Leo Borg, son of legendary Bjorn Borg, handed a wildcard entry into the principle draw of the Bengaluru Open, ranging from February 20 on the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA) stadium.
Frenchman Lucas Pouille, a former top-10 participant who was anticipated to be an enormous attraction right here, has pulled out.
The singles foremost draw was introduced on Saturday, which featured Tseng Chun-Hsin, the 21-year-old World No 132 from Taipei, as the highest seed.
Tseng will open his marketing campaign in opposition to Ferreira Silva of Portugal on Monday whereas the 19-year-old Leo, presently World No 511 will likely be seen in motion in opposition to Taipei’s World No 200 Yu Hsiou Hsu.
Leo had entered the Round of 32 within the Chennai Open final week the place he misplaced to Serbia’s 19-year-old Hamad Medjedovic, a pupil of 22-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic. Medjedovic, too, will likely be seen in motion on day one of many Bengaluru Open, going through a Qualifier.
From an Indian perspective, two gamers will likely be seen in motion on the primary day of the principle draw. Sumit Nagal and Karnataka lad SD Prajwal Dev had been handed wildcard entry to the match.
Nagal will face Vietnamese participant Ly Hoang Nam whereas Prajwal will lock horns with one of many Qualifiers on Day one
James Duckworth of Australia, who was ranked as excessive as 47 in ATP, is seeded second within the Bengaluru Open. Duckworth had reached the quarterfinals of Chennai Open earlier than shedding to compatriot Max Purcell, who had received the 2022 Wimbledon doubles title with Matthew Ebden.
Seven Indians in Qualifiers from Sunday.
The Qualifiers will begin on the KSLTA Courts on Sunday (February 18). As many as 7 Indian gamers will characteristic within the Qualifiers.
Ramkumar Ramanathan and Prajnesh Gunneswaran would be the foremost points of interest of the Qualifiers. Prajnesh will face Zimbabwe’s Benjamin Lock, whereas Ramkumar will likely be up in opposition to Yasutaka Uchiyama of Japan.
Other than these two, Indian abilities reminiscent of M Ganesh, Dalwinder Singh, Okay Tyagi, M Sasikumar and Sidharth Rawat will vie for a spot in the principle draw.
ORDER OF PLAY (QUALIFIERS) – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2023
CENTER COURT Starts 11:00 am
Qualifying – [WC] M. Ganesh (IND) vs  C. Sanchez Jover (ESP)
Qualifying –  P. Gunneswaran (IND) vs B. Lock (ZIM)
Qualifying –  Y. Uchiyama (JPN) vs R. Ramanathan (IND)
Qualifying –  J. Clarke (GBR) vs [Alt] C. Sinclair (NMI)
COURT 1 Starts 11:00 am
Qualifying –  J. Jung (TPE) vs V. Orlov (UKR)
Qualifying – [WC] D. Singh (IND) vs  J. McCabe (AUS)
Qualifying –  N. Milojevic (SRB) vs [WC] Okay. Tyagi (IND)
Qualifying – A. Santillan (AUS) vs  A. Kachmazov
COURT 2 Starts 11:00 am
Qualifying – M. Sasikumar (IND) vs  A. Paulson (CZE)
Qualifying –  H. Moriya (JPN) vs [WC] S. Rawat (IND)
Qualifying – D. Palan (CZE) vs  G. Mpetshi Perricard (FRA)
Qualifying – D. Kelly (AUS) vs  Y. Chung (KOR)