Ramkumar Ramanathan will face Taiwanese tennis player, Wu Tung-lin in the second round of the Australian Open qualifiers. The Indian is ranked 188th in the ATP Rankings, whereas Wu Tung-lin is ranked just inside the top 250 on the 247th place.
- Date: 12th January, 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open Qualifiers
- Fixture: Ramkumar Ramanathan vs Wu Tung-lin
- Round: Second Round
- Venue: Dubai, UAE
- Category: Grandslam
- Surface: Outdoor Hard-Court
Ramkumar Ramanathan vs Wu Tung-lin: Match Preview
Ramkumar Ramanathan registered an impressive victory over the Argentinian, Facundo Bagnis in the first round of the Australian Open qualifiers. The Indian defeated tenth seed, Bagnis in two hard fought sets, winning 7-6,7-5. Prior to the Australian Open qualifying rounds, Ramkumar last played at the Challenger Orlando where he lost in teh first round to Nick Chappell in straight sets.
Wu Tung-lin defeated Jay Clarke in straight sets in the first round of the Australian Open qualifiers. Tung-lin dropped just six game en-route to his victory. Like Ramkumar Ramanathan, the Taiwanese last played at the Challenger Orlando where he lost in the second round to another Indian, Prajnesh Gunneswaran after giving a walkover in the final set.
Ramkumar Ramanathan vs Wu Tung-lin: Head-to-Head
The duo have met just once in the past at the 2019 Shenzhen Challenger. Tung-lin won that encounter in straight sets and leads the head to head record 1-0.
Ramkumar Ramanathan vs Wu Tung-lin: Match Prediction
The second round clash between the two players will be close call. The match is expected to be decided by a three set affair and can go either way. The Indian has played much more tennis than his opponent since the past year. Tung-lin has suffered from several injuries which kept him out of the majority of 2020 season. Ramanathan’s best performance came at the Challenger Eckental last year where he finished as the runner-up. The Indian just gets the edge in this encounter due to the amount of tennis he has played in the past year, which will give him a lot of confidence.
Match Prediction: Ramkumar Ramanathan to defeat Wu Tung-lin in three sets.