It may sound strange, but Zain Khan, the eighth seed of the US, will start as a favorite in the $ 15,000 ITF men's tennis tournament to be played at the Deccan Gymkhana from Tuesday.
The 19-year-old Zen has dropped just one set while winning back-to-back titles in the last two tournaments in Lucknow and Indore.
Siddharth Rawat will try to do better as he has the honor of being the top seed. Manish Sureshkumar and newly crowned national champion Arjun Kadhe are in sixth and seventh position respectively.
This should be another opportunity for Indian sportspersons to capitalize on international events that take place at home after the epidemic.
In the final qualifying round, Faisal Qamar defeated top seed Anirudh Chandrasekar 6-4, 3-6. [17-15].
He is in the main draw Ishaq Iqbal, Paras Dahiya, V.M. Among Indians, Ranjit, Vijay Sunnar Prashant and Suraj Prabodh.
Seedbed: 1. Siddharth Rawat, 2. Simon Carr (Eral), 3. Adan Machag (GBR), 4. Oliver Crawford (US), 5. Jonathan Mridha, 6. Manish Sureshkumar, 7. Arun Kadam, 8. Zain Khan (US )) Belongs to.
Results: Singles Singles (Second and Final Round): Faisal Qamar BT Anirudh Chandrasekar 6-4, 3-6, [17-15]; Ishaq Iqbal BT Chandril Sood 6-3, 6-2; Omni Kumar (US) bt Digvijay Pratap Singh 7-6 (1), 7-5; Henry Patton (GBR) bt Leonardo Ketani (ita) 6–2, 6–4; Paras Dahiya bt George Botzen (RAW) 6–2, 6–3; V. M. Ranjit bt Rishi Reddy 7-5, 2-6, [10-4]; Vijay Sundar Pacific BT Preston Brown (US) 6-2, 6-1; Suraj Prabodh bt Muthu Aditya Senthilkumar 6-2, 6-2.