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Ramkumar Ramanathan Secures Wild Card for Bengaluru Open

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The second-ranked player in India, Ramkumar Ramanathan, was given a wild card entry on Saturday into the Bengaluru Open singles main draw, which begins on February 12. Having lost in the opening round of the current Chennai ATP Challenger, Ramkumar, who led India in the most recent Davis Cup match against Pakistan, will have an opportunity to perform well at home. On the ATP Challenger circuit, Ramkumar has advanced seven times to the singles final; in November 2021, he won his only championship in Manama, Bahrain.

It’s interesting to remember that two years ago, Ramkumar and fellow countryman Saketh Myneni won their seventh and final doubles Challenger titles in Bengaluru.

“I am overjoyed and deeply appreciative that Bengaluru Open has awarded me the wild card for the singles main draw. I am excited for the competition. For me, Bengaluru has always been a joyful place to hunt, and I have many memorable experiences there.

“I would like to express my gratitude to the entire organization for their trust.” Allow the victorious player to emerge victorious. “I will give it my all,” Ramkumar, who was ranked 459, declared.

For Ramkumar, who advanced through the Qualifiers to the Nonthaburi event in January, the Bengaluru Open will mark his third Challenger tournament this season.

“Ramkumar is a terrific talent and played a crucial role in ensuring India’s victory in Davis Cup Tie against Pakistan recently. He recently Won two ITF M25 World Tennis Tour events in Karnataka on his comeback and we are proud to have him in the Main draw of the Bengaluru Open which he totally deserves. His wild card makes the Indian presence stronger and we wish him the best,” Tournament Director Sunil Yajaman said.

The organisers have also awarded wild card entries to Prajwal Dev and his partner Siddhant Banthia in the doubles main draw along with the team of Manish Sureshkumar and Sai Karteek Reddy.

“We have also decided to give wild card entries to two Indian pairs in our endeavour to support the country’s players,” Yajaman added.

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