Indian Wells: Prajnesh one victory away from main draw

World Number 94 Prajnesh Gunneswaran has reached the final round of qualification at the Indian Wells by beating Taiwan's Jason Jung.

(File Photo) Prajnesh Gunneswaran is just one more victory away from entering the main draw at the Indian Wells.   -  Debasish Bhaduri

India's top-ranked singles player Prajnesh Gunneswaran beat Taiwan's Jason Jung 7-5, 6-4 on Wednesday to enter the final round of qualification at the Indian Wells ATP Masters tournament. Prajnesh will have to beat Italy's Salvatore Caruso on Thursday in order to enter the main draw of the ATP event.

In another match, Ramkumar Ramanathan lost to Croatia's Filip Krajinovic 4-6, 0-6 to bow out of the qualifiers.

Prajnesh, 29, made his Grand Slam debut earlier this year at the Australian Open and played his first ATP World Tour match in June 2018.

The Indian Wells, which is scheduled to begin on Thursday, will see Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Denis Shapovalov take on Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray in the men's doubles first round.