India’s top singles player Prajnesh Gunneswaran stunned world number 67, John Millman, beginning his campaign at the ATP Los Kabos event with a bang . The Indian left-hander ranked 90 in the world, beat his Australian rival 6-4 1-6 6-2 in one hour and 49 minutes on Monday night. Also Read - Novak Djokovic Equals Roger Federer's Record For Most Weeks as World No.1 at ATP Rankings
There were plenty of chances that came Prajnesh’s way and he utilised five of the 16 breakpoints he earned. He also saved three of the seven chances on his own serve. Also Read - Tennis | Sania Mirza Returns to WTA Circuit With a Win in Qatar Open
Next up for Prajnesh could be world number 28 Taylor Fritz, who recently won his maiden ATP Tour title in Eastbourne on grass. Also Read - Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic Beats Daniil Medvedev For Record-Extending Ninth Title at Melbourne Park, Wins 18th Grand Slams Title Overall
The 21-year old American is up against German qualifier Dominik Koeofer.
In the doubles, the Indian pair of Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja lost their first round 3-6 3-6 to Lucas Pouille and Gregoire Barrere.
Divij Sharan and Jonathan Erlich will open their campaign against fourth seeds Ben McLachlan and John-Patrick Smith.