Ramkumar a win away from Wimbledon main draw

India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan is just win away from his maiden Grand Slam appearance after progressing to the final round of the Wimbledon qualifying tournament with a straight-set victory over Argentina’s Tomas Martin Etcheverry, in London, on Wednesday.

Ramkumar, who slipped out of the top-200 for lack of good results, won 6-3, 6-4.

The Indian Davis Cupper, now ranked 211, did not face a single break-point in the match and broke Etcheverry, ranked 204, twice in the second round match that lasted 59 minutes.

The 26-year-old now needs to beat Australia’s 32nd seed Marc Polmans, ranked 152, to go through.

The closest he has come to qualifying for a major before this effort was in 2018 when he reached the third round of the Australian Open qualifier.

Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ankita Raina exited from qualifier earlier.

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