Prajnesh seeded fourth, to clash with Nedelko in opener
In-form Prajnesh Gunneswaran was on Saturday seeded fourth at the USD 150,000 Bengaluru Open, where he will open his campaign against Russia’s Ivan Nedelko. The left-handed Indian Davis Cupper is ranked 141st while Nedelko is ranked 123 places below him.
Radu Albot of Moldova, who is ranked No. 100, will be the top seed and will clash with a qualifier.
In an interesting first round contest, the finalists of the previous edition, defending champion Sumit Nagal and seventh seed Jay Clarke will clash against each other in their tournament-opener.
Nagal, who has been struggling for good results this season, has been awarded a wild card by the organisers. Argentinian Marco Trungelliti, who is ranked 121st, is seeded second.