Yuki Bhambri clinches ITF Hong Kong F4 Futures title

Posted on:26 Dec 2016 17:36:28
Yuki Bhambri clinches ITF Hong Kong F4 Futures title
26 December 2016 Current Affairs: Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri  won the title of the $10000 ITF Hong Kong F4 Futures. It is the first singles trophy of the season. It was his 11th title on the ITF Pro Circuit.

The third seed from India defeated the tournament’s number two Shintaro Imai of Japan 6-4, 7-5.

Bhambri won 75% of his first service points and broke serve three times to lock victory in one hour and 54 minutes.

With the win, the world number 534 takes away $1440 in prize money along with 18 ATP ranking points.

On the other hand, Cheng-Peng Hsieh of Taipei and Pak Long Yeung from Hong Kong defeated Hong Kong’s Karan Rastogi and Jack Wong to win the doubles title 5-7, 6-3, 10-4.

Yuki Bhambri : Yuki Bhambri is an Indian professional tennis player and former Junior No. 1.

He was the winner of the 2009 Australian Open Junior Championship. He is the first Indian to seal victory in the junior Australian Open title. He is also the fourth Indian ever to capture a junior singles Grand Slam championship title.

In 2015, he played against two-time grand slam champion, Andy Murray, in the first round of the Australian Open. However, Bhambri lost in straight sets.

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