Sonchat and Sanchai, are the defending champions in the Bangkok Open. Having won the title in 2007 after beating Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut. In 2008 they won the Chennai doubles title, runner's up in Memphis, and were semi finalists in San Jose and Las Vegas. Now they are ranked 75. They reached career high rank of 49 in doubles this year.
This year they were in the news off the tennis court when they were caught in a hotel fire in Bordeaux France. Luckily the Twins escaped and were heroes because they helped the wife and son of Argentine Player Lucas Arnold escape unhurt from the flames.
They will play Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut in the first round which is on Wednesday 24/09. So, let us all wish them Chok dee na (good luck) :yippee:to retain their title .
Here is a clip from youtube where the twins show their volleying skills:
09-24-2008, 12:02 PM
:sad: :bigcry: the twins lost 4-6, 7-5, 10-6 to Benneteau/Mahut. Now they will lose all their points from last year :sad:
10-14-2008, 09:50 PM
Sonchat and Sanchai lost in 1st rd Taskent Challenger :sad: :sobbing:
yes, they did so well in the beginning of the year, winning Channai and making 2 sfs and 1 final, but now :eek:
10-21-2008, 01:00 PM
Wow! Sonchat and Sanchai won their first rd doubles in Seoul:
RATIWATANA, Sanchai/RATIWATANA, Sonchat THA d. KIM, Kevin/LEE, Hyung-Taik USA/KOR 64 64
:bigclap: :woohoo: :bounce: :yippee: :banana:
Chok dee na (Good luck) in the next rd.
10-25-2008, 12:08 PM
Sonchat and Sanchai won today the defeated the farang pair Istomin and Slanar
4-RATIWATANA, Sanchai/RATIWATANA, Sonchat THA d. ISTOMIN, Denis/SLANAR, Martin UZB/AUT 64 75
Now they are in the semi final.
Chaiyo! :woohoo: :bigclap: :bounce: :yippee: :banana:
Semi final line up:
-RATIWATANA, Sanchai/RATIWATANA, Sonchat THA vs 2-BRUNSTROM, Johan/ROJER, Jean-Julien SWE/AHO
Chok dee na :woohoo: :yippee: :bounce: :banana:
10-26-2008, 01:01 PM
The twins bt the 2nd seeded Farang pair in the semifinal