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Ramkumar a win away from Wimbledon main draw

June 23, 2021 22:16 IST
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India's Ramkumar Ramanathan defeated Argentina’s Tomas Martin in the penultimate round of the qualifier on Wednesday

IMAGE: India's Ramkumar Ramanathan defeated Argentina’s Tomas Martin in the penultimate round of the qualifier on Wednesday. Photograph: Mohamed Farag/Getty Images

India's Ramkumar Ramanathan is just win away from his maiden Grand Slam appearance after progressing to the final round of the Wimbledon qualifying tournament with a straight-set victory over Argentina’s Tomas Martin Etcheverry, in London, on Wednesday.

 

Ramkumar, who slipped out of the top-200 for lack of good results, won 6-3, 6-4.

The Indian Davis Cupper, now ranked 211, did not face a single break-point in the match and broke Etcheverry, ranked 204, twice in the second round match that lasted 59 minutes.

The 26-year-old now needs to beat Australia's 32nd seed Marc Polmans, ranked 152, to go through.

The closest he has come to qualifying for a major before this effort was in 2018 when he reached the third round of the Australian Open qualifier.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ankita Raina exited from qualifier earlier.

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