US Open Qualifiers Result: Gunneswaran vs Eubanks: India’s No.1 tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran has lost Qualifier 2 to America’s Christopher Eubanks in straight sets. The match ended 6-3, 6-4 in favour of the American. Gunneswaran was the last player to bow out of the US Open after Sumit Nagal, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Ankita Raina. He had won the previous match against Braydon Schnur but couldn’t last against Eubanks.
Nagal lost 5-7 6-4 3-6 to Argentina’s Juan Pablo Ficovich while Ramkumar frittered away a one-set advantage to lose 6-4 6-7 (1) 4-6 to Russia’s Evgeny Donskoy.
US Open Qualifiers: Prajnesh Gunneswaran loses straight sets to Eubanks in Qualifier 2
US Open Qualifiers: Gunneswaran vs Eubanks: While Gunneswaran was looking to make his second appearance in the US Open main draws, Eubanks got 3rd time lucky. Among major honours, the 25-year-old American has won the ACC Player of the Year title twice.
Gunneswaran has played in the main draws of all four grand slams- Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open (2019). Now, he will look to raise his level at US Open and earn a bigger paycheck at the top-flight event.
• Prajnesh Gunneswaran is ranked 152 in the world while Eubanks is placed at 216th position.
• He has won 2 ATP challengers and 8 ITF titles in doubles. He also bagged bronze at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.
• Eubanks has played 6 Challengers and ITF Final in men’s singles and won 50 per cent of his matches.
• In 2021, Gunneswaran is quite successful in hard-court events. He has won 14 out of 27 matches. On the other hand, Eubanks is slightly ahead with 17 victories in 29 contests.
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(with PTI inputs)