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ITF singles title hands Prajnesh fresh hope of reclaiming top-100 spot

The ITF title win in Kuwait may not be as perfect a comeback by his standards, but Prjanesh, now 33 and still hopeful of a return to the top-100, is willing to take it step by step.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran
Published on Feb 23, 2023 08:45 AM IST
ByAratrick Mondal, Kolkata

Sumit Nagal clinches thriller to advance in Bengaluru Open 2023; Prajnesh lose

Prajnesh had his moments against Serbian Hamad Medjedovic but the latter was way better in the crucial moments, emerging a 6-3, 6-4 winner. Karnataka ład Prajwal could not counter Taipei’s Jason Jung and bowed out after a 2-6, 2-6 defeat.

Sumit Nagal
Published on Feb 21, 2023 09:55 PM IST

Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan progress in Tata Open Maharashtra qualifiers

Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan were among the five Indian players who part of the first-round qualifiers at the Tata Open Maharashtra.

Yuki Bhambri; Ramkumar Ramanathan(Twitter/@,MaharashtraOpen)
Published on Dec 31, 2022 07:57 PM IST
ByAratrick Mondal, Pune

The tricky junior to pro transition in tennis - what India’s top players advise

A lot of Indian youngsters tend to stumble in that jump from the junior level to turning professional, either taking it too early, too late or with misdirected steps.

There are two contrasting schools of thought among Indian coaches vis-a-vis the switch(Getty)
Updated on Nov 11, 2022 06:41 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta

Ramkumar loses, Indian team stares at defeat in Davis Cup tie against Norway

Ramkumar, the number one singles player for India, failed to live up to expectations as he suffered a 1-6, 4-6 loss to his lower-ranked opponent Durasovic in one hour and 16 minutes on Friday night.

File image of Ramkumar Ramnathan.(PTI)
Published on Sep 17, 2022 01:28 PM IST

Prajnesh Gunneswaran moves to second round of Australian Open Qualifiers

Ranked 221, left-handed Prajnesh beat 119th ranked Galan 6-4 6-4 in one hour and 13 minutes in the first round at court number six of the Melbourne Park.

India’s Prajnesh Gunneswaran in action during the match against Japan’s Tatsuma Ito in January(Reuters)
Published on Jan 10, 2022 01:10 PM IST

Indian tennis events dry up to leave top players dismayed

The pandemic making participation an ordeal for players means organisers have been forced to cancel events. The 2022 edition of the lone ATP event also looks unlikely.

File Photo of Prajnesh Gunneswaran.(Reuters)
Published on Nov 09, 2021 06:17 PM IST
ByRutvick Mehta, Mumbai

Prajnesh advances to second round of US Open qualifiers

Gunneswaran got the better of the world no. 232 Canadian 6-4 7-6 in one hour 37 minutes on Wednesday night.

India’s Prajnesh Gunneswaran(Reuters)
Published on Aug 26, 2021 02:09 PM IST

Ramkumar advances, Prajnesh crashes out of Wimbledon Qualifiers

Ramkumar beat Slovakia's 13th seed Jozef Kovalik 6-3 6-0 in exactly one hour in his first round.

Ramkumar Ramanathan of India.(Getty Images for LTA)
Updated on Jun 22, 2021 10:21 PM IST

Ramkumar progresses to second round of French Open Qualifiers, Prajnesh bows out

India's Ramkumar Ramanathan advanced to the men's singles second round of the French Open Qualifiers but Prajnesh Gunneswaran crashed out following his first-round defeat.

File Ramkumar Ramanthan, and Prajnesh Gunneswaran (left).(Twitter)
Published on May 25, 2021 06:40 PM IST

Nagal to clash with Marcora, Prajnesh versus Otte at French Open qualifiers

Sumit Nagal is yet to earn a main draw berth in the Clay court Grand Slam and must make a good start against the 191st ranked Marcora.

File Photos of Sumit Nagal (left), Ramkumar Ramanthan, and Prajnesh Gunneswaran (centre).(Twitter)
Updated on May 23, 2021 09:32 PM IST

Prajnesh Gunneswaran finalist in second US Challenger event in row, regains India No.1 tennis ranking

The left-handed player finishes runner-up in back-to-back hard court event in the US, regains his position as India’s top singles player.

Updated on Nov 23, 2020 08:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByRutvick Mehta

Second straight runner-up finish for Prajnesh following final defeat in Orlando

Prajnesh did not have the required power in his strokes to hurt the American opponent, losing 3-6 4-6 in the USD 52,080 hard court tournament

Updated on Nov 22, 2020 11:22 PM IST
Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India

Prajnesh reaches Orlando Challenger semis, regains India number one spot

The fourth seeded Indian won 6-0 6-3 against the sixth seeded Kazkakh in the quarterfinals of the USD 52,080 hard court tournament.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran(Twitter)
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 10:56 PM IST
Orlando | ByPress Trust of India

Prajnesh advances to quarterfinals of Orlando Challenger

Prajnesh was trailing 5-7 2-5 at one stage and the Taipei player was serving for the match but the Indian kept his nerves and forced a decider in the USD 52,080 hard court tournament by winning the next seven games.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran of India(HT photo)
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 05:31 PM IST
Orlando | ByPress Trust of India

