Delray Beach Open: Ramkumar Ramanathan bows out of first round after losing to Donald Young

Ramkumar, ranked 140, lost 1-6, 2-6 to World No 75 Young, who had recently accused fellow American Ryan Harrison of racially abusing him.

PTI February 20, 2018 21:24:11 IST
Delray Beach Open: Ramkumar Ramanathan bows out of first round after losing to Donald Young

New Delhi: Indian qualifier Ramkumar Ramanathan suffered a tame straight sets defeat at the hands of American Donald Young to bow out of the Delray Beach Open.

Delray Beach Open Ramkumar Ramanathan bows out of first round after losing to Donald Young

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Ramkumar, ranked 140, lost 1-6, 2-6 to World No 75 Young, who had recently accused fellow American Ryan Harrison of racially abusing him.

Ramkumar earned 12 points for qualifying for the main draw and $5,350 as a first round loser at the $622,675 ATP hard court event.

In the doubles, the Indian pair of Leander Paes and Purav Raja will open the campaign against Jack Sock and Jackson Withrow.

Meanwhile, at the ATP Open 13 Provence in Marseille, France, second seeded Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin will take on the combination of Ken Skupski and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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