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India’s star tennis player Prajnesh Gunneswaran defeated Britisher Jay Clarke in the second qualifying round of ATP-1000 tennis tournament at Miami by 6-4,6-4. This clears the way for the player to the main draw of the Miami Open. The 29-year-old Indian finished off the match in one hour 30 minutes of action. In the first set of the match, Prajnesh began his game on a very strong note against the British star as he broke Clarke’s serve in the very first game of the match and saved two break points.

While in the second set Prajnesh holding the command of the game weighed on Clarke and there was no looking back for him from then. Clarke somehow managed to save two break points but Prajnesh’s storm could not be stopped and he stole the game from the 20-year-old Britisher. Earlier this week, Prajnesh had reached to the third round of Indian Wells 2019 after which this is his second straight Masters main draw appearance. His efforts in Indian Wells 2019 at California Desert took him to career high ranking of 84.

The Indian will next take on Spanish veteran Jaume Munar in the first round of the main draw on Friday and if he clears the first round hurdle then he will play against Wimbledon runner up Kevin Anderson in the second one. The current top-ranked Indian tennis player had won bronze in men’s singles tennis event in 2018 Asian Games at Jakarta.