The Indian left-hander could convert none of the eight break chances that came his way in an hour and 28 minute contest.
Prajnesh Gunneswaran, ranked 146, will now clash with Mikael Torpegaard, ranked 198, for a place in the summit clash.
Prajnesh Gunneswaran crashed out in the second round of the men's singles qualifiers of the French Open after losing in straight sets to Aleksandar Vukic.
The cut, right now, is at 129. Gunneswaran, who is World No 132, will make it into the main draw if there are three more withdrawals.
Slowly but surely, India’s tennis players are getting back on court after spending the last two-and-a-half months at home.
That’s when Prabhakaran intervened. His father asked him to give his body one final chance to keep his dream going.
Playing against world number 37 and the 2014 US Open Champion, Ramkumar played fearless brand of tennis, forcing Cilic to play his best game.
At the ongoing Bengaluru Open, none of the 11 players who managed to get into main draw qualified for the last eight stage.
As Paes walked into the stadium for his warm-up, minutes before his first-round doubles match, the spectators were on their feet, cheering the 18-time Grand Slam winner and Olympic medallist.
The Indian had started the match with a break of serve, but couldn’t consolidate. The error he rues the most is the smash at 30-40, 2-3 down.
A screaming forehand was followed by a roar of celebration as Prajnesh Gunneswaran recorded his first-ever win in a main draw at tour event at home.
It has been a tough few months for India’s top-ranked singles player Prajnesh Gunneswaran, who has had to play through injuries and bereavement.
With the only ATP event in India shifting from opening week of the year to the first week of February, it is for the first time since 2003 that the tournament will not feature a single player from the
Ramkumar Ramanathan today improved his career-best rank to 168 in singles, while Sania Mirza was unchanged at number seven in the doubles.
Davis Cup: Ramkumar Ramnathan wins but Prajnesh Gunneswaran bites dust, India win 4-1 against Uzbekistan
Ramkumar Ramnathan continued India's domination of the home tie by outclassing Sanjar Fayziev 6-3 6-2 in just 67 minutes.