Prajnesh Gunneswaran settles for bronze at Jakarta

Prajnesh Gunneswaran settles for bronze at Jakarta

Prajnesh Gunneswaran (born 12 November 1989) is an Indian Tennis player.  He has won 8 ITF titles in singles and 1 ITF title in doubles. He represented Indian Davis Cup Team in 2017 Davis Cup.

The 28-year-old from Chennai has steadily worked his way up the ranks through this year, from a Davis Cup thriller to his first Challenger title.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran settled for bronze in men’s singles tennis event at Asian Games 2018 after he lost his semi-final match to Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin.

Prajnesh became only the sixth Indian to win a men’s singles medal at the Asian Games.  Prajnesh, who is ranked 161st in the world, fought hard but went down 2-6, 2-6 to world No.75 Istomin in 86 minutes. Prajnesh was no match to the strength and power of Istomin.  Denis Istomin not only held his serves with ease but broke Prajnesh twice in both the sets to comfortably take the win.

Congratulations Prajnesh Gunneswaran on your success.

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Rohan Bopanna-Divij Sharan clinch gold in tennis doubles at Jakarta

Rohan Bopanna-Divij Sharan clinch gold in tennis doubles at Jakarta

Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan clinched another medal for  India at the Asian Games 2018 and the first one in tennis, winning the gold medal.

It was a solid start for Bopanna and Sharan! They had a hold comfortably before breaking their Kazakhi opponents to take a 2-0 lead in the first set.

Bopanna served out a love hold to clinch the first set 6-3 in just 25 minutes!  Bopanna and Sharan restored their lead in the second set to take a 4-3 lead in the men’s doubles final event.

The Indian top seeds attacked Aleksandr Bublik – Denis Yevseyey of Kazakhstan in the men’s double event, cruised to a 6-3,6-4 win in just 52 minutes.  The duo stayed compact and wasn’t shy of attacking right from the beginning.  In contrast, Bopanna and Sharan’s easy camaraderie shone through in the match and they displayed near-perfect on-court coordination.  Bopanna and Sharan, who were the top seeds in the event, played to their billing throughout the tournament.

Congratulations to duo top seeds for getting gold.

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Tennis player Ankita Raina bags bronze medal at Jakarta

Tennis player Ankita Raina bags bronze medal at Jakarta

Ankita Raina (born 11 January 1993) is an Indian tennis player, and the current Indian No. 1 in women’s singles.  Raina began playing tennis at age five and prefers hard and grass courts.

Anita Raina settled for a bronze medal at the Asian Games after losing to China’s Zhang Shuai in the women’s singles seminal in Palemang.  Ankita made an effort till the last but it is China’s Zhang Shuai who won the match in straight sets.   The highest-ranked Indian singles player was also struggling with illness after the first set but refused to give up and gave the Chinese world No. 32 a tough fight.   Ankita lost  4-6, 6-7 which lasted for 2 hours.

Congratulations Ankita Raina for getting the first medal for India in Tennis at the Asian games