The Kunal Patel San Francisco Open
Annual Challenger Tour Tournament in memory of Kunal Patel
The 2018 KPSF OpenA fter a successful inaugural year on the ATP Challenger Tour, the KPSF Open is back for 2018! The 2017 reviews could not have been better, with atpworldtour.com calling the event a “smashing success.” KPSF Open alumni players had a fantastic season as well, posting wins over top-10 world ranked players five times, including a victory over world #1 Andy Murray just a few short weeks later at Indian Wells. With expectations for 2018 even bigger and better, you do not want to miss the 2018 KPSF Open!
Men's Open Singles
Best 2 out of 3 tiebreak sets, regular scoring
Dennis Novikov, Miomir Kecmanovic
Bradley Klahn, Filip Peliwo, Michael Mmoh, Noah Rubin
Men's Open Doubles
Best 2 out of 3 tiebreak sets with a 10-point match tiebreak in lieu of a third set, no-ad scoring
Marcelo Arevalo & Roberto Maytin
Luke Bambridge & Joe Salisbury
Ariel Behar & Maximo Gonzalez, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Christopher Rungkat
About the KPSF Open
It is in memory of Kunal’s love for the game, and his passion for the sport as a fan, that his family has established the Kunal Patel SF Open, the first ever tournament of its kind in San Francisco.
Kunal first lifted a tennis racket when he was nine years old and immediately fell in love with the sound of the ball whacking against the tennis racket, and the thrill of facing down an opponent (his Dad). Kunal loved to play tennis on weekends with his family and competed at the club level in San Francisco, where he lived and worked on establishing a career. Kunal an avid tennis player and a dedicated sports fan who was fascinated by the way in which sports tested a player’s athleticism, competitive drive, and spirit. Kunal’s passion for tennis took him around the world to attend live tournaments.
Mukesh is a serial entrepreneur and an investor in the IT industry, based in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. He is active in helping startups and has funded numerous charity organizations. He enjoys photography, golf, tennis, and family travels.
Derrik works financing construction projects throughout the west coast. He picked up tennis about 10 yrs ago and has been on the tennis courts a few days a week ever since. When he's not working or playing tennis, he can usually be found hanging out with his wife and daughter in the city.
Vikram thinks he should have played tennis for a living (his wife is thankful he still has a day job). Some of his fondest tennis memories are of playing “epic” 5 setters with Kunal on Sunday afternoons. Vikram works in tech and can be spotted biking around the city between work, tennis and home.