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French open Qualifiers: Ramkumar progresses to second round, Prajnesh bows out

Ramkumar Ramanathan will next take on Uzbekistan''s veteran Denis Istomin

Ramkumar Ramanathan

Ramkumar Ramanathan



Published: 25 May 2021 5:30 PM GMT

India's Ramkumar Ramanathan advanced to the men''s singles second round of the French Open Qualifiers but Prajnesh Gunneswaran crashed out following his first-round defeat, here on Tuesday.

Ramkumar erased a one-set deficit to beat American Michael Mmoh 2-6 7-6(4) 6-3 in his opening round that lasted one hour and 54 minutes.

He will next take on Uzbekistan''s veteran Denis Istomin, who also recorded a three-set win against Bosnia''s Damir Dzumhur.

However, left-handed Prajnesh, seeded 32nd, suffered a rather tame 2-6 2-6 loss to Germany''s Oscar Otte.

India''s top singles player Sumit Nagal, seeded 27th, will open his campaign against Roberto Marcora.

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