Early breaks pegging him again in each the units, Prajnesh Gunneswaran ended runner-up on the Orlando Open, shedding the summit conflict of the ATP Challenger occasion to American Brandon Nakashima, right here on Sunday. Prajnesh didn’t have the required energy in his strokes to harm the American, shedding 3-6 4-6 in the USD 52,080 laborious court docket event.
The Indian left-hander might convert not one of the eight break possibilities that got here his method in an hour and 28 minute contest. It is Prajnesh’s second straight runner-up finish. He had reached the final on the Cary Challenger final week.
The end result will assist Prajnesh transfer as much as 128 from 137. He has already locked the India primary rank together with his Orlando present. Serving at 2-3, 30-all, Prajnesh buried a forehand to the online to be down a break level however saved it with an ace.
Another forehand error by Prajnesh gave Nakaksima one other probability however the Indian saved that too with a nicely set-up winner. However, Nakashima’s sturdy ground-strokes introduced him one other probability and this time Prajnesh couldn’t save, sending a backhand over the baseline.
An straightforward maintain put the American forward 5-2. He returned to serve out the set with none fuss.
In the third sport of the second set, Prajnesh dropped serve and squandered two break possibilities in the following sport to let 19-year-old Nakashima run away together with his maiden Challenger stage singles trophy. PTI AT KHS KHS