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It was an eventful and exciting day two at the Gadre Gaspar Dias Open 2020. In the Men’s Veteran 120+ (combined age) category dynamic duo Rafiq Khotu and Merwyn Fernandes won in a single set against David Mendonca and Pradeep P. with a score of 6-1. Ashraf and Adeep showcased a master class performance and moved closer to the finals. In the other game of the of Men’s Veteran 90+ (combined age) the perfect pairing of Santanu and Mahesh carved out a win against Anand and Ravi with a score of 6-1. Both players showcased exceptional skills.

In the Men’s Veteran 60+ category Vinayak Gujurati got the better of Rafiq Khotu with a score of 4-1, 4-2 in mini sets.  Deepak Shettye and Floyd combined well and won against Rajesh and Machindra with a score of to get the victory and move into the next round of the Men’s Veteran 90+ (combined age) category.

Gadre Gaspar Dias Open 2020 commenced yesterday with over 250 entries coming in across eight categories. The tournament is being organized by Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias, Goa’s first tennis club in partnership with Goa State Tennis Association (GSTA) and Gadre Premium Seafood.

Gadre Gaspar Dias Open 2020 is the fifth edition and will be an annual fixture on the state’s tennis calendar. Spread over nine days, matches are scheduled between 7.00am till late in the evening without breaks. The veteran’s finals will be on the 26th of January. The open and junior categories will conclude on 2nd February 2020.

The tournament matches are open to spectators and tennis fans. The organizers have created an exciting atmosphere for spectators and audiences with music and snack stalls on the sidelines of the blue tennis courts. 

Day two results:

CategoryPlayers 1Player 2Score
Men’s Veteran 120+ (combined age)Rafiq KhotuMerwyn FernandesDavid MendoncaPradeep P.6-1
Men’s Veteran 45+(combined age)BuluGladius6-0
Men’s Veteran 45+(combined age)NirwaniPawansingh Mokashi4-6
Men’s Veteran 45+(combined age)Anand BhaskarDr. Narendra0-6
Men’s Veteran 45+ (combined age)AmolRahul Bhoi7-6 (7-3)
Men’s Veteran 45+ (combined age)Karan SinghSharad Walawalkar6-0
Men’s Veteran 45+ (combined age)SujithSantanu Nandy6-2
Men’s Veteran 45+ (combined age)Mano ChabraRahul Gandhi6-1
Men’s Veteran 45+ (combined age)Alok MishraAnupam Raja6-2
Men’s Veteran 45+ (combined age)HemanshuAnil Shettar6-1
Men’s Veteran 45+ (combined age)Kiran VyasAnand (Belagavi)1-6
Men’s Veteran 45+ (combined age)YuvrajVinod6-0
Men’s Veteran 60+ (combined age)Rafiq Khotu V. Gujarati4-1; 4-2
Men’s Veteran 90+ (combined age)HarishNandiRaviVikas Gujral6-0
Men’s Veteran 90+ (combined age)BuluManoSuhelVed6-0
Men’s Veteran 90+ (combined age)Rajesh MachindraDeepak ShettyeFloyd2-6
Men’s Veteran 90+ (combined age)SantanuMaheshAnandRavi6-1
Men’s Veteran 90+ (combined age)Anirudh KoreV. MangaonkarVipinManish2-6
 Men’s Veteran 90+ (combined age)Pradeesh SaxenaKiran VyasAshrafAdeep6-7
 Men’s Veteran 90+ (combined age)ArshadChetanSharadPrabhakar6-4

Day one results:

CategoryPlayers 1Player 2Score
Men’s Veteran 90+ (combined age)PrawinRajshekhar V.VinodSudhir6-0
Men’s Veteran 90+ (combined age)Atul R.Rajeev M.ChetanArshad0-6