Citi Open: Yuki Bhambri meets Gael Monfils in second round

The 25-year-old Yuki, ranked 200 in the world, led Stefan Kozlov 7-5, 2-0 when the American retired in the first round. With the win, Yuki ensured at least 30 ATP points, including 10 for qualification.

Yuki Bhambri's victory ensured him at least 30 ATP points.   -  R. Ragu

Yuki Bhambri sustained his good form from the qualifying event in setting up a second round clash against sixth seed Gael Monfils of France in the Citi Open ATP tennis tournament in Washington.

The 25-year-old Yuki, ranked 200 in the world, led Stefan Kozlov 7-5, 2-0 when the American retired in the first round. With the win, Yuki ensured at least 30 ATP points, including 10 for qualification.

The other Indian Davis Cupper and qualifier Ramkumar Ramanathan, who had beaten Dominic Thiem on grass in Turkey, was beaten by Guido Pella of Argentina, and had to settle for 10 ATP points.

In the $125,000 Challenger in China, qualifier Sidharth Rawat progressed into the pre-quarterfinals, to ensure 13 ATP points.

In the ITF women’s tournament in Thailand, former Asian junior champion Pranjala Yadlapalli, who had to negotiate the qualifying event, sailed into the second round. However, fellow qualifier Mahak Jain fell in the first round against seventh seed Pei-Chi Lee of Chinese Taipei after having survived two matchpoints from 4-5 in the second set to push the contest into the decider.

Results:-


Citi Open, Washington


Singles (first round): Guido Pella (Arg) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 6-1; Yuki Bhambri bt Stefan Kozlov 7-5, 2-0(retired).

$125,000 Challenger men, Chengdu, China

Singles (first round): Sidharth Rawat bt Sam Barry (Irl) 4-6, 7-5, 3-2 (retired); Ti Chen (Tpe) bt Sriram Balaji 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Sriram Balaji & Vishnu Vardhan bt Yusuke Takahashi & Kento Takeuchi (Jpn) 6-2, 6-3.

$25,000 ITF men, Porto, Portugal

Singles (first round): Alexandre Muller (Fra) bt Aryan Goveas 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF men, Essen, Germany

Singles (first round): Dominik Boehler (Ger) bt Tejas Chaukulkar 6-4, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF men, Nonthaburi, Thailand

Singles (first round): Rishab Agarwal bt Soichiro Moritani (Jpn) 6-3, 6-4; Karunuday Singh bt Haadin Bava 6-4, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF women, Nonthaburi, Thailand

Singles (first round): Pei-Chi Lee (Tpe) bt Mahak Jain 6-2, 6-7(7), 6-1; Pranjala Yadlapalli bt Chanikarn Silakull (Tha) 6-4, 6-0.