Prajnesh Gunneswaran

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Australian Open 2020: Indian players haven't been good enough, says Somdev Devvarman after 16th straight first round exit paints another sorry picture
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Australian Open 2020: Indian players haven't been good enough, says Somdev Devvarman after 16th straight first round exit paints another sorry picture

Somdev Devvarman was the last Indian player to win a first round match at a grand slam going back seven years to the 2013 US Open against Lukas Lacko.

Bengaluru Open 2020: Four top-100 players to participate; defending champion Prajnesh Gunneswaran to lead Indian challenge
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Bengaluru Open 2020: Four top-100 players to participate; defending champion Prajnesh Gunneswaran to lead Indian challenge

Defending Bengaluru Open champion Prajnesh Gunneswaran, currently the highest-ranked Indian at 123, will lead the home challenge in company of 2017 winner Sumit Nagal

Australian Open 2020: India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran rues 'horrible match' in error-prone first-round exit
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Australian Open 2020: India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran rues 'horrible match' in error-prone first-round exit

Right from the offset, Prajnesh's game was riddled with unforced errors as he failed to get into any sort of rhythm.

Australian Open 2020: India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran crashes out after going down fighting to Japanese wildcard Tatsuma Ito
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Australian Open 2020: India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran crashes out after going down fighting to Japanese wildcard Tatsuma Ito

World no.122 Prajnesh, who entered the main draw as a lucky loser in the qualifiers, lost in straight sets 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 against Japanese wild card Tatsuma Ito, ranked 22 places below the Indian, in a rescheduled first round tie that lasted for two hours and one minute.

Australian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic struggles past Jan-Lennard Struff to enter second round; Ash Barty beats Leisa Tsurenko
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Australian Open 2020: Novak Djokovic struggles past Jan-Lennard Struff to enter second round; Ash Barty beats Leisa Tsurenko

Playing against an opponent he defeated both times in straight sets in the past, Djokovic lost his serve four times in the match on Rod Laver Arena, where he beat Rafa Nadal in last year’s final to pick up a seventh Australian Open title.

Australian Open 2020: Safwat played better on big points, admits Sumit Nagal after shock loss in qualifiers
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Australian Open 2020: Safwat played better on big points, admits Sumit Nagal after shock loss in qualifiers

Nagal considers himself lucky to have a few sponsors and some sort of backing in the form of the Virat Kohli Foundation and Indian Oil.

Australian Open 2020: Prajnesh Gunneswaran enters main draw as lucky loser after going down in final round of qualifying
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Australian Open 2020: Prajnesh Gunneswaran enters main draw as lucky loser after going down in final round of qualifying

Prajnesh, ranked 122nd in the world and seeded 17th in the qualifiers, lost 6-7 (2), 2-6 to Gulbis in his final round qualifying match.

Australian Open 2020: Prajnesh Gunneswaran comes from set down to advance to final round of qualifying; Sumit Nagal crashes out
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Australian Open 2020: Prajnesh Gunneswaran comes from set down to advance to final round of qualifying; Sumit Nagal crashes out

India's top-ranked singles player Prajnesh Gunneswaran is one win away from sealing a place in the Australian Open main draw after progressing to the final round of the qualifiers but it was curtains for compatriot Sumit Nagal.

Australian Open 2020: India No 1 Prajnesh Gunneswaran advances to second round of qualifiers; Ramkumar Ramanathan bows out
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Australian Open 2020: India No 1 Prajnesh Gunneswaran advances to second round of qualifiers; Ramkumar Ramanathan bows out

In the women's qualifiers, India's lone contender Ankita Raina went down fighting 2-6, 6-7(2) against Bulgaria's Viktoriya Tomova

Prajnesh Gunneswaran loses in straight sets to Taro Daniel, exits ATP Bendigo Challenger
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Prajnesh Gunneswaran loses in straight sets to Taro Daniel, exits ATP Bendigo Challenger

Prajnesh Gunneswaran fought hard before going down against Japanese Taro Daniel in the second round of the Bendigo Challenger event on Tuesday.

KPIT-MSTLA Challenger: Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Sumit Nagal enter pre-quarterfinals with straight sets wins; Saketh Myneni eliminated
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KPIT-MSTLA Challenger: Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Sumit Nagal enter pre-quarterfinals with straight sets wins; Saketh Myneni eliminated

India number one and top seed Prajnesh needed just 49 minutes to demolish Chandril Sood 6-1, 6-3 while third seed Sumit Nagal quelled a late challenge from Aryan Goveas to emerge a 6-3, 7-6(5) winner in one hour and 16 minutes

Tennis Rankings: Veteran tennis star Leander Paes drops out of top-100 for first time in 19 years
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Tennis Rankings: Veteran tennis star Leander Paes drops out of top-100 for first time in 19 years

Veteran tennis star Leander Paes on Monday dropped out of the top-100 bracket for the first time in 19 years, slipping to 101 after losing five places in the ATP doubles chart

KPIT MSLTA Challenger: Prajnesh Gunneswaran, in-form Sumit Nagal to lead home challenge in Pune event
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KPIT MSLTA Challenger: Prajnesh Gunneswaran, in-form Sumit Nagal to lead home challenge in Pune event

The USD 54,160 hard court event is only the second ATP Challenger that India is hosting this season after the Chennai Open, where nine Indians had competed.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran's father passes away weeks ahead of tennis player's wedding
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Prajnesh Gunneswaran's father passes away weeks ahead of tennis player's wedding

SG Prabhakaran, who ran a real estate business, was an avid tennis lover and encouraged Prajnesh Gunneswaran to achieve excellence in the sport, sending him to Spain for training.

Davis Cup 2019: Sumit Nagal, Ramkumar Ramanathan confirm availability for Pakistan tie at neutral venue
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Davis Cup 2019: Sumit Nagal, Ramkumar Ramanathan confirm availability for Pakistan tie at neutral venue

Nagal, who has played his best tennis this season, sent a confirmation to the All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Thursday night while Ramkumar had conveyed his availability a few days ago

Sumit Nagal, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan to compete at KPIT-MSLTA Challenger
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Sumit Nagal, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan to compete at KPIT-MSLTA Challenger

India's top singles players, including Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Sumit Nagal and Ramkumar Ramanathan will compete at the KPIT-MSLTA Challenger, which will be held in Pune from 11 November.

Davis Cup 2019: Leander Paes returns to Indian squad for Pakistan tie after Rohan Bopanna, other stars refuse to travel
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Davis Cup 2019: Leander Paes returns to Indian squad for Pakistan tie after Rohan Bopanna, other stars refuse to travel

Apart from Paes, players who have made themselves available for Davis Cup tournament in Pakistan are Saketh Myneni, Arjun Kadhe, Vijay Sundar Prashanth, N Sriram Balaji, Siddharth Rawat and Manish Suresh Kumar.

Davis Cup 2019: AITA may Indian players to Pakistan for tie, set to begin visa process soon
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Davis Cup 2019: AITA may Indian players to Pakistan for tie, set to begin visa process soon

AITA on Tuesday decided to begin the process to procure Pakistan visas for its players and support staff, indicating that it may send a team to the neighbouring nation for next month's Davis Cup tie in case the ITF rejects its request to shift the matches to a neutral venue.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Rohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan aim for higher ranking in order to pair up for Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Rohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan aim for higher ranking in order to pair up for Games

The big-serving Bopanna, who has had a rather moderate season, winning only one title and reaching the final at Stuttgart, said he would be playing the upcoming tournaments with Shapovalov and was looking forward to finishing the year on a strong point.