ATP Challenger: Prajnesh Gunneswaran bows out with wrist injury

Prajnesh was forced to give a walkover to Tung-Lin Wu of Chinese Taipei in the pre-quarterfinals of the USD 54,160 Challenger in Liuzhou, China.

File Photo: Prajnesh Gunneswaran was the top seed for the tournament.   -  AP

A wrist injury forced top seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran to give a walkover to Tung-Lin Wu in the pre-quarterfinals of the USD 54,160 Challenger in Liuzhou, China, on Thursday.

“My wrist is hurting. Trying to figure things out,” said Prajnesh when contacted in China.


In the doubles, Vishnu Vardhan made the semifinals with Toshihide Matsui of Japan, with a thrilling 12-10 win in the super tie-break against Christopher Eubanks and Kaichi Uchida.

In the Challenger in Australia, Sasi Kumar Mukund was beaten 6-4, 6-3 in the pre-quarterfinals by Alejandro Tabilo of Chile. Mukund collected seven ATP points and USD 860.

The results
  • USD 54,160 Challenger, Liuzhou, China
  • Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Tung-Lin Wu (Tpe) w.o. Prajnesh Gunneswaran; Second round: Li Zhe (Chn) bt Sidharth Rawat 6-2, 6-3; First round: Sidharth Rawat bt Gao Xin (Chn) 6-4, 6-4.
  • Doubles (quarterfinals): Toshihide Matsui (Jpn) & Vishnu Vardhan bt Christopher Eubanks (U.S. )& Kaichi Uchida (Jpn) 6-2, 6-7 (4), [12-10].
  • USD 54,160 Challenger, Traralgon, Australia
  • Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Alejandro Tabilo (Chi) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund 6-4, 6-3.
  • EUR 46,600 Challenger, Hamburg, Germany
  • Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Rameez Junaid (Aus) & Purav Raja bt Gerard Granollers & Sergio Martos Gornes (Esp) 6-4, 3-6, [10-7].
  • USD 15,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
  • Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Marco Mosciatti (Ita) bt Haadin Bava 6-4, 6-2.
  • Doubles (quarterfinals): Courtney John Lock (Zim) & Vladyslav Manafov (Ukr) bt Petr Hajek (Cze) & Aryan Goveas 6-4, 6-3.
  • USD 15,000 ITF men, Doha, Qatar
  • Singles (first round): Sidane Pong Jodikromo (Ned) bt Rishab Agarwal 7-5, 2-6, 6-3.
  • Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Antoine Bellier (Sui) & Kari Friberg (Swe) bt Mikalai Haliak (Blr) & Rishab Agarwal 6-0, 6-4.
  • USD 60,000 ITF women, Saguenay, Canada
  • Singles (first round): Quinn Gleason (US) bt Rutuja Bhosale 6-1, 1-1 (retired).

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