Tennis | Will try to use my good form against Italy in Davis Cup, says Prajnesh Gunneswaran

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Tennis | Will try to use my good form against Italy in Davis Cup, says Prajnesh Gunneswaran

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SportsCafe Desk

01/29/2019

Prajnesh Gunneswaran has stated that in the past few months he has seen a good run and added that he would like to use his rhythm to do well against India’s Davis Cup opponents Italy. India and Italy will face each other on February 1 and 2 at the Calcutta South Club in Kolkata.

The Indian Tennis team will take on their counterpart from Italy in a series of encounters in both the singles and doubles category at the Calcutta South Club for the Davis Cup. The event is scheduled to take place on February 1st and 2nd on a grass court. India’s top singles player Prajnesh Gunneswaran has stressed that he would utilize his recent form to fetch a victory for India.

"I've had enough tournaments over the last couple of years and I've had a very good run in the last six months so I'm looking forward to using the momentum and trying to do as well as possible here," Prajnesh told IANS.

Prajnesh’s career has been regularly hampered by injuries. Even as recently as 2017 he had to sit out of the court for months due to a knee injury. He too stated that he was never a bad player and it was those injuries which hampered the growth of his career.

"The fact is that I was injured and I had already been, I wasn't too bad before that as well. So I just think it was unfortunate that I could not get to this level earlier," Prajnesh said when asked about him being a late bloomer.

Prajnesh recently rose to his career best ranking of 102 on the back of his first Grand Slam appearance at the Australian Open. He also shared that the change in Davis Cup format from five sets to three sets does not mean much even though he suggested that five sets can be physically taxing.

"It doesn't really matter to me to be honest. it's a bit more physical if we play five sets best of three and anything can happen and it's in two days and not three days so I don't really see too much of a difference."

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