Prajnesh Gunneswaran has not yet thought of Pakistan
PARIS: India No.1 Prajnesh Gunneswaran He did not confirm his availability for the country. Davis cup Asia-Oceania Group 1 draw against Pakistan in Islamabad In September, stirring the pot of uncertainty. It has to do with your own situation, however, the injury problems that eroded your summer, instead of traveling across the border.
Gunneswaran, which ranks 94th in the world, dropped to 15thseed from Canada Milos Raonic In straight sets in his debut in Wimbledon. Raonic, the 2016 finalist, came through 7-6 (7-1), 6-4, 6-2, late on Monday. Shortly after the 29-year-old left court number 12, Gunneswaran talked about the game and his schedule for the rest of the summer that concludes with the US Open in September.
We have the option to go, Gunneswaran said about the Tennis Association of all India 's keenness to send a team to Pakistan for the September 14-15 feature. If India travels to Islamabad it will be for the first time since 1964, when India won 4-0 in Lahore. The next time the home and away format of the tournament was honored in this rivalry was when India hosted Pakistan in Mumbai in 2006.
I have not talked to anyone yet, it's something I have not thought about, he added, and said he will take a few days off before a training block in Frankfurt. He will play the court event in Newport before moving on to the hardcourts.
I have no problem playing in Pakistan, Gunneswaran said, before letting the question about the compromise slide.
Gunneswaran said his situation was a bit more complicated, especially with the Tokyo Olympics next year. Considering how many points I have to defend and that I could not do much in the summer because of my shoulder. Also, what are my goals, if my goal is to stay among the top 100 or go higher, then those two weeks can impact it.
Gunneswaran, however, brushed aside the different scenarios and all but committed to playing Davis cup in September. "At the end of the day, playing for the country is special and I want to do everything possible to be able to do that. If I was ranked No.4 or No.5 in India and I had been given this opportunity, I would've been jumping. Nothing should change being No.1"
Gunneswaran, who won his first match in two months last week in Antalya, has had problems with his shoulder during the summer.
I served above average, he said about his first round match against Raonic. I played a really good player in my first appearance here. I played well, I did not feel like I was at the French Open. I played quite horrible there, it was not competitive, I was in the game here, I had many opportunities and I did not convert them. If I want to be at this level, I have to beat guys like this, I have to go through them.