Ramkumar Ramanathan bows out of Cincinnati Masters, Sania Mirza advances

India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan lost a tight three-setter to USA’s Jared Donaldson in their Round of 32 clash against USA’s Jared Donaldson at the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday, while Sania Mirza and Peng Shuai advanced in women’s doubles

tennis Updated: Aug 17, 2017 14:33 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Ramkumar Ramanathan,Jared Donaldson,Cincinnati Masters
Ramkumar Ramanathan lost a tight encounter to Jared Donaldson of the US at the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday.(AFP/Getty Images - HT Photo)

India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan bowed out of the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday after losing a tight Round of 32 clash to USA’s Jared Donaldson.

On a high after beating Christopher Eubanks 6-7, 6-1, 6-4 in the previous round, Ramanathan put up a valiant fight against Donaldson, but eventually came up short.

Donaldson won the first set 6-4 to grab the advantage early in the match.

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Ramanathan, however, fought back immediately, breaking Donaldson twice in the second set to win it 6-2.

The American eventually prevailed in the deciding match to seal a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 win and book a place in the pre-quarterfinals.

Mirza-Shuai through

Meanwhile, the Indo-Chinese pair of Sania Mirza and Peng Shuai reached the quarterfinals of the women’s doubles event after a 7-6, 6-4 win over Julia Gorges and Olga Savchuk in the Round of 16.

First Published: Aug 17, 2017 11:21 IST