Yuki bows to Milos Raonic

Yuki had done very well to qualify for the event, but perhaps found the grass too quick when facing the power-play of Raonic.

Raonic, who fired 13 aces and converted three of six breakpoints - without facing one - led 6-1, 3-1 when Yuki retired. (File Photo)   -  AFP

Big serving Milos Raonic proved too hot on the grass at the Queen’s Club, racing past Yuki Bhambri in the first round of the ATP-500 tennis tournament in London on Tuesday.

Raonic, who fired 13 aces and converted three of six breakpoints - without facing one - led 6-1, 3-1 when Yuki retired.

Yuki had done very well to qualify for the event, but perhaps found the grass too quick when facing the power-play of Raonic.

Davis Cupper Saketh Myneni, who had qualified for the main draw of the $75,000 Challenger in Almaty, won his first round, having outplayed Dzmitry Zhyrmont of Belarus for the loss of four games.

In the $25,000 ITF women’s event in Hong Kong, Karman Kaur Thandi progressed into the second round in both singles and doubles.

The results:

€ 2,116,915 ATP, Queen’s Club, London, UK Singles (first round): Milos Raonic (Can) bt Yuki Bhambri 6-1, 3-1 (retired).

€ 127,000 Challenger men, Ilkley, UK Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Austin Krajicek (US) & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Hubert Hurkacz (Pol) & Evan King (US) 6-4, 6-4; John-Patrick Smith (Aus) & Purav Raja bt Peter Polansky (Can) & Matt Reid (Aus) 6-1, 6-4.

$75,000 Challenger men, Fergana, Uzbekistan Singles (first round): Saketh Myneni bt Dzmitry Zhyrmont (Blr) 6-4, 6-0.

$15,000 ITF men, Colombo, Sri Lanka Singles (first round): Chandril Sood bt Avindra Perera (Sri) 6-2, 6-2; Thales Turini (Bra) bt Vijayant Malik 6-1, 6-1; Kaza Vinayak Sharma bt Tyler Mercier (US) 7-5, 6-2; Giovani Samaha (Lbn) bt Anirudh Chandrasekar 6-3, 6-4; Manish Sureshkumar bt Darko Jandric (Srb) 6-3, 6-2; Nitin Kumar Sinha bt VM Ranjeet 6-4, 4-4 (retired); Abhinav Sanjeev Shanmugam bt SD Prajwal Dev 7-6(5), 6-1; David Perez Sanz (Esp) bt Vasisht Cheruku 6-1, 6-1; Chanchai Sookton-Eng (Tha) bt VM Sandeep 6-3, 6-2.

$25,000 ITF women, Hong Kong Singles (first round): Zuzana Ziochova (Svk) bt Pranjala Yadlapalli 6-0, 7-6(6); Mai Hontama (Jpn) bt Jennifer Luikham 6-1, 6-1; Karman Kaur Thandi bt Ho Ching Wu (Hkg) 6-4, 6-2.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Tessah Andrianjafitrimo (Fra) & Karman Kaur Thandi bt Yi Tsen Cho (Tpe) & Jiakang Li (Chn) 6-1, 6-1; Victoria Muntean (Fra) & Pranjala Yadlapalli bt Yan-Tung Ki  & Wing Ku Jacqueline Lam (Hkg) 6-1, 6-1.

$25,000 ITF women, Fergana, Uzbekistan Singles (first round): Anastasia Frolova (Rus) bt Natasha Palha 6-1, 6-3; Rutuja Bhosale bt Valeriya Zeleva (Rus) 6-2, 6-1; Gozal Ainitdinova (Kaz) bt Sai Samhitha 7-5, 7-5.

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