In the second major upset of the day, Sidharth Rawat played aggressively to dispose of fifth seed Yannick Thivant of France 6-4 6-4.However, India's fourth seed Sasi Kumar Mukund fell 4-6, 6-6,  4-6 to Isa Mammetgulyyev, a wild Card from Turkmenistan.
   
Another Indian who advanced was left handed Prajnesh Gunneswaran, who demolished compatriot Manish Sureshkumar for the loss of just two games.
     
Qualifier S D Prajwal Dev got the better of Lucas Renard of Sweden 7-5 6-0 and Suraj R Prabodh got into his own after losing a set to get the better of qualifier Hardeep Singh Sandhu 4-6 6-2 6-1.
     
V M Ranjeet the sixth seed scored a routine straight set victory over Jajbir Saran 6-4 6-3, while P C Vignesh completed the line up for the second round when he outplayed Risyhabdev
Raman 6-4 6-2.
    
Results (first round singles): Sumit Nagal bt Timur Khabibun (Kaza) 6-2, 6-1, V Peranamallur bt Rishabdev 6-4, 6-2, Sidharth Rawat bt Yannicl Thivant (Fra) 6-4, 6-4, P Gunasekaran bt Manish Suresh Kumar 6-0, 6-2, V M Ranjeet bt Jajbir Saran 6-4, 6-3; Suraj R Prabhodh bt Hardip Singh Sandhu 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, S D Prajwal Dev bt Lucas Renard (Swe) 7-5, 6-0 and Isa Mammetgulyyev (TKM) bt S Mukund (Ind) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

Men’s Doubles (Q.F): Jeevan Nedunchezhian/Vijay Sundaqr Prasant bt Rashein Samuel/ Tejas Chakulkar 7-6(3),6-4; Niki Poonacha/Neeraj bt Suraj Pramod/S D Prajwal Dev 7-5, 6-2, Sriram Balaji/Arun Prakash Rajagopalan bt Ajai Selvaraj/Rishabhdev Raman 6-3, 6-7(2), 10-6; Lucas
Renard/Yannick Thivant bt Ayush Mintri/Digvijay Singh Mehta 6-3, 6-0.

 

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