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Saketh Myneni (born 19 October 1987) is an Indian professional tennis player. He is conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2017 and represents India in Davis Cup. He won a Gold medal in Mixed doubles and a Silver medal in Men's doubles event at Incheon Asian Games 2014.

Saketh Myneni
Saketh Myneni 4, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports) India
ResidenceVisakhapatnam, India
Born (1987-10-19) 19 October 1987 (age 31)
Vuyyuru, India
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned proNov 2011
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$ 316,089
Singles
Career record2–3 (40.0% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
2 Challenger, 10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 137 (12 September 2016)
Current rankingNo. 260 (28 January 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2016)
French OpenQ2 (2016)
WimbledonQ2 (2015)
US Open1R (2016)
Doubles
Career record5–6 (45.5% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
6 Challenger, 12 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 113 (25 April 2016)
Current rankingNo. 190 (28 January 2019)
Last updated on: 30 January 2019.

Personal and early lifeEdit

Myneni was born in a small town named Vuyyuru in Andhra Pradesh and grew up entirely in Visakhapatnam (Vizag). He completed his schooling from Timpany Secondary School , Visakhapatnam, before moving to Hyderabad for tennis. He started playing tennis at the age of 11. His nickname is Saké or Saki.[1] He was selected on a sports scholarship in 2006 and graduated with a double major with degrees in Finance and Economics from the University of Alabama in 2010. His hobbies include listening to music, watching movies and TV shows.[2] He currently resides in Visakhapatnam and trains every now & then in Hyderabad.[3]

Professional careerEdit

He has professionally won 9 ITF and 2 ATP Challenger singles titles. Also, 12 ITF and 6 ATP Challenger doubles titles.

At Incheon Asian Games 2014 he partnered with Sania Mirza to capture the Gold.[4] He also won the Silver medal in men's doubles at same event where he partnered alongside Sanam Singh.[5]

He made his Indian Davis Cup Team debut at the 2014 Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group I Tie with Chinese Taipei, where he partnered Rohan Bopanna in the doubles[6]

ATP Tour finalsEdit

Singles: 5 (2–3)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Olympic Games (0–0)
ATP Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP Tour 500 series (0–0)
ATP Tour 250 series (0–0)
ATP Challenger Tour (2–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2014 Indore, India Challenger Hard   Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6–3, 6–7(4–7)), 6–3
Win 2–0 Oct 2015 Vietnam Open, Vietnam Challenger Hard   Jordan Thompson 7–5, 6–3
Loss 2–1 Oct 2015 Ağrı, Turkey Challenger Hard   Farrukh Dustov 4–6, 4–6
Loss 2–2 Feb 2016 New Delhi, India Challenger Hard   Stephane Robert 3–6, 0–6
Loss 2–3 Nov 2018 Bengalore, India Challenger Hard   Prajnesh Gunneswaran 2–6, 2–6

Doubles: 12 (7–5)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Olympic Games (0–0)
ATP Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP Tour 500 series (0–0)
ATP Tour 250 series (0–0)
ATP Challenger Tour (7–5)
Titles by Surface
Hard (7–4)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Win 1–0 Feb 2014 Kolkata, India Challenger Hard   Sanam Singh   Divij Sharan
  Vishnu Vardhan
6–3, 3–6, [10–4]
Win 2–0 Feb 2014 New Delhi, India Challenger Hard   Sanam Singh   Sanchai Ratiwatana
  Sonchat Ratiwatana
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Win 3–0 Oct 2014 Pune, India Challenger Hard   Sanam Singh   Sanchai Ratiwatana
  Sonchat Ratiwatana
6–3, 6–2
Win 4–0 Sep 2015 İzmir, Turkey Challenger Hard   Divij Sharan   Malek Jaziri
  Denys Molchanov
7–6(7–5), 4–6, 0–0 (ret)
Win 5–0 Oct 2015 Bangalore, India Challenger Hard   Sanam Singh   John Paul Fruttero
  Vijay Sundar Prashanth
5–7, 6–4, [10–2]
Loss 5–1 Feb 2016 New Delhi, India Challenger Hard   Sanam Singh   Yuki Bhambri
  Mahesh Bhupathi
3–6, 6–4, [5–10]
Loss 5–2 Mar 2016 Shenzhen, China Challenger Hard   Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan   Luke Saville
  Jordan Thompson
6–3, 4–6, [10–12]
Win 6–2 Apr 2016 Nanjing, China Challenger Hard   Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan   Denys Molchanov
  Aleksandr Nedovyesov
6–3, 6–3
Loss 6–3 Aug 2016 Granby, Canada Challenger Hard   Sanam Singh   Guilherme Clezar
  Alejandro González
6–3, 1–6, [10–12]
Loss 6–4 Apr 2018 Taipei, Taiwan Challenger Carpet(i)   Prajnesh Gunneswaran   Matthew Ebden
  Andrew Whittington
4–6, 7–5, [6–10]
Loss 6–5 Jun 2018 Fergana, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard   Vijay Sundar Prashanth   Ivan Gakhov
  Alexander Pavlioutchenkov
4–6, 4–6
Win 7–5 Jul 2019 Chengdu, China Challenger Hard   Arjun Kadhe   Nam Ji-sung
  Song Min-kyu
6–3, 0–6, [10–6]

Asian GamesEdit

Finals: 2 (1–1)

Singles Finals: 0 (0–0)Edit

Doubles Finals: 2 (1–1)Edit

Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss (Silver) 1. 29 September 2014 Incheon, Korea
Incheon Asian Games
Asian Games Hard   Sanam Singh   Hyeon Chung
  Lim Yong-kyu
5–7, 6–7(2–7)
Win (Gold) 2. 29 September 2014 Incheon, Korea
Incheon Asian Games
Asian Games Hard   Sania Mirza   Peng Hsien-yin
  Chan Hao-ching
6–4, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saketh Myneni ITF profile".
  2. ^ "Saketh Myneni ATP bio".
  3. ^ "Challenger Stars Reaping Rewards At US Open".
  4. ^ "Asian Games 2014: Sania Mirza-Saketh Myneni Win Mixed-Doubles Gold".
  5. ^ "Asian Games: Sanam Singh, Saketh Myneni Settle for Silver in Men's Tennis Doubles".
  6. ^ "Saketh Myneni Davis cup profile".

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