Ramkumar progresses to second round of French Open Qualifiers, Prajnesh bows out

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.

Ramkumar Ramanathan

File photo of Ramkumar Ramanathan.   -  R. RAGU

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.

Bopanna beaten in Serbia

Rohan Bopanna, seeded No.1 with Franko Skugor of Croatia, was beaten 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 by Federico Delbonis and Artem Sitak in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the €511,000 ATP tennis tournament in Belgrade, Serbia, on Tuesday.

The results:

€511,000 ATP, Belgrade, Serbia

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Federico Delbonis (Arg) & Artem Sitak (Nzl) bt Franko Skugor (Cro) & Rohan Bopanna 6-3, 4-6, [10-8].

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