Ramkumar Ramanathan's run at the Bangkok ATP Challenger comes to an end

After making it to the quarter-final stage of the Bangkok ATP Challenger, Ramkumar Ramanathan failed to move past his match against Robin Haase.

By Sandeep Banerjee ·

India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan was eliminated from the Bangkok ATP Challenger on Friday after losing his quarter-final match 7-6 (5), 6-2 to the Netherlands' Robin Haase.

The defeat brought an end to the good run of the 25-year-old, which included a commanding straight-sets victory over second seed Go Soeda on Thursday to make it to the last eight.

The tie-breaker before the soul-breaker

The first set got off to a poor start for Ramkumar Ramanathan as he failed to hold on to his serve. But the Indian recovered well, breaking back to level the score at 3-3.

Neither men lost a serve from that point on, leading to a tie-breaker to decide the set.

Ramkumar Ramanathan fought very hard but could not put one over Marin Cilic

Ramkumar Ramanathan was broken on his opening serve of the tie-breaker, and Robin Haase continued to pile on the points to stretch out a 4-2 advantage.

That deficit never changed, as both men went on to break each other twice more before Haase converted his first set point to win the tie-breaker 7-5.

A straightforward cruise to a straight-sets triumph

The second set saw a much more straightforward outcome, with Robin Haase clearly having the measure of his Indian opponent.

Ramkumar Ramanathan was broken on his very first serve and failed to score a point before the fourth game, by which time he was trailing 1-3.

The Indian only managed to win another game in the remainder of the set, while Robin Haase racked up the numbers on his side of the scoreboard.

The Dutchman underscored his decisive victory by breaking Ramkumar Ramanathan in the final game to win the set 6-2.

End of the Indian challenge

Ramkumar Ramanathan was India's last man standing in the ATP Challenger Tour event after his compatriot Sasi Kumar Mukund's campaign came to a halt following a straight-sets defeat to Kazakhstan's Dmitry Popko in Thursday’s round of 16 match.

Robin Haase will take on France's Hugo Grenier next, in his semi-final match on Saturday.