Prajnesh Gunneswaran reeled off seven video games in a row earlier than his opponent Tung-Lin Wu retired within the decider because the Indian tennis participant entered the quarterfinals of the Orlando Challenger occasion, right here.
The fourth seed Prajnesh was main 5-7 7-5 2-0 when Wu opted out of the second spherical contest that had already spanned two hours half-hour.
Prajnesh was trailing 5-7 2-5 at one stage and the Taipei participant was serving for the match however the Indian stored his nerves and compelled a decider within the USD 52,080 onerous court docket event by successful the subsequent seven video games.
Prajnesh, ranked 137, had reached the ultimate of the Cary Challenger final week and has carried his good type into this occasion.
It was third assembly between the 2 gamers. Prajnesh had crushed Wu on the Jinan Challenger occasion final 12 months however gave him a walkover in Liuzhou.
He’ll now face Kazkhastan’s Dmitry Popko, ranked 172.
Ramkumar Ramanathan had made a primary spherical exit after shedding 3-6 4-6 to native fortunate loser Nick Chappell. It was his second consecutive first-round defeat after ending runner-up on the Eckental Challenger.