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Biggest Career Title for Yuki at Taiwan; 7th Career Challenger Title

It was All India Final at $150K+H Santaizi Challenger 2018, Taipei, Taiwan. Both Ramkumar and Yuki were playing for the biggest Career win and 4th seeded Yuki Bhambri managed to win over 6th seeded Indian Ramkumar Ramnathan in straight sets. In doubles final, Indian duo Prajnesh and Saketh lost to Australian Opponents.

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Spot Light

  • Yuki to reenter the Top 100 Ranking. He might even get to career best ranking surpassing previous, 88
  • Ramkumar will break into Top 120 for the first time in his career

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Singles Final
(4) Yuki Bhambri (IND,105) Beat (6) Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND,132)
6-3, 6-4

Doubles Final
(ALT) Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND)/ Saketh Myneni (IND) Lost to Mathew Ebden (AUS)/ Andrew Whittington (AUS)
4-6, 7-5, 6-10

Yuki wins his 7th challenger title and the biggest one. This title win will push his ranking to his career best, inside top-85. Big thing from Indian tennis fans.

Yuki Bhambri at Taiwan Challenger | Image Source: Yuki Instagram Profile

Yuki took the 1st break of the match in the 4th game, 3-1, but Ramkumar immediately broke back, 3-2. Yuki took medical time-out and he immediately broke Ramkumar in the 6th game to lead 4-2. After that, both players held their respective service games for Yuki winning the set. In the second set, Ramkumar started playing well. Impressed with his overall game improvement, his backhand was lot better and he was looking comfortable playing it. Ramkumar tried but failed to break Yuki’s serve. Yuki broke him in the 9th game when Ramkumar lost his focus disputing a line call. Yuki held his serve for winning a biggest challenger title of his career.

PrajneshSaki lost the final against Aussies in the match tie-break. After losing the first set they were double break up at 4-1 but lost next four games, 4-5. They took a crucial break in the 11th game and then Prajnesh held after saving 2 break points for winning the set. In the match tie-break, our pair was mini-break up at 3-1 but after that, sudden slumped in their game and they lost next 7 points, 3-8. I think, that was nailed their loss.

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