July 24, Indian sports news digest

sport

Seventh Daruvala in F2 French GP Feature Race

Indian Jehan Daruvala finished seventh in the Formula 2 French Grand Prix on Sunday.

The race starts from 10th position on the grid.

Earlier, 23-year-old Daruvala, backed by Red Bull and at the helm of the Prima Racing team, finished second in Saturday’s sprint, finishing sixth on the podium this season.

– Team sports star

Tennis

Bubana-Middelkoop pair lose in Hamburg Open final

Rohan Bubana and Dutch partner Mattoï Middelkoop lost to British-Finnish duo Lloyd Glasspool and Harry Heliovara in the Hamburg Open final on Sunday.

The fourth-seeded Indonesian-Dutch duo, who reached the French Open semi-finals this year, failed to break up the unseeded pair of Glaspool and Heluvara and lost 2-6 4-6 in 1 hour 3 minutes.

This is the fourth final of the Bubana Tour this year. While the 42-year-old Indian, ranked 21st in the world in doubles, won the ATP250 titles in Adelaide and Bonn alongside compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan, he and Canadian Denis Shapovalov lost the best match in Doha.

Indian duo Devj Charan and Purav Raja lost 6-7(3), 6-3, [7-10] At Mexican-American duo Hans Hatch Verdugo and top-seeded Hunter Reiss in the Indianapolis Challenger Finals.

Manish Sureshkomar claimed the $15,000 ITF title in Colombo with an impressive 6-4 6-0 victory over French top seed Quentin Folio in the final.

However, at the $15,000 ITF event in Monastir, second seed Vaidehi Chaudhari lost 3-6, 6-1, 4-6 to unseeded Indonesian Prisca Madeleine Nugroho in the seeded match.

– Team sports star

Results

ATP500 Hamburg, Germany, Doubles (Final): Rohan Bubana/Mattwij Middelkopp (NED) lost 2-6, 4-6 to Lloyd Glasspool (England)/Harry Heliofara (Finland)

$53,120 ATP, Indianapolis, doubles (semi-finals): Devj Sharan/Purav Raja lost 6-7 (3), 6-3, [7-10] To Hans Hatch Verdogo (Mexico) / Hunter Reis (USA)

$15,000 ITF Women, Monastir, Tunisia, Singles (Final): Vaidehi Chaudhari lost 3-6, 6-1, 4-6 to Prisca Madeleine Nugroho (INA)

$15,000 ITF Men’s Columbia, Sri Lanka, Singles (Final): Manish Sureshkomar defeats Quentin Folliot (France) 6-4, 6-0

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