Indian Davis Cupper and World No.143 tennis player Somdev Devvarman was Saturday named the third seed while Yuki Bhambri, ranked 183, was seeded seventh for the Oct 18-25 KPIT-MSLTA ATP Challenger to be played at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here.
India's doubles star Rohan Bopanna says the bitterness that had developed between him and Leander Paes in the build-up to the 2012 London Games is "long gone and over" and he was not averse to the idea of pairing with his senior compatriot for the Rio Olympics if there are no fitness issues.
Ankita Raina, representing ONGC, proved just too good for Prerna Bhambri (GAIL) in the women`s singles final and romped to a 6-0, 6-0 title triumph in under an hour at the 33rd PSPB inter-unit tennis tournament here Friday.
The opportunity to win his first ITF Futures title in 20 months was lost when Vishnu Vardhan suffered a straight set defeat at the hands of Dutch player Antal Van der Duim in USD 10,000 men`s tournament, here today.
The Indian challenge at the USD 50,000 ATP Challenger Tour ended on Friday after Russian third seed Evgeny Donskoy outplayed Somdev Devvarman to set up a final clash against a spirited Ilija Bozoljac of Serbia.
Fresh from winning the Chennai leg, Yuki Bhambri advanced to the second round, even as the other two Indians Saketh Myneni and Vishnu Vardhan made quiet exits in the USD 50,000 ATP Challenger at BTA Courts here on Tuesday.
Hyderabad`s Vishnu Vardhan, who partnered Leander Paes in the London Olympic Games last year, and Sowjanya Bavisetti became the most expensive male and female players respectively at the auction conducted for the second edition of the Premier Tennis League Sunday.
Top seed Yuki Bhambri asserted his class with a resounding 6-3 6-1 win over Torsten Wietoska and set up a title clash with compatriot N Sriram Balaji, who struggled past Vishnu Vardhan in a marathon semifinal of the USD 10,000 ITF Futures tournament, on Friday.
Top seed Yuki Bhambri and Vishnu Vardhan are headed for a possible title clash as they breezed into the semifinals of the ITF Futures event after scoring easy victories against their respective rivals, who failed to play to their potential.
Top seed Yuki Bhambri had an easy outing against an erratic Shonigmatjon Shofayziyev while Vishnu Vardhan was impressive in his comeback trail as he knocked out sixth seed V M Ranjeet from the USD 10,000 ITF Men`s Futures tournament, on Tuesday.
Men`s and women`s singles top seeds Vishnu Vardhan and Eetee Maheta crashed out of the Rs 12-lakh prize money Omkar All India ranking men`s and women`s tennis championship held at the the Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana Club (JVPG) today.
Stung by the boycott of top players for the Davis Cup tie, a beleaguered AITA today decided to appoint a special committee to look into the grievances of the rebels even as the standoff showed no signs of ending with the tennis body and the players engaging in a fresh blame game.
The All India Tennis Association (AITA) would be forced to select a depleted side to counter South Korea as none of the eight revolting players has made himself available for Davis Cup selection so far.