Yuki Bhambri saved a match point in a gruelling battle against Peter Polansky before securing a place in the second round of the Aegon Challenger here yesterday.
The unseeded Indian edged past the Canadian 6-7, 7-6, 6-3 in the opening round. Yuki was down a match point at 6-7 in the second set tie-breaker before he forced a third set and finally prevailed in the contest after two hours and 35 minutes.
Yuki had as many as seven break chances in the opening set against Polansky but could convert none. With this win, Yuki avenged his defeat against the Canadian in the opening round of the French Open qualifiers.
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