Yuki Bhambri, Sanam Singh also lose; no Indian in US Open singles event
New York: There will be no Indian competing in the singles event of the US Open this year as all three players have been eliminated from the qualifying competition following second round defeats of Yuki Bhambri and Sanam Singh, here.
Yuki Bhambri, who has missed on-court action for five months this season due to injury, lost to Ireland's James McGee 7-5 2-6 5-7 in two hours and 19 minutes.
Sanam Singh and Yuki Bhambri
Sanam Singh also had a one-set advantage before eventually losing 7-5 6-7(3) 3-6 to Anderas Beck of Germany in two hours and 16 minutes.
The country's top player Somdev Devvarman, who has been struggling since the Delhi Open victory in February, had crashed out in the first round.
Yuki converted only three of the 13 break chances while the Irish players broke the Indian five times out of 13 chances. James fired nine winners to none from the Indian. Sanam Singh committed nine double faults in the contest and Beck converted only three of the seven break chances. Beck broke Sanam four times.