Yuki Bhambri crashes out in opening round

The Indian, ranked 85, lost his first round 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 2-6 in two hours and 38 minutes to the Italian.

Yuki was the lone Indian competing in the singles of Wimbledon 2018. (File Photo)   -  AP

Yuki Bhambri failed to capitalise on a bright start and crashed out of the Wimbledon men’s singles event, yet again, falling prey to nemesis Thomas Fabbiano, here, today.

The Indian, ranked 85, lost his first round 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 2-6 in two hours and 38 minutes to the Italian. Yuki has now lost all his four matches against Fabbiano, ranked 133.

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Yuki was the lone Indian competing in the singles, but as many as six of his compatriots will compete in the men’s doubles, later, this week.

The 25-year-old has featured in the men’s singles main draw of all three Grand Slams of the season so far, but is yet to win a match. He had qualified for the Australian Open and earned direct entry into French Open and Wimbledon, courtesy his top-100 rank.

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