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Indian sports activities information wrap, March 19


High seed Evgeny Donskoy wins ITF males’s event

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

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

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

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

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

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

But, Donskoy, who had gained 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 following event of their try to gather priceless ATP factors that may assist them compete at the next stage.


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

-Kamesh Srinivasan

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