Prajnesh Gunneswaran through to second round of Antalya Open; Ramkumar Ramanathan wins, Saketh Myneni exits Wimbledon qualifiers

India's top-ranked men's singles player Prajnesh Gunneswaran has advanced to the second round of the Antalya Open after beating Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic 6-0, 7-6.

Press Trust of India June 24, 2019 19:28:05 IST
Prajnesh Gunneswaran through to second round of Antalya Open; Ramkumar Ramanathan wins, Saketh Myneni exits Wimbledon qualifiers
  • India's top ranked singles player Prajnesh Gunneswaran has advanced to the second round of the Antalya Open

  • Ramkumar Ramanathan won in straight sets to move into the second round of Wimbledon men's singles qualifying

  • Saketh Myneni crashed out of the Wimbledon qualifiers after battling for over two hours against Guillermo Garcia Lopez

New Delhi: India's ace men's singles player Prajnesh Gunneswaran sailed into the second round of the Antalya Open ATP 250 tournament with a straight-set win over Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia in Antalya, Turkey Monday.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran through to second round of Antalya Open Ramkumar Ramanathan wins Saketh Myneni exits Wimbledon qualifiers

File photo Prajnesh Gunneswaran. AFP

Gunneswaran, ranked 94th in the ATP chart, easily got the better of 286-ranked Tipsarevic, 6-0 7-6 in the first round.

Gunneswaran's brilliant performance against Tipsarevic, once ranked eight in the world, would do his confidence a world of good ahead of the Indian's second round clash, in which he will meet the winner of the match between American qualifier JC Aragone and Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain.

Elsewhere, Ramakumar Ramanathan entered the second round of the men's singles qualifiers at the Wimbledon in London, but it was curtains for compatriot Saket Myneni.

Ramanathan took excatly an hour to quell the challenge of Lukas Lacko of Slovenia 6-3 6-2 in his opening round match.

Ramanathan will face Kamil Majchrzak of Poland in the second round of the qualifiers on Tuesday.

However, Myneni fought hard for two hours and 22 minutes before going down 4-6 6-4 5-7 against Guillermo Garcia Lopez of Spain.

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