Gunneswaran No.1 in entry list for AO wild card play-off

Four wild cards, to be decided between Tennis Australia and Chinese Tennis Association, will join the eight.  There will be a qualifying event preceding the play-off which has Sumit Nagal and Saketh Myneni, along with Kaichi Uchida and Renta Tokuda of Japan.

India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran poses with the winning trophy after beating compatriot Saketh Myneni during the award presentation ceremony of the Final match of Bengaluru Tennis Open 2018 (ATP Challenger Tour) in Bengaluru   -  PTI

Prajnesh Gunneswaran figures as the No.1 in the entry list for the Australian Open Asia-Pacific wild card play-off to be staged in Zhuhai, China, from November 27 to December 2. He is followed by Hiroki Moriya, Lee Duckhee, Soonwoo Kwon, Ze Zhang, Zhe Li, Tsung-hua Yang and Yunseong Chung in the main draw acceptance list.

Four wild cards, to be decided between Tennis Australia and Chinese Tennis Association, will join the eight.  There will be a qualifying event preceding the play-off which has Sumit Nagal and Saketh Myneni, along with Kaichi Uchida and Renta Tokuda of Japan.

The qualifying stage will also have four wild cards.

Arjun Kadhe is second in the waiting list for the qualifying event, behind Di Wu of China who had won the Australian Open wild card twice in the past. Among the women, Pranjala Yadlapalli is the lone Indian to secure an entry into the wild card play-off, along with a bunch of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai players. Arjun Kadhe, Saketh Myneni and Vishnu Vardhan figure in the acceptance list for doubles. Mann Shah is the No.1 player, and the only Indian, in the boys list.