Chandigarh, Nov 5: Oscar Otte of Germany ousted Sasikumar Mukund of India in straight sets 6-1, 6-2 in 47 minutes in the singles first round match of the € 114,800 Peugeot Slovak Open ATP Challenger at Bratislava (Slovakia).
Mukund served one ace and committed three double faults and saved five of nine breakpoints. His first service was 51 per cent in. Oscar fired seven aces and committed a solitary double fault. He won four of nine breakpoints and kept his first service 70 per cent in.
Oscar won 60 points in comparison to 33 by Mukund, who earned €550.
In another match top seeds Indian pair of N Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan have been top seeded in doubles and they open their campaign with a first round fixture against American pair of Marcos Giron and Alex Lawson in the $ 54,160 Knoxville Challenger (Tennessia), US.
While Arjun Kadhe of India has been drawn to meet Patrick Niklas-Salminen in singles first round match in the $54,160 Hyogo Noah Challenger in Kobe (Japan).
Ninth seed Ramkumar Ramanathan of India, who got a first round bye, will face Japanese Jumpei Yamasaki in the singles double round match.
Purav Rana, pairing with Ramkumar Ramanathan, seeded fourth, will face Thailand pair of Sanchai Ratiwatana and Sonchat Ratiwatana in the doubles first round match. (UNI)