Australian Open 2018: Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan pick up hard-fought wins to advance in qualifiers

Melbourne: India's top singles players Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramanathan came from behind to win their respective matches at the Australian Open qualifiers but it was end of the road for Sumit Nagal and Prajnesh Gunneswaran.

File image of Yuki Bhambri. Image courtesy: Twitter @KPITChallenger

File image of Yuki Bhambri. Image courtesy: Twitter @KPITChallenger

Bhambri, seeded 15th, overcame Canada's Brayden Schnur 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the opening round and will next take on Spain's Carlos Taberner.

Ramkumar, seeded 28th, edged out American Bradley Klahn 6-7(8), 7-6(3), 6-2 in his match to set up a second round clash against French man Gleb Sakharov.

Prajnesh made a good start but lost steam as the match progressed, losing 6-1, 1-6, 2-6 to Germany's Tobias Kamke.

Nagal, who recently played his maiden ATP World Tour event in Pune, went down fighting 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6 to Italy's Alessandro Giannessi.


Updated Date: Jan 10, 2018 19:23 PM