Sports Reporter

Chennai: Indians had a bad day at the Chennai Open qualifying rounds, with Sriram Balaji, Ashutosh Singh, Pathanjali Ravishanker and Vishal Punna making first-round exits, at the Nungambakkam Tennis Stadium, on Saturday.

The results: Qualifying: First round: Lars Burgsmuller (Ger) bt Robin Vik (Cze) 6-4, 6-7 (3), 7-5; Santiago Giraldo (Col) bt Frederik Nielson (Den) 6-2, 6-4; Philip Petzschner (Ger) bt Sriram Balaji 7-6, 6-3; Harel Levy (Isr) bt Tomas Zib 3-6, 6-0, 7-5; Konstantinis Economidis (Ger) bt Sebastian Rieschick (Ger) 6-1, 6-2; Michal Mertinak (Svk) bt Stephen Amritraj (USA) 6-3, 6-3; Woong-Sun Jun (Kor) bt Pablo Andujar (Esp) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2; Marin Cilic (Cro) bt Tomas Behrend (Ger) 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-5; Dick Norman (Bel) bt Jonathan Marray (Gbr) 6-4, 6-0; David Skoch (Cze) bt Lovro Zovko (Cro) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4; Leos Friedl (Cze) bt Ashutosh Singh (Ind) 6-0, 6-2; Alexander Peya (Aut) bt Mikhail Ledovskikh (Rus) 7-6, 6-4; Simone Bolelli (Ita) bt Pathanjali Ravishanker (Ind) 6-3, 6-2; Pavel Ivanov (Rus) bt Vishal Punna (Ind) 6-4, 6-4; James Auckland (Gbr) bt Joshua Goodall (Gbr) 7-6, 7-6.

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