TATA OPEN MAHARASHTRA DRAW PRESS RELEASE:
Star Indian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan have been seeded 2nd in the doubles main draw at the 2022 Tata Open Maharashtra to be held at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune from January 31 to February 6.
As the draws were revealed on Saturday, the in-form Indian pair, who recently clinched an ATP title in Adelaide, will kickstart their campaign against the experienced American pair of Jamie Cerretani and Nicolas Monroe. Aussie duo of Luke Saville and John-Patrick Smith have been handed the top seeding in the doubles main draw, wherein 16 pairs will battle it out for the title of South Asia’s only ATP 250 event, organised by the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) and sponsored by the Tata Group. Apart from Bopanna and Ramkumar, two more Indian pairs will be seen in action in the doubles as Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan, and Arjun Kadhe and Purav Raja have received wildcards.
There are players from 15 different countries in the singles draw eyeing the trophy.
Four Indians, starting in the singles main draw, have been handed a comparatively tricky draw as they will face tough competitions against the higher ranked opponents in their respective opening round matches. Ramkumar will square off against 8th seed Stefano Travaglia from Italy while Yuki will be up against Slovakia’s Jozef Kovalik.
Local boy Arjun will begin his campaign against former World No. 28 Joao Sousa from Portugal while Prajnesh Gunneswaran will face 5th seeded Daniel Altamaier from Germany in the opening round.