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.