THE 135TH EDITION OF US OPEN 2015 will kickstart from 31st August and the qualifying round will feature four Indians, out of which one or two looks capabl;e of sealing a spot in the main tournament. These players feature in the Champions Tennis League (CTL) and the official Facebook page of CTL has wished the players all the luck for the qualifying round.
4 Indians take part in the US Open Tennis Championships men's qualifiers for the first time! Here are the Round 1 match...Posted by Champions Tennis League on Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The four players are Yuki Bhambri, Somdev Devvarman, Saketh Myneni, and Ramkumar Ramanathan. The two players expected to do well are Yuki Bhambri and Somdev, but it won't be an easy outing for both of them.
Yuki will be playing Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan, Somdev will face Norbert Gombos of Slovakia, Saketh will up against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany, and Ramkumar will play Pedro Sousa of Portugal.
Yuki (ranked 144) is in form at present which will boost his confidence as he displayed a great performance at the Davis Cup event against New Zealand earlier this year. Somdev (ranked 152) on the other hand has been struggling and has only won the Winnetka challenger that was held after Wimbledon.
So is the case with Saketh (ranked 199) who has had only good result in his name until now which came at the Lexington challenger, in the doubles event. Ramkumar is the lowest ranked among the four at 226 and has quite few wins to keep him inside 250.