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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Postby PKBasu » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:32 am

Interesting (and correct) decision to play a Challenger rather than pick up easier points in the low-level India Futures.

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Postby Rajiv » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:26 am

And he makes a good start with a straight sets win over the Filipino 7-5 ,6-4

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Postby sameerph » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:55 pm

Yes, decent start playing after some time.

At $50K(+H) Kyoto Challenger, Japan

[Q1] (5) GUNNESWARAN, Prajnesh (IND,319) d. GONZALES, Ruben (PHI,922) 75 64

Next,

[Q2] (5) GUNNESWARAN, Prajnesh (IND,319) vs. WATANUKI, Yusuke (JPN,778)

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Postby Rajiv » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:10 am

The winning scoreline keeps getting better , prevails 6-2 , 6-4 , over his Japanese opponent

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Postby sameerph » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:10 am

Yes, good to see him slowly getting into groove. These Japanese indoor courts can take some time getting used to.

He faces a tough one next up.

At $50K(+H) Kyoto Challenger, Japan

[Q2] (5) GUNNESWARAN, Prajnesh (IND,319) d. WATANUKI, Yusuke (JPN,778) 62 64

Next,

[Q3] (5) GUNNESWARAN, Prajnesh (IND,319) vs. (1) Lloyd HARRIS (RSA,294)

The South African seems a consistent performer who has won a string of futures last year. So, Prajnesh will have to play at his best.

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Postby bujilover » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:32 pm

Besides, Lloyd Harris served 26 aces in his last 2 Qualifying round matches, looks like a tough challenge indeed. Prajnesh has to be at his best :goodluck:

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Postby Rajiv » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:03 am

A straight sets loss 4-6, 6-7 , to the Top seed. and watched the match , as the South African totally dominated with his power play for which Pragnesh had no answers and was all at sea against the constant bombardment.

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Postby sameerph » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:08 am

I watched the end of the match. Prajnesh was 4-1 up in the tie break and should not have given up that advantage. Also tried a drop shot when mp down and put it in the net.

The court looked ultra fast though and would have favoured a bigger server.

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Postby Saniapower » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:54 pm

He is very poor at the net and when going get tough he becomes clueless and very error prone.

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Postby Abish arul » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:11 am

He hardly plays doubles that's why

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Postby sameerph » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:33 pm

Rajiv wrote:A straight sets loss 4-6, 6-7 , to the Top seed. and watched the match , as the South African totally dominated with his power play for which Pragnesh had no answers and was all at sea against the constant bombardment.


The South African has upset the top seed Sunita and reached the SF.So, he seems to be good indeed.

Prajnesh is not in qualies draw at Yoklohoma next week. I wonder why he came back after just 1 week.

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Postby IndianTennisFan » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:54 pm

He got a wild card into qualifying for the Dubai ATP500 !

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Postby bujilover » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:58 pm

Yep! And he plays 6th seed Marius Copil in Round 1. Not an easy match. :goodluck:

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Postby sameerph » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:18 pm

Prajnesh lost in first round of qualifying easily.

Jeevan won the first round of doubles qualies and our 2 more pairs are in doubles main draw. So, let us open a thread for that.

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Postby sameerph » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:48 am

Prajnesh is at a new career high ranking of 276 this week. He has already earned 5 points for this week by qualifying into $150K(+H) Anning Challenger. So, he will go up further in next week's rankings.

In fact there seems to be a close tussle as of now for India #1 between RamK and Prajnesh. RamK is now ranked 264 with 192 points and Prajnesh now at 188 points after adding this weeks's points. If Prajnesh wins R1 at Anning and RamK loses in Tallahassee, Prajnesh will overtake RamK as India #1. Yuki is close third at 285 with of course much lower number of tournaments played.


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