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Yuki Bhambri reaches Shanghai Challenger quarterfinals

Shanghai: Indian Davis Cupper Yuki Bhambri fought off stiff resistance from China's Ze Zhang and booked a quarter-final berth in the singles event of the USD 50,000 ATP Challenger tournament, here yesterday.

Yuki Bhambri. Pic/AFP
Yuki Bhambri. Pic/AFP 

The fourth seed Indian eked out a 7-5 6-3 win over the local boy in one hour and 36 minutes in the keenly-contested second round match.

Yuki broke his rival five times in the match and lost his serve twice as he won 77 points to 60 of Zhang.

The 23-year-old Delhi lad is the lone Indian surviving in the tournament as Saketh Myneni lost his singles as well as doubles match yesterday.

In the singles second round, he lost 6-3 3-6 2-6 to Australia's Jordan Thompson in one hour and 31 minutes and later combing with compatriot N Sriram Balaji, he lost the quarterfinals 1-6 1-6 to Peter Gojowczyk and Jurgen Zopp in mere 38 minutes.

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