Belgium's Maximilian Marterer, seeded fifth, beat Yuki Bhambri 6-3, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the Quanzhou Challenger tournament in China on Thursday.
Yuki, who was forced to play two matches on the day because of a wash out earlier couldn't survive the second match. In the first, he beat fourth seed Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia.
The quarterfinal entry fetched Yuki $1460 and 15 ATP points. He's been able to string a series of matches in recent weeks in the Chinese Challenger circuit in preparation for the Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan to be played in Bengaluru from April 7 to 9.
Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, the Chennai Open doubles champion, made the doubles semifinals with Christopher Rungkat of Indonesia. The duo will challenge the top seeds Aliaksandr Bury of Belarus and Andre Begemann of Germany.
In the ITF women’s event in Egypt, second seed Julia Wachaczyk of Germany beat qualifier Ramya Natarajan in the pre-quarterfinals.
$50,000 Challenger men, Quanzhou, China
Singles (quarterfinals): Maximilian Marterer (Bel) bt Yuki Bhambri 6-3, 6-2; Pre-quarterfinals: Yuki Bhambri bt Blaz Kavcic (Slo) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles (quarterfinals): Christopher Rungkat (Ina) & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Ruan Roelofse(RSA) & Chu-Huan Yi (Tpe) 4-6, 7-6(3), 10-8.
$15,000 ITF women, Heraklion, Greece
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Mira Antonitsch (Aut) & Karman Kaur Thandi bt Almudena Sanz-Llaneza Fernandez (Esp) & Maya Tahan (Isr) 7-5, 6-3.
$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Julia Wachaczyk (Ger) bt Ramya Natarajan 6-2, 6-3.
- Asian Games 2023: Overall medals tally, September 27 - LIVE - Sift Kaur wins gold with WR in shooting; India wins gold, silver in shooting team event; Moves on 5th with 5 gold, 22 medals in total
- IND vs AUS live score 3rd ODI: Warner reaches fifty in 32 balls as Australia launches attack in PowerPlay vs India
- Asian Games 2023, September 27 Live Updates: Esha bags silver in 25m pistol, Samra wins 50m rifle 3p gold, Anant wins silver in men’s skeet; India 5th with 22 medals
- Table Tennis LIVE Score, Asian Games 2023: India Men’s Doubles R-64, Manav Thakkar and Manush Shah into deciding game
- Shooting LIVE Score Asian Games 2023: Anant wins silver in men’s skeet final; Sift wins gold with WR, India wins 25m women’s pistol team gold