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Ramkumar Ramanathan advances in Australian Open qualifiers

Ramkumar Ramanathan defeated France’s Gleb Sakharov in the second round of Australian Open qualifiers on Saturday

tennis Updated: Jan 13, 2018 19:56 IST
Press Trust of India
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Press Trust of India, Melbourne
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Ramkumar Ramanathan defeated Gleb Sakharov in straight nets to move into the next round of the Australian Open qualifiers.(PTI)

Indian tennis star Ramkumar Ramanathan won his second round qualifying match in straight sets, beating France’s Gleb Sakharov 6-4 7-6 (12) at the Australian Open qualifiers here today.

Ramkumar, seeded 28th, sealed the match by smashing an ace to advance to the third round. He made the best use of his serves, firing an impressive 17 aces in the tie that lasted close to two hours.

In the previous qualifying game, Ramkumar, edged out American Bradley Klahn 6-7(8) 7-6(3) 6-2 to set up a second round clash against the Frenchman.

First Published: Jan 13, 2018 17:51 IST