The 17-year-old, Madhwin Kamath played brilliantly, winning both his singles and doubles matches and guiding Stag Babolat Yoddhas to a 3-1 victory over Raisoni Achievers at the R.K. Khanna Stadium in New Delhi on Thursday. With this victory, the Yoddhas have qualified into the semifinals of the Pro Tennis League.
The youngster who is ranked 427 among the juniors in the world has benefited by his experienced company, empowering him to play an outstanding all-round game.
Kamat had a tough start as he battled Nishant Dabas in the opening game, yet he stayed strong despite missing four set points in the 10th game. In the tie-break, Madhwin was explosive as he raced to a 9-0 lead before ending the game 10-1.
#Tennis? | 17-Year-Old @madhwi101 helps Stag Babolat to reach the semi-final of #ProTennisLeague ; defeating Raisoni Achevers 3-1, in other matches Sankara Aces beat Court Kings 4-1, Mohun Aces beat Tenis Fanatics 3-2. pic.twitter.com/a7YgbIPwO6
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Yoddhas’ Vishaal Uppal and Saketh Myneni defeated Arjun Kadhe and Saurabh Singh.
In the fourth rubber, Madhwin then partnered Mayur Vasant to record a victory over Saurabh Singh and Dilip Mohanty. The Yoddhas led 5-2 before the match got a bit tricky. But, Madhwin held his nerve at the very end and played astonishingly well, defeating the Raisoni Achievers 3-1.
Stag Babolat Yoddhas will play Mohun’s Aces, while Tennis Fanatics will fight against Vamos Delhi in the semi-finals to be played on Friday.
Group-A: Sankara Aces beat Court Kings 4-1 (Dipin Wadhwa lost to Siddhant Banthia 0-6; Tushar Jagota & Sidharth Rawat bt Vishnu Vardhan & Tushar Liberhan 6-4; Sidharth Rawat bt Vishnu Vardhan 6-0; Dipin Wadhwa & Nitten Kirrtane bt Tushar Liberhan & Vipin Sirpaul 6-2; Nitten Kirrtane & Pritam Yashwant bt Vipin Sirpaul & Vansh Kapoor 6-2).
Mohun’s Aces beat Tennis Fanatics 3-2 (Karan Srivastava ost to Kabir Hans 5-7; Vijay Sundar Prashanth & Ashutosh Singh lost to VM Ranjeet & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 4-6; Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 6-3; Karan Srivastava & Viney Mohun bt Kabir Hans & Nishant Goel 7-5; Jagdish Tanwar & Viney Mohun bt VM Ranjeet & Nishant Goel 6-3).
Group-B: Stag Babolat Yoddhas beat Raisoni Achievers 3-1 (Madhwin Kamath bt NIshant Dabas 7-6 (10-1); Vishaal Uppal & Saketh Myneni bt Arjun Kadhe & Saurabh Singh 6-2; Saketh Myneni lost to Arjun Kadhe 1-6; Madhwin Kamath & Mayur Vasant bt Saurabh Singh & Dilip Mohanty 6-4).
Stag Babolat Yoddhas beat Raisoni Achievers 3-1 (Madhwin Kamath bt Nishant Dabas 7-6 (10-1); Vishaal Uppal & Saketh Myneni bt Arjun Kadhe & Saurabh Singh 6-2; Sketh Myneni lost to Arjun Kadhe 1-6; Madhwin Kamath & Mayur Vasant bt Surabh Singh & Dilip Mohanty 6-4).
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