Prajnesh enters semifinals of Cary Challenger

Prajnesh Gunneswaran of India
Updated on Nov 14, 2020 05:22 PM IST
Cary (USA) | ByPress Trust of India

Prajnesh crashes out in second round of French Open qualifiers

The other two Indians in the fray -- the country’s top singles player Sumit Nagal and Ramkumar Ramanathan -- bowed out in the first round of the qualifying event.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran of India(HT photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2020 09:21 PM IST
Paris | ByPress Trust of India

Ramkumar bows out of French Open qualifiers, Ankita to clash with Jovic

The Indian Davis Cupper, ranked 198, lost 5-7 2-6 to lower-ranked Lamasine in one hour and 27 minutes on Monday. The French is placed 268 on the ranking chart.

File image of Ramkumar Ramnathan.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 11:51 AM IST
Paris | ByPress Trust of India

Prajnesh advances, Nagal exits from French Open Qualifiers

Nagal had his chances in the second set as he was leading 3-0 but Brown did not let him continue with the momentum.

File image of Prajnesh.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 21, 2020 06:04 PM IST
Paris | ByPress Trust of India

US Open heartbreak for Prajnesh Gunneswaran despite long New York trip

The tournament’s organisers (USTA) did not hold qualifiers this year in a bid to reduce the number of people in their bio-secure bubble in New York and Gunneswaran’s compatriot Sumit Nagal was the last man to get a direct entry in the initial list.

India’s Prajnesh Gunneswaran in action during the match against Japan’s Tatsuma Ito in January(Reuters)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 06:55 PM IST

Prajnesh leaves for New York hoping for entry at US Open

The country’s second-highest ranked singles player will fly to New York hoping to take part in the US Open, starting on Monday, despite not making the cut in the initial entry list announced earlier this month.

File image of Prajnesh.(File)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 08:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByRutvick Mehta

Prajnesh hits court after coronavirus-induced hiatus

Like other sports, tennis has come to a grinding halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic with tournaments across the globe, including Wimbledon championships, being cancelled.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran of India in action against Yannik Maden of Germany at the TATA Open Maharashtra tournament held at Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 11:41 PM IST
Chennai | ByPress Trust of India

100 Hours 100 Stars: Tennis conversation in India will revolve around Sumit Nagal - Somdev Devvarman

100 Hours 100 Stars: Somdev also praised Ramkumar Ramanathan and Prajnesh Gunneswaran for their performances in the recent past and said that they will be instrumental in developing tennis in India over the next few years.

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind (R) confers the Padma Shri award to Somdev Kishore Devvarman.(AFP)
Updated on May 04, 2020 11:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Ramkumar pushes Cilic before defeat, Prajnesh bites dust, India trail 0-2 against Croatia

Playing against world number 37 and the 2014 US Open Champion, Ramkumar played fearless brand of tennis, forcing Cilic to play his best game.

India's Ramkumar Ramnathan(PTI)
Updated on Mar 07, 2020 09:17 AM IST
Zagreb | ByPress Trust of India

Leander Paes part of Indian Davis Cup team for Croatia tie

Leander Paes, who announced in January that he will be calling time on his 30-year professional career at the end of the 2020 season, is accompanied by fellow doubles veteran Rohan Bopanna in the team.

India's Leander Paes in action during the match against Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombia's Robert Farah.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 06, 2020 06:29 PM IST
New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Maharashtra Open: Fit Prajnesh Gunneswaran moves into second round

“I played my natural game today and am happy everything went off well and my wrist did not trouble me. I served nicely and used my forehand quite well,” said Gunneswaran.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran of India in action against Yannik Maden of Germany.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 04, 2020 11:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | ByJigar Hindocha

Prajnesh Gunneswaran looks to move past injuries in Olympic year

Injuries hampered Gunneswaran’s momentum in the latter half of 2019. In November, the Indian tennis player lost his father S. G. Prabhakaran, just three weeks before he was supposed to get married.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran during the 2020 Australian Open.(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 03, 2020 11:31 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Australian Open: Prajnesh Gunneswaran bills Novak Djokovic’s final against Dominic Thiem as battle between ‘old vs new’

While Djokovic eased past 20-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer to reach the summit clash, Thiem defeated Alexander Zverev 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4) to book a date against the Serbian in the final.

Djokovic will take on Thiem in the Australian Open final(HT Collage)
Updated on Feb 02, 2020 08:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByKaran Prashant Saxena

Divij Sharan advances, Bopanna knocked out of Australian Open

Sharan and Sitak got the better of the Portuguese-Spanish duo 6-4 7-5 in a thrilling one hour 28 minute encounter.

Divij Sharan of India(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 03:54 PM IST
Melbourne | ByPTI

No Djokovic encounter for Prajnesh, crashes out in opening round of Australian Open

Prajnesh Gunneswaran lost in straight sets 6-4 6-2 7-5 against Japanese wild card Tatsuma Ito, ranked 22 places below the Indian, in a rescheduled first round tie that lasted for two hours and one minute.

India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran looks on during the match against Frances Tiafoe.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 21, 2020 10:11 AM IST
Melbourne | ByPress Trust of India
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