At $8.9 Million BNP Paribas Open 2018, Indian Wells, USA
What a huge win for Yuki against WR #12 Lucas Pouille in a straight sets! Yuki started confidently and broke Pouille in the 1st game to lead 2-0. Yuki again broke Pouille in the 5th game to lead 4-1, but Pouille broke back in the next for 4-2. After that both players held their services, Yuki won the set with a break advantage.
In the second set also, Yuki took a first break in the 3rd game to lead 1-3. Pouille broke Yuki in the 6th game for 3-all. Yuki broke him, when matters, in the 9th game and then comfortably held his serve for a memorable victory. Next, he is facing American giant Sam Querrey, World No 21.
(Q) Yuki Bhambri (IND,110)
beat 6-4, 6-4
(9) Lucas Pouille (FRA,12)
(Q) Yuki Bhambri (IND,110) vs (18) Sam Querrey (USA,21)