Australian Open 2022: Yuki Bhambri goes down in qualifiers, no Indian in singles main draw

Yuki Bhambri lost his second-round qualifying match 1-6 3-6 to Czech Republic's Tomas Machac.

Press Trust of India January 13, 2022 13:11:09 IST
Australian Open 2022: Yuki Bhambri goes down in qualifiers, no Indian in singles main draw

File image of Yuki Bhambri. AFP

Melbourne: Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri suffered a straight sets defeat to Yuki Bhambri lost his second-round qualifying match 1-6 3-6 to Czech Republic's Tomas Machac in the Australian Open qualifiers on Thursday, meaning the year's first Grand Slam will have no Indian participation in the singles main draw.

Bhambri lost his second-round qualifying match 1-6 3-6.

Machac has a career-high ATP singles ranking of 131 achieved on November 8 2021. He also has a career-high doubles ranking of 470 achieved on November 1 2021.

On Tuesday, comeback man Bhambri had impressed with his attacking net play in a straight sets win but Ramkumar Ramanathan's 23rd attempt at cracking the singles main draw of a grand slam had ended in a first-round defeat at the Australian Open qualifiers.

In the women's singles, Ankita Raina, ranked 203, was blown away by 120th ranked Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko 6-1, 6-0 in just 50 minutes.

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