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Prajnesh shocks Shapovalov in Stuttgart

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Indian today earned the biggest win of his career by stunning world number 23 in the opening round of the ATP Mercedes Cup in

The left-handed Indian shocked the Canadian sixth seed 7-6(6) 2-6 6-3 in the opening round of the Euro 729,340 grass court event.

Prajnesh, who had won the decisive fifth rubber against Yibing Wu in tie against China, has been in good nick in the last few months, winning his maiden ATP Challenger tournament.

Two days back, he touched his career-best rank of 169 in singles. He next faces Argentina's world number 75 and may run into legendary in the quarter-finals.

The Indian have made their presence felt on the Tour with their big wins, of late.

had got the better of world number 12 in March at the Indian

In August 2017, Bhambri had beaten World No. 22 and Open defending champion Gael Monfils and in June 2017, Ramkumar Ramanathan had knocked out then world number eight Dominic Thiem, who ended as at recently concluded

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 17:20 IST
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