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Bopanna-Ramkumar duo enters doubles semis, Yuki crashes out from Tata Open

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Indian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan superior to the doubles semi-finals, however it was curtains for Yuki Bhambri in singles second spherical on the 2022 Tata Open Maharashtra on the Balewadi Stadium right here on Thursday.
Bopanna and Ramkumar defeated Austrian-Czech duo of Alexander Erler and Czech Jiri Vesely 7-6(7-3) 7-6(7-4) within the quarterfinals.
Bopanna and Ramkumar, enjoying their second ATP occasion collectively on the fourth version of South Asia’s solely ATP 250 event, will now meet Sadio Doumbia and Fabien Reboul. The French duo entered final 4 spherical with a hard-fought win in opposition to Federico Gaio and Lorenzo Musetti 4-6 6-3 10-2.
Another Indian pair of N Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan may even be seen within the semifinals after their opponents, Gianluca Mager and Emil Ruusuvuori withdrew from the last-eight match as a result of an harm to the previous.

#TataOpenMaharashtra Doubles semifinalists, Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan have a crack on the Bowl Tennis Challenge.
Do you fancy giving it a go? 😉#AdvantagePune #ATPTour #ATP #Tennis | @msltatennis @tatacompanies @oxyrich_north
— Tata Open Maharashtra (@MaharashtraOpen) February 3, 2022
The Indian duo, which entered the principle draw as an alternate pair, defeated compatriots Arjun Kadhe and Purav Raja 6-1 6-4 within the opening spherical performed late on Wednesday night time.
However, it was curtains for comeback man Yuki as he suffered a 3-6 2-6 defeat in opposition to eight seed Stefano Travaglia of Australia within the singles second spherical.

Stefano Travaglia acquired the higher of Yuki Bhambri within the Singles Second Round on the #TataOpenMaharashtra 2022 🎾
Watch the highlights right here 📺: #AdvantagePune #ATPTour #ATP #Tennis | @msltatennis @tatacompanies @atptour
— Tata Open Maharashtra (@MaharashtraOpen) February 3, 2022
Earlier within the day, Sweden’s Elias Ymer shocked top-seed and world no 15 Aslan Karatsev of Russia in straight units to storm into the singles quarterfinals.
Ymer handed Karatsev a stunning 6-2 7-6(7-3) defeat in a second spherical match that lasted for one hour and 36 minutes.
The 25-year-old Ymer, who got here by the qualifiers, began the sport nicely and took an early 3-1 lead in opposition to Karatsev, who struggled to seek out his rhythm on the South Asia’s solely ATP 250 occasion.

With 76 per cent of service factors gained, in comparison with Karatsev’s 47 per cent, Ymer comfortably bagged the opening set.
The star Russian, who upstaged world no.1 Novak Djokovic on his house court docket to enter the Serbia Open closing final 12 months, tried to forge a comeback however Ymer confirmed phenomenal reflexes, coupled with some highly effective pictures to degree the scores at 4-4 within the second set.
Ymer then held his serves and compelled Karatsev, the primary participant in an Open Era to succeed in the Grand Slam semifinal on debut at 2021 Australian Open, to a tie-break.
“I was more focussed on my serves. When you serve well, you always win matches. I think the serve was the key,” Ymer mentioned after his match.

World no. 163 Ymer began strongly within the tie-breaker by racing to a 3-0 lead after which maintained his positive contact to finish a sensational victory.
Meanwhile, defending champion Jiri Vesely, who acquired opening-round bye, began his marketing campaign with a assured 6-3 6-4 win in opposition to Bernabe Zapata Miralles.
Sixth-seeded Emil Ruusuvuori additionally had a straightforward outing in opposition to qualifier Vit Kopriva, securing a 6-3 6-3 victory throughout a lopsided last-16 contest.