Yuki Bhambri qualifies for Miami Open

Yuki Bhambri qualified for the first round of the Miami Open with a win over Sweden's Elias Ymer.

Yuki Bhambri Indian Wells

File image of Yuki Bhambri in action at the Indian Wells in California.   -  Getty Images/AFP

Yuki Bhambri romped to a 7-5, 6-2 win over Elias Ymer in the second round of qualifying to seal his berth in the main draw of the Miami Open, on Tuesday.

Bhambri will face Mirza Basic in the first round, on Thursday. In the previous encounter between the two, Basic enjoyed a straight sets win at the ATP Sofia Open in 2016.

The first 10 games were held on serve and it was in the next game that Bhambri had a chance to break and he made the most of it. The Indian held on to his serve and took the first set 7-5.

The second set was more of a cakewalk for Bhambri as he surged to a 5-1 lead.

While Ymer did save a couple of match points, it didn't amount to much, as Bhambri closed out the tie in 88 minutes.

The win continues Bhambri's fine run on the American hardcourts, which saw him reach the third round of the Indian Wells Open last week, dispatching the likes of Nicolas Mahut and World No. 10 Lucas Pouille in the process.

Jeevan-Raja advance

In the Challenger in France, fourth seeds Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja pulled off a thrilling 4-6, 6-1, 11-9 victory over Sander Arends of the Netherlands and Tristan-Samuel Weisssborn of Austria in the doubles pre-quarterfinals.

The results

USD 7,972,535 ATP 1000, Miami, U.S.

Qualifying singles (second round): Yuki Bhambri bt Elias Ymer (Swe) 7-5, 6-2.

EUR 43,000 Challenger men, Lille, France

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jeevan  Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja bt Sander Arends (Ned) & Tristan-Samuel Weissborn (Aut) 4-6, 6-1, 11-9.

USD 25,000 ITF men, Vilamoura, Portugal

Singles (first round): Kenneth Raisma (Est) bt Sasi Kumar Mukund 6-1, 7-5.

USD 15,000 ITF women, Manama, Bahrain

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Kanika Vaidya bt Sowjanya Bavisetti 6-0, 4-6, 6-2;

First round: Viktoria Morvayyova (Svk) bt Zeel Desai 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.

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