Making a smooth transition from junior to senior level, a confident Yuki Bhambri has no doubt that a second junior Grand Slam title is coming his way when he competes in probably his last junior event at the US Open.
"Yes I am one of the favourites to win the title," the junior world number one told PTI before catching the flight to the United States.
Since winning his maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in Januray this year, the Delhi teenager has taken giant strides to establish himself on the men's circuit.
Now that he is all set to compete in the last Grand Slam of the year, the confidence and authourity with which he speaks has the backing of a strong peformace behind him.
In the last five months, he won four ITF Future singles title and became the second youngest player to break into the top-500 in the men's ranking. He is also in the list of top-five singles players of the country.
His fourth title came just yesterday when he beat Vishnu Vardhan at the DLTA Complex.
And this is enough motivation for him to believe that he stands a realistic chance to win the US Open.
"I think I have come a long way from that Australian Open win. Six-eight months have passed and the results (four titles) show that there is improvement. I am only hoping to get better," he said.