Prajnesh Gunneswaran
Prajnesh Gunneswaran
Prajnesh Gunneswaran
Prajnesh Gunneswaran
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Nicknames are Praj and Gunn.
    • Speaks English and Tamil.
    • Father, Prabhakharan; mother, Usha.
    • Started playing tennis at age 5. Credits his grandfather for passing down his love of tennis.
    • Trained in Pune and Bangalore between age of 12 and 16.
    • Moved to Barcelona, Spain at age 16.
    • Member of University of Tennessee tennis team for 1 season (2010).
    • Favourite shot is forehand, surface is hard and tournament is Los Cabos.
    • Lists London as his favourite city on tour.
    • Idol growing up was Patrick Rafter.
    • Also enjoys football. Favourite player is Cristiano Ronaldo and favourite team is Real Madrid.
    • Favourite superhero is Hulk, movie is Black Panther and TV show is Boston Legal.
    • Enjoys TV, video games, poker, board games and reading books from the Jack Reacher series.
    • Favourite actor is Hugh Jackman and favouritemusicians areColdplay and Avicii.
    • Lists his favourite foods as Indian, Chinese and Chipotle. Says sweets are his guilty pleasure.
    • Dream job is to be a professional gamer.
    • Lists "couch potato" as his secret talent.
    • Favourite subjects in school were English and History.
    • Says patience is his best quality and stubbornnessis his worst quality.
    • Trains at Alexander Waske Tennis-University inOffenbach, Germany.
    • Struggled with recurring knee fractures from 2010-15. Credits his family and fitnesscoach Christian Bosse with motivating him to continue his career.

    (UPDATED 30 JANUARY 2022)

    • Broke into Top 100, achieved career-high No. 75 and ended year as No. 1 Indian in 2019 after struggling with knee injuries and being unranked as recently as 2015.
    • Qualified at 2018 Stuttgart and defeated Shapovalov in ATP Tour debut as a 28-year-old, then went on to qualify at Atlanta, Los Cabos and Chengdu in 2018.
    • Also qualified at Australian Open, ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells and ATP Masters 1000 Miami in 2019.
    • Owns 95-80 Challenger record with titles at Anning and Bangalore in 2018.
    • Played primarily on ITF Futures Circuit as recently as March 2018, when he won his 8th Futures title atChandigarh.


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