The bulk of Indian men tennis players will be in action at Davis Cup this weekend with Ramkumar Ramanathan and Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Rohan Bopanna, N Sriram Balaji as well as Arjun Kadhe and Saketh Myneni playing the World Group Playoff tie against Serbia at Belgrade.
Here’s a look at the results of the Indian players in action this week.
Sumit Nagal, who had refused to join the team as a stand-by, lost in the first round at the Szczecin Challenger in Poland. Gonzalo Lama beat the top seed 6-4, 6-4.
At the Shanghai Challenger, Vijay Sundar Prashant went down to second seed Aldin Setkic 4-6, 4-6 in the final round of qualifying as well. Vishnu Vardhan and Vinayak Sharma Kaza earlier lost in the second round.
On the women’s tour, Alisa Rastegaeva beat India’s Shilpi Swarupa Das 6-1, 6-2 in the second round of qualifying at the ITF $15,000 tournament at Almaty, Kazakhstan. At the $15,000 Monastir ITF event in Tunisia, Bhuvana Kalva beat Diana Chehoudi 6-4, 7-6(4) while Sathwika Sama beat Asya Colombo 6-0, 6-in the second round of qualifying.
A number of Indians are in action at the main draw of the ITF event in Egypt as well, who were yet to play their first-round matches.