Yuki Bhambri goes down fighting to Jordan Thompson in Chennai Open final

Yuki Bhambri went down in three sets to Jordan Thompson in Chennai Open final

tennis Updated: Feb 17, 2018 20:35 IST
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Yuki Bhambri in action against Jordan Thompson in Chennai Open final.(PTI)

Yuki Bhambri went down fighting to top seed Australia’s Jordan Thompson 5-7, 6-3, 5-7 in the singles final of the Chennai Open ATP Challenger on Saturday.

Both players traded breaks in the first set. Thompson held serve to lead 6-5 and then broke the Indian to secure it 7-5.

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In the second set, Bhambri seized control early and stamped his authority by winning it at 6-3. In the decider, the Australian, world no.103, showcased his skills, hitting with power and precision to jump to a 3-0 lead.

Bhambri rallied to win the next three games to restore parity. The Aussie secured a break in the 7th game only to be broken right back.

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Bhambri held serve to go up and had match point in the 10th game. He, however, could not shut the door on his rival as Thompson served ferociously to wriggle out of trouble.

Bhambri dropped serve in the 11th game and the top-seed held his nerve to close out the over two-and-half hour match.

First Published: Feb 17, 2018 20:35 IST