Prajnesh Gunneswaran bows out in Newport

Prajnesh Gunneswaran lost 6-2, 6-2 to Marcel Granollers of Spain on grass in the first round of the ATP tennis tournament in Newport, Rhode Island.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran exited the ATP tennis tournament in Newport, after losing his first round match.   -  Getty Images

Davis Cupper and the India’s No.1 player at the moment, Prajnesh Gunneswaran was beaten 6-2, 6-2 by Marcel Granollers of Spain on grass in the first round of the ATP tennis tournament in Newport, Rhode Island.

The other Davis Cupper, Ramkumar Ramanathan, won his second and final qualifying round against Yuichi Sugita of Japan 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-3 to make the main draw. In doubles, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja went down fighting in two tie-breaks to Mao-Xin Gong and Ze Zhang of China in the pre-quarterfinals.

In the Challenger in Kazakhstan, Sidharth Rawat beat the Uzbek Davis Cupper Sanjar Fayziev with surprising ease at 6-2, 6-2.

The results:

$652,245 ATP, Newport, US

Singles (first round): Marcel Granollers (Esp) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Mao-Xin Gong & Ze Zhang (Chn) bt Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja 7-6(3), 7-6(10).

Qualifying singles (second and final round): Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Yuichi Sugita (Jpn) 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-3.

$135,400 Challenger, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Singles (first round): Sidharth Rawat bt Sanjar Fayziev (Uzb) 6-2, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF men, Tabarka, Tunisia

Singles (first round): Duje Ajdukovic (Cro) bt Siddhant Banthia 1-6, 7-5, 6-4.

$25,000 ITF women, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Valeriya Strakhova (Ukr) & Rutuja Bhosale bt Kristyna Hrabalova & Barbora Miklova (Cze) 6-2, 7-6(2).

$25,000 ITF women, Palmela, Portugal

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Estelle Cascino (Fra) & Julia Terziyska (Bul) bt RitaMaria Bentes De Oliveira Pinto (Por) & Sathwika Sama 6-1, 7-5.

$15,000 ITF women, Dion, France

Singles (first round): Zoe Richard (Fra) bt Sai SSamhitha 6-4, 2-6, 7-6(3).