ORLANDO: Early breaks pegging him again in each the units, Prajnesh Gunneswaran ended runner-up on the Orlando Open, dropping the summit conflict of the ATP Challenger occasion to American Brandon Nakashima on Sunday.
Prajnesh didn’t have the required energy in his strokes to harm the American, dropping 3-6, 4-6 in the USD 52,080 arduous courtroom match.
The Indian left-hander might convert none of the eight break possibilities that got here his manner in an hour and 28 minute contest.
It is Prajnesh’s second straight runner-up finish. He had reached the final on the Cary Challenger final week.
The outcome will assist Prajnesh transfer as much as 128 from 137. He has already locked the India primary rank together with his Orlando present.
Serving at 2-3, 30-all, Prajnesh buried a forehand to the web to be down a break level however saved it with an ace.
Another forehand error by Prajnesh gave Nakaksima one other likelihood however the Indian saved that too with a nicely set-up winner.
However, Nakashima’s sturdy floor-strokes introduced him one other likelihood and this time Prajnesh couldn’t save, sending a backhand over the baseline.
An simple maintain put the American forward 5-2. He returned to serve out the set with none fuss.
In the third sport of the second set, Prajnesh dropped serve and squandered two break possibilities in the subsequent sport to let 19-12 months-outdated Nakashima run away together with his maiden Challenger stage singles trophy.