Asian games 2018: Prajnesh gunneswaran settles for bronze in tennis

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Asian games 2018: Prajnesh gunneswaran settles for bronze in tennis

Prajnesh Gunneswaran settled for bronze in men's singles tennis event at Asian Games 2018 after he lost his semi-final match to Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin in Jakarta on Friday. Prajnesh became only the sixth India to win a men's singles medal at the Asian Games.Prajnesh, who is ranked 161st in the world, fought hard but went down 2-6, 2-6 to world No.75 Istomin in 86 minutes. Prajnesh was no match to the strength and power of Istomin.

Istomin not only held his serves with ease but broke Prajnesh twice in both the sets to comfortably take the win.
 
With Prajnesh's bronze, India's medals tally swelled up to 25 medals -- 6 gold, 5 silver and 14 bronze.
 

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