Paris, September 21
Indian tennis participant Prajnesh Gunneswaran overcame a sluggish begin to advance to the second spherical of the French Open males’s singles qualifying occasion however nation’s prime participant Sumit Nagal bowed out after a detailed defeat, right here on Monday.
Seeded 16th, Nagal – who turned the primary Indian in seven years to win a singles match at a Grand Slam along with his opening spherical victory on the US Open earlier this month – misplaced 6-7(4) 5-7 to Germany’s Dustin Brown in a single hour and 47 minutes.
Nagal had his possibilities within the second set as he was main 3-Zero however Brown didn’t let him proceed with the momentum.
Prajnesh, India’s second-highest ranked singles participant, received the higher of Turkey’s Cem Ilkel 6-Three 6-1 after shedding his service early in his opening qualifier of the clay courtroom Grand Slam.
Another Indian that includes within the qualifying draw is Ramkumar Ramanathan, who’s up towards native wildcard Tristan Lamasine. PTI