$15K India F1-F6 futures Feb/March 2017

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Re: $15K India F1-F6 futures Feb/March 2017

Postby Omkara » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:53 am

Sasi won 6-3, 2-6, 6-4

[F] (3) Sasi Kumar MUKUND (IND) bt (4) Sami REINWEIN (GER) 63 26 64

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Re: $15K India F1-F6 futures Feb/March 2017

Postby PKBasu » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:56 am

Wonderful news. Congrats to Sasi Kumar Mukund.

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Re: $15K India F1-F6 futures Feb/March 2017

Postby sameerph » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:37 pm

I watched the second and third set of the final DD sports.

After Sasi seemingly winning the first set comfortably, the German player seemed to be coming back strongly and Sasi was starting to make a lot of errors. It continued at the start of third set when Sasi seemed to be struggling to hold his serve. But, Sasi just seemed to lift his mood at that time and came back strongly to break the German's serve in the 5th game and then kept holding to win the set and the match.

Sasi's game appears quite good. He has pretty good groundstrokes on both wings and does not seem to have major weaknesses there. His serve is decent but would do well to add some pace on it to win some easy points. Overall his game looks good and I think some confidence from wins such as this can take him to next level.

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Re: $15K India F1-F6 futures Feb/March 2017

Postby Omkara » Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:52 pm

I started seeing the match sometime in the third set and hence maybe I saw him play better. But I liked what I saw. An all round game. Can hit both forehand and back hand winners. Attacks the net. Decent serve. While its all good, none of them are awesome. The forehand ain't like Yuki, serve not like Vishnu and net play nowhere near likes of Lee. Definitely the best backhand I have seen among Indians. His game can improve from here. He is only 20.

He has had a title in each of 15, 16 and 17 and now should concentrate more on Challengers. Its good to see both Prajnesh and Sasi emerging as good second rung of players, though Prajnesh is bit more matured than Sasi.

If Sasi continues to improve soon he will beat RamK for sure. But he has to improve.

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Re: $15K India F1-F6 futures Feb/March 2017

Postby sameerph » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:36 pm

Omkara wrote:. Definitely the best backhand I have seen among Indians.


Saketh has an excellent backhand. He generates a lot of power on both down the line and cross court ones.

Yuki's backhand is pretty good too.

But, yes Sasi has one of the better ones.

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Re: $15K India F1-F6 futures Feb/March 2017

Postby Omkara » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:45 pm

Both Yuki and Saketh have defensive backhand. Seldom they hit winners. Often they move left to. Convert it into a forehand winner. Sasi did so quite a few times but at times hit real good back hand shots. Whether he will be able to do so at a higher level needs to be seen!

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Re: $15K India F1-F6 futures Feb/March 2017

Postby Abish arul » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:16 pm

yuki's backhand is pretty underrated when he is on song his backhand as lethal as his forehand.sanam has a wonderful backhand too

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Re: $15K India F1-F6 futures Feb/March 2017

Postby sameerph » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:23 pm

Omkara wrote:Both Yuki and Saketh have defensive backhand. Seldom they hit winners. Often they move left to. Convert it into a forehand winner.


Probably in case of Yuki as he trusts his forehand more than his backhand. But, in case of Saketh many times I have seen him purposely take the ball on the backhand and hit winners. I don't have any stats to support that but he may have more backhand winners than forehand in his career.

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Re: $15K India F1-F6 futures Feb/March 2017

Postby Varma » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:40 pm

I too think Yuki's backhand is pretty effective. The few times I saw him play, he was pretty comfortable playing that shot and used it quite a bit in offense. Same with Sanam's backhand too.

