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French Open 2018: India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran misses main draw entry after losing in final round of qualifiers

Paris: Prajnesh Gunneswaran will have to wait for his maiden appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam as he could not cross the final hurdle at the French Open qualifiers, suffering a straight-set defeat against Elias Ymer, on Friday.

File image of Indian tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran. AFP

File image of Indian tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran. AFP

The left-handed Prajnesh, ranked 183, lost 3-6, 4-6 in the third and final round against the Swede, ranked 122 in the world.

Yuki Bhambri is thus the only Indian featuring in the singles main draw at Roland Garros this year with Ramkumar Ramanathan and Sumit Nagal biting the dust in the qualifiers.

Ankita Raina had also made an early exit from the women's singles qualifiers.

So, none of the Indians could come through the qualifiers.

Yuki, ranked 94, earned a direct entry due to his presence in top-100 and will make his maiden appearance at the clay-court Grand Slam.


Updated Date: May 25, 2018 18:12 PM

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