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Myneni gets final wild card for Bengaluru Open

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

was on Thursday awarded the final singles wild card for the USD 150,000 Bengaluru Open, which kicks off at KSLTA from Saturday with a qualifying event.

"We are happy to confirm the wild card to Saketh who has emerged as a revelation to Indian He has had a phenomenal jump in the rankings in the last few years and went on to represent in apart from a stellar performance in the Asian Games," said.

"The just got strengthened with Saketh's participation and I am sure the spectators will enjoy his booming serves," added Yajman.

Before Myneni, defending champion Sumit Nagal, 2017 National runner-up Suraj Prabodh, and local boy were given the wild cards for main draw.

"Firstly, a big congratulation to all the organisers for making the bigger than the previous year. It is one of the biggest challenger tournaments in and it will be a great opportunity for all the Indian players as well as fans," said Myneni.

"On a personal note, a big thank you to the organisers for believing in me and giving me a wild card to the main draw. I hope to utilise this opportunity and perform to the best of my abilities," Saketh said.

The lanky Vizag player, who won Arjuna Award last year, had made the doubles semifinal at the Shenzhen Challenger with partner

He is currently ranked 315 in singles on the ATP ranking list after starting the year outside top-600. He is ranked 213 in doubles.

"It is always exciting to play in our home country. I am looking forward to 2018," Myneni said.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 20:40 IST