Indian tennis participant Prajnesh Gunneswaran overcame a slow begin to advance to the second one spherical of the French Open males’s singles qualifying tournament however nation’s best participant Sumit Nagal bowed out after an in depth defeat, right here on Monday. Seeded 16th, Nagal — who turned into the primary Indian in seven years to win a singles fit at a Grand Slam along with his opening spherical victory at the United States Open — misplaced 6-7 (4) 5-7 to Germany’s seasoned participant Dustin Brown in a single hour and 47 mins.
Nagal had his possibilities in the second one set as he was once main 3-Zero however Brown didn’t let him proceed with the momentum. Prajnesh, India’s second-highest ranked singles participant, were given the easier of Turkey’s Cem Ilkel 6-Three 6-1 after shedding his provider early in his opening qualifier of the clay court docket Grand Slam.
Another Indian that includes within the qualifying draw is Ramkumar Ramanathan, who’s up towards native wildcard Tristan Lamasine.