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Ramesh Krishnan lauds Yuki's Oz Open triumph

sports Updated: Jan 31, 2009 15:44 IST
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Former Indian Davis Cup captain and two-time junior Grand Slam title winner Ramesh Krishnan on Saturday lauded Yuki Bhambri's boys' singles triumph at the Australian Open, saying the teenage sensation has all the attributes of making it even bigger at the senior level.

"Though an Indian youngster winning a Grand Slam Junior title comes after a long gap, I am sure that given the present scenario many more such good results bound to come for Yuki and he will, I am sure, come through the hard grind at higher levels," Krishnan, who won the Wimbledon and French Open junior titles in 1970, told PTI.

Krishnan said the it would have been even more delightful if Yuki had gone on to win the doubles' title as well. The Indian lost in the doubles' semis, played just hours after his singles last-four stage win.

"If Yuki had won the doubles title too, it would have been even nicer. But on the whole, it is a superb effort on Yuki's part and an Indian winning the junior title is always a happy tiding. It is a fantastic achievement," he said.

He lauded India's overall performance at the season's first Grand Slam, where Mahesh Bhupathi has made the finals of both the men's and mixed doubles events.

"It is heartening to note that many Indians have pitched in at the Australian Open this year and there have been some good results for us. Mahesh is in doubles final and with Sania Mirza made the finals of the mixed doubles," he said.