US Open 2021: Indians fail to impress in qualifiers
The US Open 2021 gets underway from August 30, as the qualifiers for the same are underway. However, the Indians have failed to come up with satisfactory performance.
The Indian tennis stars are taking part in the 2021 US Open qualifiers. However, they have failed to achieve adequate performance, failing to move into the main round.
Among men, Sumit Nagal and Ramkumar Ramanathan lost in the opening singles match of the Qualifiers. Nagal fell to Juan Pablo Ficovich of Argentina 5-7, 6-4, 3-6 on Tuesday, as the match lasted two hours and 22 minutes.
Nagal had qualified for the main round of the 2021 Australian Open, where he lost in the opening round. While he failed to secure qualification in the French Open, an unknown injury forced him to miss the Wimbledon.
As for Ramanathan, he was defeated by Evgeny Donskoy of Russia 6-4, 6-7(1), 4-6, while the match lasted two hours and 35 minutes. Since 2014, it was his 21st attempt to qualify in the main round of a Grand Slam.
Meanwhile, Prajnesh Guneswaran remains the only Indian in contention to qualify in the singles. He would be up against Brayden Schnur of Canada.
Earlier, in the women's singles, Ankita Raina, too, suffered a defeat in the opening round of the same. She was outplayed by Jamie Loeb of the United States of America 3-6, 6-2, 4-6.
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