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Re: $15K India F1-F6 futures Feb/March 2017

Postby Omkara » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:23 pm

Lately haven't seen much of Saket. So not the best judge

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Re: $15K India F1-F6 futures Feb/March 2017

Postby sameerph » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:44 pm

These are qualifying results for F4 at Bhilai-

Round 1
Paramveer Singh BAJWA (IND) [1] 6-0 2-1 Retired Fahad MOHAMMED (IND)
Rishi REDDY (IND) 6-1 7-6(5) Jatin DAHIYA (IND)
Anirudh CHANDRASEKAR (IND) [2] 6-3 6-2 Yugal BANSAL (IND)
Vasisht CHERUKU (IND) 7-6(4) 6-3 Abdullah SHAIKH (IND)
Alexis CANTER (GBR) [3] 6-1 6-0 Jaydeep S CHUDASAMA (IND)
Gokul SURESH (IND) 4-6 7-6(2) 7-5 Jagmeet SINGH (IND)
Siva deep KOSARAJU (IND) 4-6 6-3 7-5 Ansu BHUYAN (IND) [4]
Rohan BHATIA (IND) 6-0 6-3 Hemal PATEL (IND)
Taha KAPADIA (IND) [5] 6-0 6-0 Utkarsh MISHRA (IND)
Nikshep BALLEKERE RAVIKUMAR (IND) 4-6 6-2 7-5 Gautam ANAND (IND)
Daniiar DULDAEV (KGZ) [6] 7-6(4) 7-5 Vilasier KHATE (IND)
Sai Saran Reddy BYREDDY (IND) 6-4 6-0 Anvit BENDRE (IND)
Ankit CHOPRA (IND) 6-2 6-3 Sourabh SINGH (IND)
Arnav Alok GOEL (IND) 7-5 6-2 Varun TIWARI (IND)
Kunal VAZIRANI (IND) 7-5 4-6 6-0 Yuvraj SINGH (IND)
ABHINANSU BORTHAKUR (IND) 3-6 6-4 6-3 Ramakrishnan RANGARAJU (IND)

Round 2
Paramveer Singh BAJWA (IND) [1] 6-4 6-3 Rishi REDDY (IND)
Vasisht CHERUKU (IND) 6-4 7-5 Anirudh CHANDRASEKAR (IND) [2]
Alexis CANTER (GBR) [3] 6-0 6-1 Gokul SURESH (IND)
Siva deep KOSARAJU (IND) 6-2 6-0 Rohan BHATIA (IND)
Nikshep BALLEKERE RAVIKUMAR (IND) 6-4 4-6 6-2 Taha KAPADIA (IND) [5]
Daniiar DULDAEV (KGZ) [6] 6-2 6-3 Sai Saran Reddy BYREDDY (IND)
Ankit CHOPRA (IND) 6-1 6-4 Arnav Alok GOEL (IND)
ABHINANSU BORTHAKUR (IND) 6-3 6-4 Kunal VAZIRANI (IND)

Vasisht qualifies for the second straight week with couple of good wins.

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Re: $15K India F1-F6 futures Feb/March 2017

Postby sameerph » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:51 pm

And this is the singles main draw -

(1) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) vs. (Q) Paramveer Singh Bajwa (IND)
Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash (IND) vs. (WC) Raghav Jaisinghani (IND)
(Q) Abhinansu Borthakur (IND) vs. (WC) Suraj R Prabodh (IND)
(7) Sanam Singh (IND) vs. Pirmin Haenle (GER)

(3) Vishnu Vardhan (IND) vs. Mateusz Terczynski (POL)
Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha (IND) vs. Vijayant Malik (IND)
(Q) Siva Deep Kosaraju (IND) vs. (Q) Nikshep Ballekere Ravikumar (IND)
(6( Sidharth Rawat (IND) vs. (Q) Daniiar Duldaev (KGZ)

(5) Sami Reinwein (GER) vs. Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan (IND)
(Q) Alexis Canter (GBR) vs. (Q) Ankit Chopra (IND)
Jayesh Pungliya (IND) vs. (WC) Tejas Chaukulkar (IND)
(4) Sasi Kumar Mukund (IND) vs. Aryan Goveas (IND)

(8) Jose Fco. Vidal Azorin (ESP) vs. Rishab Agarwal (IND)
Kunal Anand (IND) vs. Siddharth Vishwakarma (IND)
(Q) Vasisht Cheruku (IND) vs. (WC) Himanshu Mourya (IND)
(2) N.Sriram Balaji (IND) vs. Jeson Patrombon (PHI)

Almost the same field as last week except that Prajnesh enters at the top which makes it more competitive.

