Australian Open: Ernest Gublis romp past India’s Prajnesh in final of qualifying round

January 17, 2020

Lawn TennisAustralian Open

  • India’s top-ranked player Prajnesh Gunneswaran failed to make the main draw of the Australian Open men’s singles event after going down in straight sets to Ernests Gulbis of Latvia in the final round of the qualifiers on Friday.
  • The Indian, ranked 122nd in the world and seeded 17th in the qualifiers, lost 6-7, 2-6 to Gulbis in his final round qualifying match.
  • He had earlier defeated local wildcard Harry Bourchier and Germany’s Yannick Hanfmann. It was a close first set which went into tie-break, where Prajnesh faltered to hand early advantage to his opponent.

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