Prajnesh loses in Kazakhstan Challenger semifinals

Fourth seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran's excellent run in the Challenger tournament came to an end in a three-set loss to Austria's Jurij Rodionov on Saturday.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran

Fourth seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran was halted by sixth seed Jurij Rodionov of Austria in the Kazakhstan Challenger semis on Saturday.   -  R. Ragu

The fine run of fourth seed Prajnesh Gunneswaran was halted by sixth seed Jurij Rodionov of Austria with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory in the semifinals of the $104,160 Challenger tennis tournament in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, on Saturday.

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For reaching the semifinals, Prajnesh collected 35 ATP points and $5,020.

The result:

$104,160 Challenger, Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan Singles (semifinals): Jurij Rodionov (Aut) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.