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Australian Open qualifiers: Yuki Bhambri, Prajnesh Gunneswaran’s losses ends India’s campaign

Australian Open qualifiers: Yuki Bhambri, Prajnesh Gunneswaran’s losses ends India’s campaign

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Both players, the only two Indians remaining in the qualifiers, lost their matches in straight sets. Indian tennis players Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Yuki Bhambri lost in the second round of qualifiers in the men’s singles at the Australian Open 2022. This brought India’s singles campaign to an end. Both Ramkumar Ramanathan and Ankita Raina had been ousted in the first qualifying round. Prajnesh Gunneswaran bowed out after losing 6-2, 7-6 to Germany’s Maximilian Marterer on Wednesday. Yuki Bhambri, the 2009 junior Australian Open men’s singles champion, meanwhile, lost 6-1, 6-3 to 20th seed Tomas Machac of the Czech Republic. Prajnesh Gunneswaran has not made the main draw of a Grand Slam since the 2020 Australian Open while Yuki Bhambri’s last Grand Slam appearance was in the...
Maharashtra Open tennis: Yuki Bhambri handed direct entry in men’s singles

Maharashtra Open tennis: Yuki Bhambri handed direct entry in men’s singles

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With a stiff cut-off, other top Indian tennis players like Ramkumar Ramanathan, Sumit Nagal and Prajnesh Gunneswaran missed out.  Former junior Australian Open champion Yuki Bhambri has received a direct entry to the men’s singles event at the Maharashtra Open 2022 ATP 250 tennis tournament, which starts from January 31 at Pune’s Balewadi Stadium. Yuki Bhambri will enter the main draw under his protective ranking – a provision for ranked players making a comeback after a minimum of six months of injury. Ranked world No. 83 in 2018, Yuki Bhambri competed in all four Grand Slams that year. He struggled with injuries after the US Open and was out of action for over two years. The 29-year-old Yuki Bhambri made a comeback at the Singapore Open in 2021 and is preparing to play in the...