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 - Australian Open 2022: Andy Murray Given Wildcard Invite For 'Fighting Spirit'
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: Rafael Nadal Tests COVID-19 Positive After Returning From Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, Australian Open 2022 Participation in Doubt
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 - Novak Djokovic Agrees to Play in Australian Open 2022, Named in Main Draw List; No Serena Williams
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.