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Yuki returns home to boisterous welcome

sports Updated: Feb 03, 2009 02:58 IST

India's first Australian Open boys' singles champion Yuki Bhambri returned to a warm reception at the Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi on Monday.

Yuki was received by the All India Tennis Association officials amid the beating of drums. A large crowd gathered to catch glimpse of the newest Indian tennis sensation even as Yuki's his fellow passengers looked unaware and surprised.

Yuki just smiled to the waiting mediapersons and shutterbugs.

The 16-year-old player' is the fourth Indian to have won a junior boy's singles Grand Slam title after Ramanathan Krishnan, his son Ramesh and Leander Paes.

Sania Mirza has also won a juniors title but in girls' doubles event of the Wimbledon in 2003.