Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby PKBasu » Thu May 04, 2017 6:24 am

[QF] PR-Yuki Bhambri (IND)/ Brydan Klein (GBR) d. 1-Sanchai Ratiwatana (THA)/ Sonchat Ratiwatana (THA) 76(3) 46 (11-9)

Definitely one of the biggest doubles scalps available on the Challenger circuit, but it means that Yuki's week in Korea is prolonged -- and departure for next week's Karshi Challenger (where he is in the main draw without using his PR) delayed.

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby PKBasu » Thu May 04, 2017 7:16 am

Semifinal against an even tougher pair (on paper), Gabashvili/Chiudinelli.

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby arjun2761 » Thu May 04, 2017 4:52 pm

If Yuki has fully recovered from his injury but is simply rusty, this is probably good match practice for Yuki. Overall, doubles is much less taxing than singles (with half the court to cover, Super tie break, and typically shorter rallies with net interceptions), so he should be physically less taxed than if he gone deep in singles. That said, there is an advantage in getting to your venue earlier and getting adjusted to the environment in the new venue.

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby sameerph » Fri May 05, 2017 3:34 pm

Due to rain, Yuki's doubles SF got interrupted at 3-3 in first set and is postponed to tomorrow. So, his stay in Korea gets prolonged further. Unfinished doubles Semi finals and finals will both be played tomorrow.

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby jaydeep » Sat May 06, 2017 9:16 am

Yuki-Brydan lost this rain-delayed semi-final in the match tie-break after winning the first set.

At $50K+H Gimcheon Challenger 2017, Korea

[SF] (PR) Yuki Bhambri (IND)/ Brydan Klein (GBR) l Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS)/ Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) 64 36 7-10

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby PKBasu » Sat May 06, 2017 5:00 pm

Kinda glad he won't be playing two doubles matches there today, and can instead catch the earliest flight to Uzbekistan: I doubt there are too many direct flights from Korea to Uzbekistan, so a gruelling journey lies ahead.

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby prasen9 » Sat May 06, 2017 6:51 pm

There should be direct flights from Seoul to Tashkent. How expensive they are, etc., I do not know.

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby sameerph » Sun May 07, 2017 4:35 pm

But, he also has to travel from Gimcheon to Seoul and from Tashkent to Karshi. If he is not flying in that would be a few hours road journey. So, in all it would be pretty long travel for Yuki. Hope he recovers fast and plays well this week in Karshi.

In the meantine, Siddhath Rawat lost in first round qualifying at Seoul challenger.

At $100K Seoul Challenger, Korea.

[Q1] Sidharth Rawat (IND,565) l. Lloyd Glasspool (GBR,435) 76(5) 46 67(2)

I followed scores of this match and Siddharth was leading 5-2 in the third set, missed a couple of match points when Glasspool served at 2-5 and then 1 more when he served at 5-6.

Overall an opportunity missed.


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