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Re: $15K India F1-F6 futures Feb/March 2017

Postby PKBasu » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:59 pm

Last week's finalists are drawn to play each other in the QF. Rishab plays the 8th seeded Spaniard. No easy points here, as the field gets stronger.

And Karunuday is missing from the singles draw...

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Re: $15K India F1-F6 futures Feb/March 2017

Postby sameerph » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:50 pm

Full first round results -

Prajnesh GUNNESWARAN (IND) [1] 6-3 6-3 Paramveer Singh BAJWA (IND)
Mohit Mayur JAYAPRAKASH (IND) 6-3 6-1 Raghav JAISINGHANI (IND)
Suraj R PRABODH (IND) 6-2 1-0 Retired ABHINANSU BORTHAKUR (IND)
Pirmin HAENLE (GER) 6-3 6-1 Anirudh CHANDRASEKAR (IND)
Vishnu VARDHAN (IND) [3] 6-3 6-3 Mateusz TERCZYNSKI (POL)
Vijayant MALIK (IND) 7-6(3) 1-0 Retired Niki KALIYANDA POONACHA (IND)
Siva deep KOSARAJU (IND) 7-6(1) 6-4 Nikshep BALLEKERE RAVIKUMAR (IND)
Sidharth RAWAT (IND) [6] 2-6 6-2 6-2 Daniiar DULDAEV (KGZ)
Sami REINWEIN (GER) [5] 6-3 6-1 Ranjeet VIRALI-MURUGESAN (IND)
Alexis CANTER (GBR) 6-2 6-3 Ankit CHOPRA (IND)
Tejas CHAUKULKAR (IND) 6-0 7-6(4) Jayesh PUNGLIYA (IND)
Sasi Kumar MUKUND (IND) [4] 6-2 6-2 Aryan GOVEAS (IND)
Rishab AGARWAL (IND) 5-7 6-4 7-5 Jose Fco. VIDAL AZORIN (ESP) [8]
Siddharth VISHWAKARMA (IND) 6-3 7-6(5) Kunal ANAND (IND)
Vasisht CHERUKU (IND) 6-0 6-0 Himanshu MOURYA (IND)
N.Sriram BALAJI (IND) [2] 6-2 6-3 Jeson PATROMBON (PHI)

Good upset win by Rishab over the 8th seeded Spaniard. It seems like Sanam withdrew and was replaced by lucky loser Aniruddh Chandshekhar who lost in first round.

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Re: $15K India F1-F6 futures Feb/March 2017

Postby sameerph » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:23 pm

Second round results -

Prajnesh GUNNESWARAN (IND) [1] 6-2 6-3 Mohit Mayur JAYAPRAKASH (IND)
Pirmin HAENLE (GER) 6-1 7-6(4) Suraj R PRABODH (IND)
Vishnu VARDHAN (IND) [3] 6-1 6-0 Vijayant MALIK (IND)
Sidharth RAWAT (IND) [6] 6-1 6-0 Siva deep KOSARAJU (IND)
Sami REINWEIN (GER) [5] 6-2 6-2 Alexis CANTER (GBR)
Sasi Kumar MUKUND (IND) [4] 7-5 6-4 Tejas CHAUKULKAR (IND)
Siddharth VISHWAKARMA (IND) 4-6 6-3 6-1 Rishab AGARWAL (IND)
N.Sriram BALAJI (IND) [2] 6-3 6-2 Vasisht CHERUKU (IND)


Rishab could not follow up on his upset win in first round and lost to Siddharth Vishwakarma who himself has been doing decently these days.

Repeat of last week's final in the QF tomorrow between Sasi and Reinwein.


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