PTI | Updated: Jun 25, 2018, 23:13 IST
NEW DELHI: Indian Davis Cupper Ramkumar Ramanathan, in-form Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Sumit Nagal- all crashed out of the Wimbledon Qualifiers, losing their first rounds in London on Monday.
Ramanathan, who is seeded 15th in the Qualifiers, lost 3-6 4-6 to Italian Simone Bolleli, while 239th ranked Sumit Nagal, who is going through a rough patch, suffered his eighth straight first round defeat when he was thrashed 2-6 0-6 by Poland’s Kamil Majchrzak, ranked 192.
Prajnesh, who is in the form of his life, also could not play to his potential due to an abdominal strain, losing 1-6 4-6 to Germany’s Tobias Kamke.
Interestingly, the Indian left-hander had lost to Kamke, ranked 228 as compared to 165 of Prajnesh, at the Australian Open qualifying also at the same stage.
“I just could not serve due to abdominal strain,” a dejected Prajnesh told PTI from London.
Meanwhile in the ladies singles Qualifiers, Ankita Raina got an easy opening round against local girl Maia Lumsden, ranked a low 422.