Prajnesh Gunneswaran loses to Ernests Gulbis but not out of the Australian Open yet

Indian No.1 Prajnesh Gunneswaran lost to former top-10 player and French Open Semi finalist – Ernests Gulbis in straight sets 67 26 in the final qualification round.

Prajnesh started the match on a great note but after a verbal altercation with Gulbis, he seemed to have lost concentration and from then, it was a downward spiral for the Indian.

Though Prajnesh lost, he is still not out of the tournament. As 3 players have withdrawn from the main draw, 5 highest ranked losers from the final qualifying round will be put into a draw to select 3 lucky losers. Prajnesh will be one of the five in the lucky loser draw.

This draw will be done after all the qualifying matches are completed on Saturday.

Score

[Q3] Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND, 122) l. Ernests Gulbis (EST, 254) 67 26

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