Meanwhile, India’s Rohan Bopanna and his partner Denis Shapovalov bowed out of the doubles after a 6-4 1-6 8-10 defeat against Novak Djokovic and Fabio Fognini in the second round.
Indian Wells (US): Prajnesh Gunneswaran’s awesome keep running at the Indian Wells Masters reached an end following a straight set thrashing against enormous serving Ivo Karlovic even as the left-gave Indian is sure of repeating accomplishment at the huge stage reliably.
The Indian qualifier contended energetically before losing 3 6-7(4) to the tall Croat, who terminated 16 pros in the one hour and 13-minute challenge.
“It was hard to restore his huge serve. I got a few opportunities, I didn’t take them and that is basically what chosen the match,” Prajnesh, positioned 97, said as he couldn’t change over any of the two break possibilities.
It was Prajnesh’s lady appearance at an ATP Masters occasion and he sacked 61 positioning focuses with his terrific exertion, which will sling him to new vocation best position of 82.
“By and large, it was great run. I am certain I will most likely do this once more. Clearly the truth will surface eventually. Over some undefined time frame I ought to most likely convey such outcomes reliably. I don’t know whether it will dependably be at the Masters, or a 250 (competition) or a Grand Slam. I trust it occurs at the greater occasions”
“By the day’s end, If I am reliably contending with these players and discovering achievement then I am progressing nicely,” said the Chennai player, who earned a prize satchel of USD 48,775.
In the interim, India’s Rohan Bopanna and his accomplice Denis Shapovalov retired from the duplicates after a 6-4 1-6 8-10 rout against Novak Djokovic and Fabio Fognini in the second round.