Ramkumar Ramanathan’s bid to qualify for his maiden Grand Slam singles fundamental draw fell flat after his straight set defeat in opposition to French wild card Tristan Lamasine within the French Open, right here.
The Indian Davis Cupper, ranked 198, misplaced 5-7 2-6 to lower-ranked Lamasine in a single hour and 27 minutes on Monday. The French is positioned 268 on the rating chart.
The 25-year-old Ramkumar was profligate as he squandered as many as seven of the eight breakpoints he earned. He misplaced his serve 4 instances within the first round contest.
Country’s prime singles player Sumit Nagal has already exited and now Prajnesh Gunneswaran is the lone Indian left within the males’s singles qualifying occasion.Ramkumar has been making an attempt to crack the Grand Slam fundamental attracts since 2015 however has not succeeded but. Making the third round on the Australian Open qualifiers in 2018 has been his greatest effort up to now.
In the ladies’s singles qualifiers, Ankita Raina, ranked 176, will open her campaign in opposition to Serbian player Jovana Jovic, ranked 234.