Yuki Bhambri advances in Miami qualifiers, Ramkumar ousted

Yuki Bhambri faces Sweden’s Elias Ymer in the final qualifying round. Ymer, ranked 133, is coached by Robin Soderling, the two-time French Open finalist.

Yuki Bhambri defeated Renzo Olivo 6-4, 6-1 in the opening round of qualifying.   -  PTI

Continuing his imperious form, Yuki Bhambri crushed Argentina’s Renzo Olivo in straight sets to move into the final round of the ATP Miami Masters qualifiers but Ramkumar Ramanathan was ousted from the high-profile tournament.

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Yuki, who qualified for the Indian Wells Masters and went on to scalp World No. 12 Lucas Puille, dispatched Olivo 6-4, 6-1 in the opening round of the USD 7,972,535 hard court event.

He next faces Sweden’s Elias Ymer, ranked 133 and coached by Robin Soderling, the two-time French Open finalist.

However, Ramkumar fell in the first round, losing 6-7(4) 4-6 to American Michael Mmoh.

In the USD 75,000 Challenger in China, Sriram Balaji and Prajnesh Gunneswaran bowed out in both the singles and doubles matches, with Li Zhe of China proving the Achilles heel.

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