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Prajnesh Gunneswaran loses to Milos Raonic

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London, Jul 2: Indian tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran Monday crashed out of the Wimbledon Championships after going down in straight sets to world number 17 Milos Raonic of Canada.

This was his third main draw appearance at a slam and has yet to pick up a win.

World ranked 95, lost 6-7 (1) 4-6 2-6 to 15th seed Raonic. It was Prajnesh's third first round exit after losing in the opening round at both Australian Open and French Open.

Prajnesh fought hard in the opening set and after holding six games in his favour but dropped the first set in the tiebreak. Raonic converted the first of five set points to take it 7-6(1) in 42 minutes.

The 29-year-old was the only Indian in the singles main draw after Ramkumar Ramanathan and Ankita Raina bowed out after losing their respective second round qualifying matches. (UNI)