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Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (born 20 October 1988) is a professional Indian tennis player. He won the doubles title with Rohan Bopanna at 2017 Aircel Chennai Open. He broke into the ATP top 100 Doubles rankings in 2016 and is ranked 81 after winning the historic final which featured all four players from India.

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
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Country (sports) India
ResidenceChennai, India
Born (1988-10-20) 20 October 1988 (age 30)
Chennai, India
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro2015
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$249,966
Singles
Career record0–1 (0% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
0 Challenger, 7 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 293 (25 August 2014)
Doubles
Career record17–25 (40.5% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
8 Challenger, 20 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 69 (5 November 2018)
Current rankingNo. 74 (17 December 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2019)
French Open1R (2019)
Wimbledon1R (2017, 2018)
US Open1R (2018)
Last updated on: 20 December 2018.

Personal lifeEdit

He is grandson of veteran political leader V.R. Nedunchezhiyan, who was a former finance minister of the state of Tamil Nadu, India and was also the acting chief minister of Tamil Nadu in two tenures.[1][2] Maternally he is the grandson of Col.Dr. M. D. K. Kuthalingam, who was a former vice chancellor of Madurai Kamaraj University.[3] He has also been Jeevan's mentor.

Professional careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

Nedunchezhiyan turned pro in year 2015.

2017: First ATP world tour titleEdit

Nedunchezhiyan won his first ATP World Tour level title at 2017 Aircel Chennai Open. He won the title with partner Rohan Bopanna by defeating pair of compatriots Purav Raja and Divij Sharan in an all Indian final.[4]

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1–1)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jan 2017 Chennai Open, India 250 Series Hard   Rohan Bopanna   Purav Raja
  Divij Sharan
6–3, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Sep 2018 Chengdu Open, China 250 Series Hard   Austin Krajicek   Ivan Dodig
  Mate Pavić
2–6, 4–6

Challenger and Futures FinalsEdit

Singles: 14 (7–7)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures Tour (7–7)
Titles by Surface
Hard (5–5)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2007 India F6, Chennai Futures Clay   Vijay Kannan 6–0, 3–6, 5–7
Win 1–1 Nov 2011 India F10, Pune Futures Hard   Vishnu Vardhan 6–4, 7–5
Win 2–1 Dec 2011 India F12, Kolkata Futures Clay   Sriram Balaji 6–2, 6–1
Win 3–1 Apr 2012 India F5, Madurai Futures Clay   Marc Giner 4–6, 6–1, 7–6(7–4)
Win 4–1 Oct 2012 India F13, Mumbai Futures Hard   Mate Pavić 6–1, 6–1
Loss 4–2 Mar 2013 India F1, Chennai Futures Clay   Victor Crivoi 6–7(3–7), 5–7
Loss 4–3 Jun 2013 India F7, Chennai Futures Hard   Sriram Balaji 7–6(8–6), 4–6, 0–6
Win 5–3 Jun 2013 India F8, Coimbatore Futures Hard   Vijayant Malik 6–2, 5–1 ret.
Loss 5–4 Aug 2013 Gabon F1, Libreville Futures Hard   James McGee 6–1, 6–4
Loss 5–5 Aug 2013 Gabon F2, Libreville Futures Hard   Arthur Surreaux 6–4, 4–6, 5–7
Loss 5–6 Oct 2013 Nigeria F2, Lagos Futures Hard   Ante Pavić 4–6, 3–6
Loss 5–7 Jun 2014 Guam F1, Tumon Futures Hard   Takuto Niki 7–6(8–6), 2–6, 5–7
Win 6–7 Mar 2015 India F2, Bhimavaram Futures Hard   David Pérez Sanz 7–6(9–7), 6–1
Win 7–7 Sep 2015 India F12, Chennai Futures Hard   Prajnesh Gunneswaran 7–6(10–8), 6–4

