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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Post by Sin Hombre » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:33 am

Well sameer clearly specified atp tour in his comment and women don't play there so a bit unnecessary social justicing in my opinion.

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Post by jayakris » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:42 am

rajitghosh wrote:
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Omkara wrote:
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Someone posted an interesting stat on twitter. Prajnesh is only the 8th Indian player to win an ATP main draw match since 2000.
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Of course most of them have gone on to win multiple matches at ATP level ( except Karan I think).
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Saketh? And change it to male player please. Quite a few women have won main draw matches on the WTA tour.
Saketh never had a win. Well, actually he did win the match, a top-50 win at a grand slam too, to boot, at the US Open R1 in 2016, before the ump took it away from him. But officially he has no ATP tour wins.

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Post by jayakris » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:46 am

jayakris wrote:
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Someone posted an interesting stat on twitter. Prajnesh is only the 8th Indian player to win an ATP main draw match since 2000.
It is misleading to say 2000. If I am not mistaken, we have had only the same 8 people in almost 25 years, to have won a round in an ATP. That is since 1993 July 5th when Ramesh Krishnan won his last match - R1 at Gstaad ATP against Pioline.
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If we go back to 1993, you have to add Mahesh Bhupathi, so that would make it 9.
Oh, I thought MB was in the list already. Yes, it is 9 guys in 25 years since RK who had a main draw win.

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Post by jayakris » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:52 am

By the way, is Prajnesh the best all-surface guy we have had in the modern era of about 25-30 years, since RK's fall?

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Post by PKBasu » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:11 am

Prajnesh is our best clay-cum-grass guy for a long time. Not sure yet how good he is on hard courts, since he hasn't really done as much on them (apart from the epic win at Tianjin).

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Post by knarayen » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:10 pm

So now after Stuttgart where does Prajnesh play next?

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Post by Rajiv » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:14 am

He might turn up for qualies at Halle or Queens and try his luck for the cut to drop.

But the most logical thing to do , would be to sign up for Ilkley qualies , Just like we saw in Surbiton where players ranked as high in their 60's & 70's played the qualies since they had missed out the signing deadline for the MD

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Post by PKBasu » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:02 am

Yes, Prajnesh has confirmed he is going to Ilkley next.
He is also working on and feels confident about his volleys, but is just not used to coming to the net under pressure. But he’s working on foraying to the net more often. Smart guy!

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Post by Sin Hombre » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:03 am

PKBasu wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:11 am
Prajnesh is our best clay-cum-grass guy for a long time. Not sure yet how good he is on hard courts, since he hasn't really done as much on them (apart from the epic win at Tianjin).
I wouldn't extrapolate from Stuttgart where he was playing like a baseliner.

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Post by sameerph » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:33 am

Prajnesh is at a new career high of 152 now. He has already moved up close to 100 spots from the start of the year. If he can avoid injuries he may be on track on getting to top 100 by end of the year.

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Re: Prajnesh Gunneswaran thread

Post by vatsal323 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:25 am

PKBasu wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:11 am
Prajnesh is our best clay-cum-grass guy for a long time. Not sure yet how good he is on hard courts, since he hasn't really done as much on them (apart from the epic win at Tianjin).
I think he's decent enough on hard courts. He's made a Challenger final on the surface(Pune 2016), beating the likes of Duckhee Lee, etc. Both Ram and Praj are all-surface players in my opinion. Yuki obviously being weak on clay, and Sumit being vulnerable on grass.

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