Vignesh in last 8

Vignesh in last 8

Vignesh broke him in the seventh and the ninth games to go up a set.Gajjar, serving strong and with a big forehand, came back strongly in the second set to lead 4-2 but dropped his serve immediately to even things out. He then dropped his serve in the 12th game to lose the set and the match after nearly a two-hour battle.

In contrast, top seed Yuki Bhambri had it easy against Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash, beating him 6-2, 6-1. In other second round matches, seventh-seeded Vijayant Malik defeated Vignesh Veerabadran 6-3, 6-2 while fourth-seeded N Vijay Sundar Prashanth dispatched Ashwin Vijayragavan 6-1, 6-4.

Third seed  Ranjit Virali Murugesan brushed aside Sweden’s Lucas Renard 6-2, 6-3 to enter the last eight.

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