Doubles: 46 (28–18)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (8–12)
ITF Futures Tour (20–6)
Titles by Surface
Hard (19–12)
Clay (8–4)
Grass (1–1)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2007 India F6, Chennai Futures Clay   Vivek Shokeen   Sriram Balaji
  Vijay Sundar Prashanth
7–5, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Dec 2011 India F12, Kolkata Futures Clay   Vijay Sundar Prashanth   Sriram Balaji
  Vinayak Sharma Kaza
3–6, 6–4, [3–10]
Win 2–1 Apr 2012 India F4, Trichy Futures Clay   Vijay Sundar Prashanth   Rupesh Roy
  Vivek Shokeen
7–6(7–3), 6–7(5–7), [10–7]
Win 3–1 Jun 2012 India F9, Bangalore Futures Hard   Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan   Sriram Balaji
  Arun-Prakash Rajagopalan
4–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Loss 3–2 Dec 2012 Cambodia F2, Phnom Penh Futures Hard   Gao Wan   Marcus Daniell
  Richard Gabb
1–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win 4–2 Dec 2012 India F15, Davanagere Futures Hard   Sriram Balaji   Vijay Sundar Prashanth
  Arun-Prakash Rajagopalan
6–7(4–7), 6–4, [10–1]
Loss 4–3 Mar 2013 India F1, Chennai Futures Clay   Sriram Balaji   Arata Onozawa
  Arun-Prakash Rajagopalan
4–6, 6–0, [7–10]
Win 5–3 Jun 2013 India F6, Chennai Futures Hard   Sriram Balaji   Toshihide Matsui
  Bumpei Sato
6–1, 6–4
Win 6–3 Jun 2013 India F7, Chennai Futures Hard   Sriram Balaji   Keith-Patrick Crowley
  Arun-Prakash Rajagopalan
6–2, 6–7(6–8), [10–5]
Win 7–3 Aug 2013 Gabon F1, Libreville Futures Hard   Vishnu Vardhan   Sam Barry
  Elie Rousset
6–2, 6–7(6–8), [10–5]
Loss 7–4 Aug 2013 Gabon F2, Libreville Futures Hard   Vishnu Vardhan   Sam Barry
  Elie Rousset
0–6, 0–6
Win 8–4 Sep 2013 Burundi F1, Bujumbura Futures Clay   Yannick Mertens   Mark Fynn
  Hassan Ndayishimiye
6–3, 6–2
Win 9–4 Nov 2013 India F10, Bhopal Futures Hard   Purav Raja   Daniiar Duldaev
  Karunuday Singh
6–3, 6–3
Win 10–4 Mar 2014 India F3, Chennai Futures Clay   Vishnu Vardhan   Sriram Balaji
  Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan
7–6(7–1), 6–3
Win 11–4 Aug 2014 Gabon F1, Libreville Futures Hard   Sam Barry   Mark Fynn
  Ruan Roelofse
6–2, 6–2
Win 12–4 Aug 2014 Gabon F2, Libreville Futures Hard   Sam Barry   Mark Fynn
  Ruan Roelofse
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Win 13–4 Oct 2014 Kazakhstan F12, Shymkent Futures Clay   Enrique López Pérez   Yurii Dzhavakian
  Olexiy Kolisnyk
7–5, 6–0
Win 14–4 Oct 2014 Kazakhstan F13, Shymkent Futures Clay   Enrique López Pérez   Aleksandar Lazov
  Aleksandre Metreveli
6–3, 6–3
Win 15–4 Nov 2014 India F7, Raipur Futures Hard   Vishnu Vardhan   Vinayak Sharma Kaza
  Vijay Sundar Prashanth
2–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Win 1–0 Feb 2015 Kolkata, India Challenger Hard   Somdev Devvarman   James Duckworth
  Luke Saville
w/o
Win 16–4 Mar 2015 India F1, Chandigarh Futures Hard   Vijay Sundar Prashanth   Enrique López Pérez
  David Pérez Sanz
6–3, 6–4
Loss 16–5 Apr 2015 Indonesia F3, Jakarta Futures Hard   Danai Udomchoke   Toshihide Matsui
  Christopher Rungkat
4–6, 2–6
Loss 16–6 May 2015 Nigeria F1, Abuja Futures Hard   Matija Pecotić   Deiton Baughman
  Eric Quigley
1–6, 4–6
Win 17–6 May 2015 Nigeria F2, Abuja Futures Hard   Matija Pecotić   Keith-Patrick Crowley
