ramkumar Ramanathan kept his chances of making the main draw alive defeating Mikhail Elgin of Russia 6-3, 7-5 in the qualifying rounds of the Aircel ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament here Sunday.

The other Indian in the fray, Sanam Singh, however, went down 5-7, 5-7 to Frederik Nielsen of Denmark.

The results (Qualifying - 2nd Round):

H Laaksonen (SUI) bt G Soeda (JPN) 7-5 6-4; N Gombos (SVK) bt D Lajovic (SRB) 2-6 6-1 6-4; P Oswald (AUT) bt R Ram (USA) 6-1 3-6 7-5; I Marchenko (UKR) bt A Giannessi (ITA) 6-3 6-4; R Albot (MDA) bt Z Zhang (CHN) 7-6(2) 6-3; A Kudryavtsev (RUS) bt K Khachanov (RUS) 7-6(9) 6-3; F Nielsen (DEN) bt S Singh (IND) 7-5 7-5; R Ramanathan (IND) bt M Elgin (RUS) 6-3 7-5.