Bengaluru Open 2 Main Draw Unveiled

Max Purcell at the main draw ceremony (photo: Bengaluru Open)

BENGALURU/STARNBERG, February 12, 2022

The draw for the Bengaluru Open 2 has been made and World No. 138 Aleksandar Vukic leads the field of the ATP Challenger Tour 80 hard-court tournament, which will be held at the Karntaka State Lawn Tennis
Association (KSLTA) Tennis Stadium from February 14 to 20.

In a novel initiative by the KSLTA, four of the top Under-12 tennis players from Karnataka – Srishti Kiran and Aylin Miriyum (Under-12 Girls) and Sanjay Girish Kumar and Ishan Badami (Under-12 Boys) were the ‘chief guests’ of the draw ceremomy where they picked the coins for both the singles and doubles draw.

The 25-year-old Vukic has been drawn against India’s Prajnesh Gunneswaran in the opening round. Meanwhile, India’s new No.1 Ramkumar Ramanathan will be seeded seventh and has drawn Mathias Bourgue of France in his first encounter.

Frenchmen Hugo Grenier, ranked 158th and 161st-ranked Enzo Couacaud are seeded second and third respectively, while Italian Federico Gaio is seeded fourth. Vit Kopriva of the Czech Republic, Australian Max Purcell and Chun-hsin Tseng from Chinese Taipei bring up the rear of the seeds.

The qualifying rounds will be held on Sunday and Monday.


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