  Tucker Vorster
6–4, 3–6, [10–4]
Win 18–6 May 2015 Guam F1, Tumon Futures Hard   Yuichi Ito   Masakatsu Noguchi
  Masaki Sasai
2–6, 6–3, [10–7]
Win 19–6 Aug 2015 India F11, Chennai Futures Hard   Vijay Sundar Prashanth   Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash
  Vinayak Sharma Kaza
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Win 20–6 Sep 2015 India F12, Chennai Futures Hard   Vijay Sundar Prashanth   Markos Kalovelonis
  Timur Khabibulin
4–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Loss 1–1 Mar 2016 Shenzhen, China Challenger Hard   Saketh Myneni   Luke Saville
  Jordan Thompson
6–3, 4–6, [10–12]
Win 2–1 Apr 2016 Nanjing, China Challenger Clay   Saketh Myneni   Denys Molchanov
  Aleksandr Nedovyesov
6–3, 6–3
Win 3–1 May 2016 Karshi, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard   Enrique López Pérez   Aleksandre Metreveli
  Dmitry Popko
6–1, 6–4
Loss 3–2 Oct 2016 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Challenger Hard   Ramkumar Ramanathan   Sanchai Ratiwatana
  Sonchat Ratiwatana
5–7, 4–6
Loss 3–3 Nov 2016 Kobe, Japan Challenger Hard (i)   Christopher Rungkat   Daniel Masur
  Ante Pavić
6–4, 3–6, [6–10]
Loss 3–4 Nov 2016 Toyota, Japan Challenger Carpet (i)   Christopher Rungkat   Matt Reid
  John-Patrick Smith
3–6, 4–6
Loss 3–5 Feb 2017 Dallas, USA Challenger Hard (i)   Christopher Rungkat   David O'Hare
  Joe Salisbury
7–6(8–6), 3–6, [9–11]
Win 4–5 May 2017 Ostrava, Czech Republic Challenger Clay   Franko Škugor   Rameez Junaid
  Lukáš Rosol
6–3, 6–2
Loss 4–6 Oct 2017 Ningbo, China Challenger Hard   Christopher Rungkat   Radu Albot
  Jose Statham
5–7, 3–6
Loss 4–7 Nov 2017 Kobe, Japan Challenger Hard (i)   Christopher Rungkat   Ben McLachlan
  Yasutaka Uchiyama
6–4, 3–6, [8–10]
Win 5–7 Feb 2018 Dallas, USA Challenger Hard (i)   Christopher Rungkat   Leander Paes
  Joe Salisbury
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]
Loss 5–8 Mar 2018 Lille, France Challenger Hard   Purav Raja   Hugo Nys
  Tim Pütz
6–7(3–7), 6–1, [7–10]
Loss 5–9 Apr 2018 Tallahassee, USA Challenger Clay   Enrique López Pérez   Robert Galloway
  Denis Kudla
3–6, 1–6
Loss 5–10 May 2018 Savannah, USA Challenger Clay   Enrique López Pérez   Luke Bambridge
  Akira Santillan
2–6, 2–6
Loss 5–11 Jun 2018 Nottingham, Great Britain Challenger Grass   Austin Krajicek   Frederik Nielsen
  Joe Salisbury
6–7(5–7), 1–6
Win 6–11 Jun 2018 Ilkley, Great Britain Challenger Grass   Austin Krajicek   Kevin Krawietz
  Andreas Mies
6–3, 6–3
Win 7–11 Jul 2018 Winnetka, USA Challenger Hard   Austin Krajicek   Roberto Maytín
  Christopher Rungkat
6–7(4–7), 6–4, [10–5]
Win 8–11 Oct 2018 Monterrey, Mexico Challenger Hard   Marcelo Arévalo   Leander Paes
  Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela
6–1, 6–4
Loss 8–12 Nov 2018 Shenzhen, China Challenger Hard   Sriram Balaji   Hsieh Cheng-peng
  Christopher Rungkat
4–6, 2–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan at ATP".
  2. ^ "Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan at ITF".
  3. ^ "Flowering teenage stars of tennis".
  4. ^ Chaudhuri, Sharmistha (9 January 2017). "Chennai Open: Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan win doubles title". Retrieved 17 May 2018.

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