Indian sports activities information wrap, March 19


Prime seed Evgeny Donskoy wins ITF males’s match

Prime seed Evgeny Donskoy served and stroked with authority to outwit Yusuke Takahashi 6-1, 6-3 within the closing of the $25,000 ITF males’s tennis match on the DLTA Complicated on Sunday.

Along with his quicksilver footwork and explosive sport, the 32-year-old Donskoy silenced the Japanese followers who had hoped for a superb battle from Takahashi.



The Japanese, enjoying his first closing in 5 years, did play properly and hit a string of pleasant backhand down-the-line winners to catch Donskoy in need of his stride.

Nevertheless, Takahashi admitted to the higher high quality of the sport of Donskoy and mentioned that he would proceed to work arduous and get higher.

Donskoy transformed 4 of 5 breakpoints that he pressured and didn’t face a breakpoint within the match.

In his prime, Donskoy was ranked No.65 on the earth and had overwhelmed a number of prime gamers, together with Roger Federer, Ivo Karlovic, Mikhail Youzhny, Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov,

But, Donskoy, who had received his final singles title in a Challenger in Kazakhstan in 2019, recalled shedding to Somdev Devvarman within the semifinals of the Challenger in Delhi in 2014. He praised the Indian gamers and hoped to play a Challenger on the venue subsequent time.

Each the champion and runner-up will transfer to Lucknow for the subsequent match of their try to gather precious ATP factors that might assist them compete at a better degree.


Singles (Ultimate): Evgeny Donskoy bt Yusuke Takahashi (Jpn) 6-1, 6-3.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

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