Yuki Bhambri downs Ramkumar Ramanathan to win Pune Challenger title

Yuki Bhambri, country’s top singles tennis player, overcame Ramkumar Ramanathan 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a little over two hours to win the ATP Pune Challenger title

tennis Updated: Nov 18, 2017 21:55 IST
Yuki Bhambri,Ramkumar Ramanathan,ATP Challenger Tour
Yuki Bhambri will earn 80 ranking points after winning the ATP Pune Challenger title.(AP)

Yuki Bhambri clinched his first title of the 2017 season on the ATP Challenger Tour following a come-from-behind win over compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan in the final of the KPIT-MSLTA Challenger in Pune on Saturday.

Yuki, country’s top singles player, overcame Ramanathan 4-6 6-3 6-4 in a little over two hours at Balewadi Sports Complex.

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Interestingly, Yuki’s last Challenger had come at the same tournament and venue in 2015. He had broken into the top-100 after that trophy-winning effort and this win will again push him to the top-100 bracket.

He’s ranked 137 now and 80 points earned from his event will put him close to 120, when the new rankings list is released.

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It is Yuki’s sixth singles title at the Challenger level. His next event is Bengaluru Open, where he is seeded third and faces N Sriram Balaji in his opening round.

First Published: Nov 18, 2017 21:55 IST