Australian Open 2020: Safwat played better on big points, admits Sumit Nagal after shock loss in qualifiers
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KPIT MSLTA Challenger: Purav Raja-Ramkumar Ramanathan clinch doubles title with win over Arjun Kadhe-Saketh Myneni
India's Purav Raja and Ramkumar Ramanathan clinched their second consecutive doubles title by beating compatriots Arjun Kadhe and Saketh Myneni in straight sets in the final of the KPIT MSLTA Challenger event
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.
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.
KPIT-MSLTA Challenger: Prajnesh Gunneswaran denied second consecutive title after being beaten in straight sets by Elias Ymer
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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.
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Yuki has long been India's big hope after winning the junior Australian Open in 2009 and prestigious Orange Bowl in the same year.
Sumit Nagal's sensational campaign at the ATP Bengaluru Open culminated in a superb fashion as he lifted his maiden Challenger-level title with a three-set win over Briton Jay Clarke.
Third seed Bhambri pipped Spain's Pedro Martinez 6-2, 7-6 (0) while Ramkumar was ousted following a 7-6(3), 2-6, 4-6 defeat at the hands of Briton Jay Clarke.
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.
Indian tennis players, who are already struggling to get a home tournament, heaved a sigh of relief that the country's only ATP World Tour event has not moved out of the country.
Putting up the best performance of his career, India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran breezed into his first ever singles final at the ATP Challenger level with a fluent straight-set win over Korea's Duckhee Lee in Pune on Friday.
Day in and day out Duckhee Lee, who was born deaf, slugs it out on the professional circuit and has an immediate goal to break into the top 100.
Prajnesh Gunneswaran progressed to the singles semifinals but Leander Paes, bowed out along with young partner Ramkumar Ramanathan after a shock defeat.
Saketh Myneni set up a quarter-final clash against Prajnesh Gunneswaran as they are the only two Indians left in the singles event of the KPTI-MSLTA Challenger.
Having ticked off all the boxes during an eventful 2016, a 'hungry' Leander Paes is in search of a new partner with an aim to take his coveted Grand Slam titles tally to 20.
Sanam Singh squandered four match points to lose in the 1st round but national champion Vishnu Vardhan booked a 2nd round berth in the KPIT-MSLTA Challenger.