After a great start in the first set, Indian No. 2 Prajnesh Gunneswaran lost the steam to lose out in a 3-setter to the No. 1 seed Denis Kudla of USA with a scoreline of 63 36 06 at the ATP Challenger Atlantic Tire Championships in Cary, North Carolina. This capped off a great week for Prajnesh who had scored wins over the likes of former top-10 player Jack Sock and former World No. 21 Thomaz Bellucci in the earlier rounds.

The Indian No. 2 will rise up to a ranking of World No. 137 in the newly released rankings. Prajnesh will play next at the ATP Challenger in Orlando, Florida scheduled for this week.


[R1] (4) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,146) d. Peter Polansky (CAN,213) 62 62
[R2] (4) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,146) d. Jack Sock (USA,253) 67(3) 62 76(5)
[QF] (4) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,146) d. Thomaz Belluci (BRA,297) 36 75 76(5)
[SF] (4) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,146) d. Mikael Torpegaard (DEN,198) walkover
[F] (4) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND,146) l. (2) Denis Kudla (USA, 124) 63 36 06

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