Wimbledon 2019: Prajnesh Gunnesaran pitted against world No 17 Milos Raonic in first round

Prajnesh Gunnesaran is the only Indian in Wimbledon singles main draw as Ramkumar Ramanathan and Ankita Raina exited after losing their respective second round matches.

Press Trust of India June 28, 2019 21:52:55 IST
Wimbledon 2019: Prajnesh Gunnesaran pitted against world No 17 Milos Raonic in first round
  • Prajnesh Gunnesaran, ranked 94 in the world, will make his maiden appearance on the hallowed grass courts at the Wimbledon

  • It will be his third straight appearance at Grand Slam events this season, having made first round exits at Australian Open and French Open

  • Prajnesh is only Indian in singles main draw as Ramkumar and Ankita exited after losing their respective second round matches.

London: India's top singles player Prajnesh Gunnesaran on Friday drew world number 17 Milos Raonic of Canada as his first round opponent at the Wimbledon Championships, starting on Monday.

Left-handed Prajnesh, ranked 94 in the world, will make his maiden appearance on the hallowed grass courts at the Wimbledon.

Wimbledon 2019 Prajnesh Gunnesaran pitted against world No 17 Milos Raonic in first round

File photo Prajnesh Gunneswaran. AFP

Grass is not Prajnesh's preferred surface. He excels on hard courts.

It will be his third straight appearance at the Grand Slam events this season, having made first round exits at both Australian Open and French Open.

Prajnesh is the only Indian in the singles main draw as Ramkumar Ramanathan and Ankita Raina exited after losing their respective second round matches.

In the men's doubles, Divij Sharan and his Brazilian partner Marcelo Demoliner will open their campaign against German 13th seeded pair of Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies.

Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas are up against New Zealand's Marcus Daniell and Wesley Koolhof from the Netherlands.

The Indian team of Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja have been pitted against veteran Australian Lleyton Hewitt and his compatriot Jordan Thompson.

Veteran Leander Paes and Benoit Paire will clash with Kazakhstan pair of Alexander Bublik and Mikhail Kukushkin.

The mixed doubles draw will be announced next week.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Istanbul Tennis Championship: Eugenie Bouchard reaches first WTA final in over four years
Sports

Istanbul Tennis Championship: Eugenie Bouchard reaches first WTA final in over four years

Bouchard is ranked 272nd after a losing record in 2019 and stop-start 2020. The Canadian had to come through qualifying to reach the Istanbul main draw.

US Open 2020: Dominic Thiem becomes first man to overturn two set deficit in 71 years at American Grand Slam, and more stats
Sports

US Open 2020: Dominic Thiem becomes first man to overturn two set deficit in 71 years at American Grand Slam, and more stats

Dominic Thiem vs Alexander Zverev at the US Open was decided by a fifth-set tiebreaker, something that had never happened in the final.

Italian Open 2020: Rohan Bopanna, Denis Shapovalov through to men's doubles quarter-finals
Sports

Italian Open 2020: Rohan Bopanna, Denis Shapovalov through to men's doubles quarter-finals

Bopanna and Shapovalov had defeated the pair of Argentina's Guido Pella and Chile's Cristian Garin 6-4, 6-4 to qualify for the round of 16.