Final Up to date: October 05, 2022, 00:54 IST
India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan, who got here by the qualifying rounds, stumbled on the first hurdle in the primary draw, shedding to Japan’s Rio Noguchi in a hard-fought three-setter within the first spherical right here on Tuesday.
Ramkumar fought again fantastically after shedding the primary set and gained the third and took the issues to the tiebreaker within the decider however misplaced steam and went down 4-6, 6-3, 6-7(1).
The Indian star fired 9 aces as in comparison with one by the Japanese however total may handle to fireside in solely 52 per cent first function in comparison with 71 per cent by Noguchi. He saved 4 out of six break factors whereas the Japanese saved 5 out of seven.
The 27-year-old Chennai-born Ramkumar, ranked 297 within the World Rankings, couldn’t capitalise on his probabilities as he went all the way down to the 23-year-old Noguchi, who’s ranked 291.
Ramkumar had certified for the primary draw by beating Elias Yiner of Sweden 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 within the second qualifying spherical. He had overcome Japan’s Ryota Tanuma in straight units within the first qualifying spherical.
Ramkumar remains to be within the fray within the doubles competitors as he’ll associate Australia’s Alexei Popyrin in the primary draw. They may tackle second seeds Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell within the first spherical.