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Ramkumar loses in first round of US Open qualifiers

August 25, 2016 16:55 IST

Ramkumar RamanathanRamkumar Ramanathan failed to make it to the main draw of a Grand Slam yet after losing in the first round of the US Open qualifiers, in New York, on Wednesday.

The Indian youngster was beaten 5-7, 1-6 by Italian Alessandro Giannessi in 76 minutes.

After putting up a good fight in the first set, the 21-year-old Indian was all at sea against the Italian in the second as he dropped service thrice.

Saketh Myneni is other Indian left in the draw.

He will meet 22-year-old Mitchell Krueger of the United States in the second round.

IMAGE: Ramkumar Ramanathan

Photograph: PTI




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