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Prajnesh Gunneswaran at his Career’s Best after Winning the Bengaluru Open

The victory over Sakth Myneni in straight sets has increased Prajnesh’s chances of playing in the Australian Open.

This couldn’t have got better for Prajnesh Gunneswaran!

In one after the other achievements, Prajnesh became the top-ranked Indian player on Friday. Immediately after this, he clinched the Bengaluru Open after beating his counterpart Sakth Myneni 6-2, 6-2.

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Earlier, Prajnesh had made his spot in top-200 ranking in April. He had also won his 1st ever ATP Challenger title in May. With career’s best performance by this budding badminton star, Prajnesh might enter the main draw of the Australian Open, if he happens to win the Pune Challenger title too.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran vs Saketh Myneni

Prajnesh was in a full attacking mode against Saketh, right from the initial game and got an early break.

Saketh was serving way too many errors which often led to a tie. Prajnesh, much often, won the next point which put Saketh under pressure.

Prajnesh outplayed Saketh in an extremely powerful game performance.

Saketh failed to return back Prajnesh’s powerful returns, at many instances. There were no answers to Prajnesh’s laden groundstrokes.

Prajnesh is in the form of his life, targeting for something big, “I am looking forward to using the momentum and confidence from the tournament in Bengaluru as well as the rest of my season to try and do well.”

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Prajnesh also added, “I am playing my best tennis. I have had a good season so far and I am looking forward to finishing it strong.”

Saketh didn’t get such allowances against Prajnesh. “He didn’t let me crawl back into the match,” he said.

The sheer pace of Prajnesh’s shots didn’t allow him from making a comeback into the game.

Praising Prajnesh, Saketh said,  “He plays heavy, serves big and is a leftie. He’s playing with much more confidence and is getting more physical.”

Saketh will join Prajnesh in the main draw of the Pune Challenger, beginning on Monday.

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Prajnesh Gunneswaran is now all set for the KPIT-MSLTA Challenger that begins in Pune on Monday. He will be facing Taipei’s Tsun-Hua Yang in his opening round.

This triumph has pushed Prajnesh ahead of Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramanathan. He is also close to breaking into the Top-100.

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Bhawna Kothari
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