India's Ramkumar Ramanathan advances in Australian Open qualifiers

Ramkumar had earlier edged out American Bradley Klahn 6-7 7-6 6-2 to set up a second-round clash against the Frenchman.

Published: 13th January 2018 05:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th January 2018 07:39 PM   |  A+A-

Ramanathan earned 48 points from the tournament, resultantly jumping 16 places up the ladder.

India's Ramkumar Ramanathan (File | PTI)

By PTI

MELBOURNE: Indian tennis star Ramkumar Ramanathan won his second round qualifying match in straight sets, beating France's Gleb Sakharov 6-4 7-6 (12) at the Australian Open qualifiers here today.

Ramkumar, seeded 28th, sealed the match by smashing an ace to advance to the third round. He made the best use of his serves, firing an impressive 17 aces in the tie that lasted close to two hours.

In the previous qulaifying game, Ramkumar, edged out American Bradley Klahn 6-7(8) 7-6(3) 6-2 to set up a second round clash against the Frenchman.

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