Paris, May 25
India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan advanced to the men’s singles second round of the French Open qualifiers but Prajnesh Gunneswaran crashed out following his first round defeat here today.
Ramkumar erased a one-set deficit to beat American Michael Mmoh 2-6 7-6(4) 6-3 in his opening round match that lasted one hour and 54 minutes. He will next take on Uzbekistan’s veteran Denis Istomin, who also recorded a three-set win against Bosnia’s Damir Dzumhur.
However, Prajnesh, seeded 32nd, suffered a rather tame 2-6 2-6 loss to Germany’s Oscar Otte. — PTI