Prajnesh Gunneswaran prevails over Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 6-3 6-4 in the 1st round in Salem Open on Sunday. Gunneswaran will fight against Benoit Paire in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

The set was pretty even as both sides managed to hold the serve. The only difference was 1 break that Prajnesh conquered in the 4th game (3-1) before winning the set (6-3).

Stebe lost the 4th game (3-1) when he had a strong 40-0 lead while on serve.

2nd set.

Similarly to the 1st set, the set was pretty even as both sides managed to hold the serve. The only difference was 1 break that the Indian conquered in the 9th game (5-4) before winning the set (6-4).

1st
Gunneswaran
Stebe
6-3
6
3
5
3
5
2
4
2
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
1
0
2nd
Gunneswaran
Stebe
6-4
6
4
5
4
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1

Statistics

At the end of the match, the Indian scored 64 points vs. Cedrik-Marcel’s 49 points.

Prajnesh served extremely well to win 83% of the points (29/35) behind his first serve, and he won 69% points (11/16) on his second serve. Prajnesh won this match even if he had a tough time in converting his break points as he converted only 40% (2/5). On the other side, Stebe wasn’t able to conquer any break point. That was one of the key issues for his defeat.

After this contest, the head to head between Gunneswaran and Stebe is 1-0 for Prajnesh.

Next Match: Prajnesh Gunneswaran vs. Benoit Paire – stats

Gunneswaran will compete against Paire in the 2nd round.

This will be the 2nd time that Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Benoit Paire play each other. The head to head is 1-0 for Gunneswaran (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they played each other, Gunneswaran won 7-65 6-4 in the 1st round in Indian wells back in March 2019.

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