Brisbane: Star Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri suffered a major setback in the Australian Open after a straight-set defeat at the hands of the sixth-seed Tomas Berdych in the opening round of the tournament on Monday.
The Czech professional claimed a 7-5, 6-1, 6-2 win over Yuki at the Margaret Court Arena to enter the second round of the major.
Yuki Bhambri. Pic/ AFP
Berdych has an impressive record at the Australian Open as he managed to reach at least the quarterfinals in his last five appearances.
Meanwhile, seventh-seed Kei Nishikori has also advanced to the second round after beating Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.