Miami Open: Yuki Bhambri brushes past Renzo Olivo in qualifying round; Ramkumar Ramanathan ousted
Yuki, who qualified for the Indian Wells Masters and went on to scalp World No 12 Lucas Puille, dispatched Olivo 6-4 6-1 in the opening round.
Continuing his imperious form, Yuki Bhambri crushed Argentina's Renzo Olivo in straight sets to move into the final round of the ATP Miami Open qualifiers but Ramkumar Ramanathan was ousted from the high-profile tournament.
Yuki, who qualified for the Indian Wells Masters and went on to scalp World No 12 Lucas Puille, dispatched Olivo 6-4 6-1 in the opening round of the $7,972,535 hard court event.
Yuki next faces Sweden's Elias Ymer, ranked 133 and coached by Robin Soderling, the two-time French Open finalist.
However, Ramkumar fell in the first round, losing 6-7(4) 4-6 to American Michael Mmoh.
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