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Jordan Thompson, Yuki Bhambri start with easy wins at Chennai Open tennis

Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri got past Spain’s Bernabe Zapata Miralles 6-1, 7-6 in his opening round of the Chennai Open.

tennis Updated: Feb 14, 2018 00:08 IST
Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri in action against Bernabe Zapata Miralles of Spain during their first round match of Chennai Open ATP Challenger at SDAT Tennis Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday.
Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri in action against Bernabe Zapata Miralles of Spain during their first round match of Chennai Open ATP Challenger at SDAT Tennis Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday.(PTI)

Top-seed Jordan Thompson of Australia and second-seed Yuki Bhambri of India advanced with straight set wins today in the Chennai Open ATP Challenger tennis tournament here.

While Thompson beatMohamed Maamoun of Egypt 6-4, 6-2, Bhambri got past Bernabe Zapata Miralles of Spain 6-1, 7-6.

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Bhambri blew away the Spaniard’s challenge in the first set, winning it 6-1 in quick time.

He broke thrice and dominated the proceedings with strongserves and punishing ground strokes.

In the second set the Spaniard recovered well and played with much more intensity. Both players traded a break before the set moved to the tiebreak which Bhambri won 7-3.

In the other match, Thompsonwas broken twice but he broke back thrice to take the first set 6-4.

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In the second set also, he broke Karim thrice to win it 6-2.

In a surprise result, local ladAbhinav SanjeevShanmugam, a qualifier, moved into the second round when Ivan Nedelko of Russia retired due to stomach cramps.

MartinezPedro of Spain beat local lad Prajnesh Gunneswaran, the eighth seed 6-1, 6-4.