India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan saved 4 match factors in a marathon five-setter towards Marc Polmans but a Grand Slam main draw eluded him yet again as he lost the ultimate qualifying spherical on the Wimbledon championships, right here on Thursday.
Showing nerves of metal, Ramkumar saved one match level after one other but finally lost 3-6 6-3 6-7(2) 6-3 September 11 to his Australian rival after battling his coronary heart out in a 3 hour and 30-minute contest.
In the present era of Indian males’s participant, Ramkumar is the one one who has not yet competed in a tennis main.
Even Sumit Nagal, who began his career method after Ramkumar, now stays in competition to compete at Grand Slam occasions.
It was Ramkumar’s twenty first try to qualify for a tennis main since 2015.
Ramkumar was down a set and a break when he started to battle higher and finally clawed his method again into the match.
He had a number of alternatives to break his rival within the third set but squandered all. However, he saved on preventing and made yet one other recovery by racing to a 3-0 lead within the fourth set.
The Indian succeeded in pushing the competition to the deciding fifth set during which he was in peril of getting damaged within the fourth sport but managed to maintain.
He was down a match level whereas serving at 4-5 but held his nerves to survive. Again, he confronted three extra match factors in sport 12 but saved all to stretch the competition.
Eventually, the Australian managed to break his tenacious rival within the twentieth sport and booked his ticket for subsequent week’s motion.
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