Stuttgart Open: Gunneswaran shocks World No. 23 Denis Shapovalov

Resham Gupta
Last Updated: Jun 13 2018 18:45

TENNIS- Indian world number 169 Prajnesh Gunneswaran stunned world number 23 Denis Shapovalov in the opening round of the Stuttgart Open tennis tournament on Wednesday by beating him 7-6(6), 2-6, 6-3.

The left handed Indian after registering the biggest win of his career will next face Argentina’s world number 75 Guido Pella and if everything goes okay, he might even face tennis legend Roger Federer in the quarter-finals.

Apart from him, India’s top singles player Yuki Bhambri had registered some big wins in recent months. He defeated world number 12 Lucas Pouille in March at the Indian Wells Masters and World No. 22 and Citi Open defending champion Gael Monfils in August 2017.