Arjun Kadhe handed Tata Open Maharashtra wild card

Arjun Kadhe, ranked 168 in ATP doubles rankings, will joing Ramkumar Ramanathan and Prajnesh Gunneswaran in the main draw of the Tata Open Maharashtra.

Arjun Kadhe's career-best win came against Ramkumar Ramanathan in the first round of the KPIT-MSLTA Challenger.   -  K.V. SRINIVASAN

National Championship runner-up Arjun Kadhe was on Thursday awarded a wild card entry into the singles main draw of the Tata Open Maharashtra, joining Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan in the main draw.

The 24-year old had knocked out Ramkumar in the first round of the KPIT-MSLTA Challenger for his best win of his career, in terms of beating a higher-ranked player.

“Kadhe has shown a lot of promise and Pune being his home should certainly be an additional motivation to do well here. We wish all our wild-card entrants the best of luck,” said Prashant Sutar, Tournament Director.

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The ATP 250 event begins from December 31 at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune.