India’s top tennis player Yuki Bhambri was eliminated from the Busan Open on Thursday by China’s Zhang. After winning the Challenger title in Taiwan, the second seed, Yuki, suffered a 4-6, 3-6 loss to China’s 265th ranked player in his first tournament.
This is Bhambri’s first defeat against this opponent. This was the third match between India’s Yuki Bhambri and China’s Ze Zhang.
N. Sriram Balaji had to face defeat in the second round of the second phase of the Samarkand Challenger by the second-seeded A. Balázs. Balaji, who qualifies for the main draw, lost to his opponent from Hungary 6-7 (5), 6-7 (3). This match lasted 2 hours and 4 minutes.
With the defeat of N. Balaji, Indian challenge in men’s singles in the Samarkand Challenger Tournament has ended. India’s other player S. Mukund had already eliminated by Argentina’s M. Pena Lopez on Tuesday.
N. Balaji will now try his luck in the doubles, where he has paired with Vishnu Vardhan. Balaji and Vardhan will face the pair N. Milojevic and T. Gabashvili in quarterfinals on Friday.
India’s another doubles team N. Prashanth and S. Myneni will meet D, Istomin and M. Elgin in quarterfinals of Samarkand Challenger.
In the meantime, in the Heilbronn Challenger of Germany, India’s Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and his Austrian partner Tristan-Samuel Weissborn made it to the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Dustin Brown and Darian King.
But in the quarterfinals on Thursday, the pair lost the match against the Belgian pair of J. Vilegen and S. Gille.