Ramkumar Ramanathan’s bid to qualify for his maiden Grand Slam singles primary draw fell flat after his instantly set defeat in opposition to French wild card Tristan Lamasine within the French Open, right here.
The Indian Davis Cupper, ranked 198, misplaced 5-7 2-6 to lower-ranked Lamasine in a single hour and 27 mins on Monday. The French is positioned 268 at the rating chart.
The 25-year-old Ramkumar used to be profligate as he squandered as many as seven of the 8 breakpoints he earned. He misplaced his serve 4 instances within the first spherical contest.
Country’s best singles participant Sumit Nagal has already exited and now Prajnesh Gunneswaran is the lone Indian left within the males’s singles qualifying tournament.Ramkumar has been attempting to crack the Grand Slam primary attracts since 2015 however has now not succeeded but. Making the 3rd spherical on the Australian Open qualifiers in 2018 has been his perfect effort up to now.
In the ladies’s singles qualifiers, Ankita Raina, ranked 176, will open her marketing campaign in opposition to Serbian participant Jovana Jovic, ranked 234.