Shuichi Sekiguchi upsets Saketh-Sai Myneni 4-6 6-3 7-64 in the 2nd round in Shanghai Challenger on Wednesday. Sekiguchi will square off with Yasutaka Uchiyama in the 3rd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

There was not much difference between them in this set with the exception of 1 break that the Indian conquered in the 5th game (3-2) before winning the set (6-4).

2nd set.

Sekiguchi clinched the set after recovering from 1 break down. In fact, after conceding his serve in the 5th (2-3) game, The Japanese broke back in the 6th (3-3) and in the 8th (5-3) game before winning the set 6-3.

The Indian lost the plot in the last 4 games of the set (from 2-3 to 6-3).

3rd set.

Neither player conceded a service game during this set. Therefore the affair had to be decided at the tiebreak. Eventually, Sekiguchi won the breaker at 4.

1st
Sekiguchi
Myneni
4-6
4
6
4
5
3
5
3
4
2
4
2
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
2nd
Sekiguchi
Myneni
6-3
6
3
5
3
4
3
3
3
2
3
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
3rd
Sekiguchi
Myneni
7-6
7
6
6
6
5
6
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1

Statistics

At the end of the match, Sekiguchi scored 101 points vs. Myneni’s 94 points.

Sekiguchi was pretty focused in converting 67% of the break points that he conquered (2/3). On the other side, the Indian had a tough time in converting his break points since he converted only 33% of his break points (2/6). That was one of the key issues for his defeat.

After this contest, the head to head between Sekiguchi and Myneni is 1-0.

Next Match: Shuichi Sekiguchi vs. Yasutaka Uchiyama – stats

Sekiguchi will take on Uchiyama in the 3rd round.

There is no head to head record between Shuichi Sekiguchi and Yasutaka Uchiyama since this will be the first time that they will play each other at pro level.

The last time that they played, Uchiyama won 6-2 6-2 in the qualifications in Shenzhen Challenger back in 2015.

Tennis Scores in Shanghai Challenger

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