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Tata Open Maharashtra: Ramkumar Ramanathan Enters Main Draw

Ramkumar, who entered the draw as a wildcard, got the better of third seed Italian Mattia Bellucci 6-3 7-5 in one hour and 30 minutes.

Ramkumar had entered the tournament as a wild card.
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Indian tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan sailed into the main draw of the Tata Open Maharashtra but compatriot Yuki Bhambri failed to advance after losing his final qualifying match in Pune on Sunday. (More Tennis News)

Ramkumar, who entered the draw as a wild card, got the better of third seed Italian Mattia Bellucci 6-3 7-5 in one hour and 30 minutes.

Yuki, on the other hand, was dispatched by last year's semi-finalist, Sweden's Elias Ymer, 1-6 4-6 in an hour and 12 minutes.

Other Indians in the fray, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Sidharth Rawat and Aditya Balsekar had lost their first round of qualifying on Saturday.

South Asia's only ATP 250 event is being conducted by the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA) in association with the state government.

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