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DNMUM429794 | 1/12/2019 | Author : Rutvick Mehta | WC :696

India’s top-ranked singles player makes maiden Grand Slam entry aged 29 after rallying to win final qualifier

Mumbai: By his own admission, this was a long time coming for Prajnesh Gunneswaran.
Ever since turning professional in 2007, a chunk of the Chennai man’s tennis career has been taken away by injuries, and in the limited periods in which his body has managed to hold up, he has mostly flown under the radar.
On Friday, Prajnesh made his maiden entry into a Grand Slam at the age of 29, making the cut for the main draw of the Australian Open after winning his third and final qualifying match in Melbourne.
The 112th-ranked Prajnesh rallied to down Yosuke Watanuki of Japan 6-7(5) 6-4 6-4, and will face 20-year-old USA’s Frances Tiafoe -- currently ranked 39 in the world and one of the trickiest players on the Tour -- in t
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