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Prajnesh enters second round of Antalya Open, Ramakumar wins first qualifying round of the Wimbledon

Prajnesh Gunneswaran defeated 286 ranked Tipsarevic 6-0 7-6 in the first round of the Antalya Open. In Wimbledon qualifiers, Ramkumar won Ramanathan in the first round while Saketh lost Myneni.

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updated:June 24, 2019, 10:14 PM IST

Prajnesh enters second round of Antalya Open, Ramakumar wins first qualifying round of the Wimbledon
Prajnesh Gunneswaran is currently 94th in the ATP rankings.

India's men's singles player Prajnesh Gunneswaran entered the second round of the Antalya Open ATP 250 tournament with a straight-set win over Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia in Antalya, Turkey Monday.

Gunneswaran, ranked 94th in the ATP hit list, easily achieved the 286-ranked Tipsarevic, 6-0, 7-6 in the first round.

Gunneswaran & # 39; s brilliant performance against Tipsarevic, once ranked eight in the world, would do his self-confidence a world of good before the second round of the Indian, in which he won the match between US qualifier JC Aragone and Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain will meet.

Elsewhere, Ramakar Ramanathan entered the second round of men's qualifiers at Wimbledon in London, but it was curtains for fellow countryman Saket Myneni.

Ramanathan took exactly one hour to suppress the challenge of Lukas Lacko of Slovenia 6-3, 6-2 in his opening round.

Ramanathan will compete against Kamil Majchrzak from Poland on Tuesday in the second round of the qualifiers.

However, Myneni fought hard for two hours and 22 minutes before losing 4-6, 6-4, 5-7 against Guillermo Garcia Lopez from Spain.