Yuki beats Ramkumar to progress into Dubai Open main draw

Yuki Bhambri earned a gruelling three set win over Ramkumar Ramanathan to advance to the main draw of the Dubai Duty Free Championships.

Yuki Bhambri

Yuki Bhambri will face Aljaz Bedene in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Championships. (File Image)   -  PTI

Yuki Bhambri beat compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 in the second and final qualifying round to enter the main draw of the Dubai Duty Free Championships on Sunday.

The 28-year-old, who is making a comeback after a lengthy layoff due to injury, will face Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene in the first round.

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Yuki, who is competing on a Protected Ranking, beat compatriot Prajnesh Gunneswaran 6-1, 6-4 in the first round of qualifying.

The results:

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Qualifying singles (second and final round): Yuki Bhambri bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-5, 5-7, 6-2.

Qualifying doubles (first round): Lorenzo Sonego & Andrea Vavassori (Ita) bt Yuki Bhambri & Divij Sharan 7-6(7), 7-5.
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