Prajnesh Gunneswaran qualify for Australian Open main draw as ‘lucky loser’January 18, 2020
- India No 1 Prajnesh Gunneswaran is all set to play his fifth straight Grand Slam as he reached the main draw of the Australian Open as a lucky loser on Saturday.
- The left-hander, who had lost in the final round of qualifying to Ernests Gulbis, got another chance after a number of withdrawals in the men’s singles draw. He will be the only Indian in the singles draw.
- Prajnesh will face Japan’s wildcard Tatsuma Ito in the first round, who at world No 145 is placed below the 122-ranked Indian. Ito had earned his entry at the Australian Open wildcard playoff in Asia during November last year.