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Australian Open: Prajnesh's first round match rescheduled

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Norma Godinho
January 20, 2020 16:54 IST

India's Prajnesh Gunneshwaran made the made draw of the Australian Open after qualifying as a lucky loser

IMAGE: India's Prajnesh Gunneshwaran made the made draw of the Australian Open after qualifying as a lucky loser. Photograph: Alex Pantling/Getty Images

India's top-ranked tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran's Australian Open first-round match against Japanese Tatsuma Ito has been rescheduled for Tuesday because of rain.

World No. 122 Prajnesh, who entered the main draw of the men's singles event as a lucky loser in the qualifiers, was scheduled to play Ito on Monday.

 

If Prajnesh beats 144- ranked Ito, he could face World No. 2 Novak Djokovic in the second round.

This is Prajnesh's fifth straight appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam having earlier played in the Wimbledon, French Open and the US Open due to his ranking.

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Norma Godinho© Copyright 2020 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
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