Indian tennis participant Ramkumar Ramanathan but once more settled for a runner-up end on the Challenger circuit, dropping the ultimate of the Eckental occasion to American Sebastian Korda in Eckental on Sunday.
The unseeded Indian, celebrating his 26th birthday, misplaced the summit conflict Four-6 Four-6 to his seventh seed rival, ranked 135, in a single hour and 23 minutes.
It’s now the fifth time that Ramkumar has not received a remaining on the Challenger circuit.
His earlier runner-up finishes got here at Tallahassee (April 2017), Winnetka (July 2017), Pune (November 2017) and Taipei (April 2018).
Nonetheless, it was Ramkumar’s greatest efficiency of the 2020 season for which he earned Euro 7200 as prize cash and 60 factors that may push him to 185 from 206 within the ATP singles rating charts.
His serve additionally seemed respectable on this event and he received many factors by charging to the online. Taking part in indoors additionally helped the Indian.
It was a good contest, the place killer intuition tilted it in favour of Korda, who has risen in ranks fairly properly since turning professional in 2018.
Within the second set, serving at Four-Four and up 40-Zero, Ramkumar misplaced 5 straight factors to drop his serve. Korda’s beautiful service return winners confirmed he was hungry for this win.
Korda acquired to the match level with an ace, and clinched it when Ramkumar ‘s forehand return crashed on to the online.