Bhilai hosts ITF World Tennis Tour M15

The top seed in the men’s draw, Vladyslav Orlov came out victorious in the men’s final in Bhilai.

The 2022 ITF Men’s World Tennis Tour is the 2022 edition of the second-tier tour for men’s professional tennis. International Tennis Federation organized this event and is a tier below the ATP Challenger Tour.

International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Tennis Tour M 15 got off to an impressive start in Chhattisgarh’s Bhilai.

The top seed in the men’s draw, Vladyslav Orlov came out victorious in the men’s final in Bhilai. The hard-court ITF M15 tournament was scheduled from the 21st to the 27th of November. It ended with heartbreak for Indian fans.



The hope was high around the 27-year-old, Niki Kaliyanda Pooncha, who had not lost a single set so far in the tournament. The Tamilian had defeated the star teenager, Karan Singh in the semis to get through to the final. The hope for a perfect ending was denied by the Ukrainian with a straight-set win 6-1, 6-4.

Events of the tournament

The Ukrainian earlier defeated Ryotaro Matsumura by 6-1, 6-2 to advance into the final. It was the 4th ITF title for Orlov the most recent being the Jerusalem tour in early November. Orlov, who currently holds 420th ATP ranking, had to retire from the 1st round in the Mumbai M25 tournament against Indian Siddharth Vishwakarma, who, coincidentally, was the only one to win a set against Orlov in Bhilai.

One Bright spot for The Indian fans was the 19-year-old Karan Singh. He put up a good fight against Niki in the semi-final match. Karan Singh lost focus in the 2nd set tiebreak and losing 7-5, 7-6. He looked promising and might well be seen in the ATP rankings top 200. within 2 or 3 years if he continues playing like this.

The tournament, which is being organized under the aegis of the Chhattisgarh State Tennis Association and All India Tennis Association, is witnessing the participation of players from India, the USA, Israel, Russia, Japan, Ukraine, Serbia, and the Chez Republic.

Source: Internet

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