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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 05:06 AM IST

Prajnesh suffers shock loss

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New Delhi: Sasi Kumar Mukund got the better of Chinese wonder-kid Yibing Wu but in-form Prajnesh Gunneswaran suffered a shock first round defeat at the ATP Challenger tournament in Shenzen, China. The 21-year-old Sasi, who qualified into the main draw and has made good progress on the Pro circuit, defeated Wu 7-6 (4) 6-2 in one hour and 20 minutes to move to the second round of the USD 75,000 hard court event on Monday.

Fourth seed Prajnesh, who played intense tennis in the past two weeks, lost 3-6, 4-6 to Alejandro Davidovick Fokina from Spain. “Yes I was a bit tired after a hectic two weeks,” he said. In the battle of the Indians, third seed Ramkumar Ramanathan fought off qualifier Sumit Nagal 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(2) in his opening round.

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Published on: Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 02:59 AM IST
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