India’s singles gamers but once more did not cross the qualifying hurdle on the Grand Slam stage as each Ramkumar Ramanathan and Yuki Bhambri exited the Wimbledon championships with first spherical defeats.
Bhambri misplaced to prime seed from Spain Bernabe Zapata Miralles 5-7 1-6 whereas Ramkumar fell 5-7 4-6 to Czech Republic’s Vit Kopriva on Monday evening.
The 29-year-old Bhambri obtained off a flying begin as he obtained an early break within the opening set and, at one level, was main 5-3.
Nevertheless, regardless of Bhambri being an advantageous place squandered two set factors and it was Miralles who took the lead.
The second set, nevertheless, was a colorless affair and Bhambri was eradicated from the grass courtroom occasion.
Ramanathan, however, India’s no.1 ranked tennis participant, took on the nineteenth seed Kopriva, and the script turned out to be one thing comparable.
The 27-year-old Ramanathan, because of his aces and winners, seemed snug however misplaced steam quickly after to lose the opening set.
He made a determined try to carry issues at stage and even led 3-1 lead within the second however Kopriva bagged 4 video games on the trot to regain management over the proceedings.
With each Bhambri and Ramanathan bowing out, Sania Mirza, who’s in her final yr on tour, stays the one Indian confirmed to play at SW19 this yr.
The 35-year-old former double’s world primary will is all set to function within the girls’s doube draw alongside her associate Lucie Hradecka of Czech Republic.
Rohan Bopanna has determined to not play this occasion since ATP just isn’t providing factors this yr as Russian and Belarusian gamers have been banned from competing by the organisers within the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.