KPIT-MSLTA Challenger: Prajnesh Gunneswaran denied second consecutive title after being beaten in straight sets by Elias Ymer
With 48 points in his tally after the Challenger tournament, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, who is in the form of his life, will now move to his career-best singles rank of 104.
KPIT MSLTA Challenger: Prajnesh Gunneswaran enters second consecutive final with hard-fought comeback against top-seed Radu Albot
It is the second time that Prajnesh Gunneswaran has reached the final at the Pune Challenger, having ended runner-up in the 2016 edition to Frenchman Sadio Doumbia.
If Yuki crosses first hurdle, he will run into World No 11 and eighth seed American Jack Sock. Yuki is lone Indian in the singles draw with Ramkumar Ramanathan,
Yuki, who qualified for the Indian Wells Masters and went on to scalp World No 12 Lucas Puille, dispatched Olivo 6-4 6-1 in the opening round.
Yuki, who had won the Pune Challenger last week, lived up to his 3rd seed billing and defeated Balaji 6-3 6-2 in a relatively easy first-round encounter.