Yuki loses in pre-quarters

Yuki Bhambri lost 1-6, 7-76(3), 6-3 to Taylor Fritz in the pre-quarterfinals of the €127,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Ilkley, Britain.

Yuki Bhambri was in control of the match as he was serving for it at 6-1, 5-3, but lost his way.   -  M. Prabhu

Yuki Bhambri lost his way from a commanding position and was beaten 1-6, 7-76(3), 6-3 by Taylor Fritz of the U.S. in the pre-quarterfinals of the €127,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Ilkley, Britain, on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old Yuki was in control of the match as he was serving for it at 6-1, 5-3, but lost his way.

"It was a close second set. He played a good return game to break me at 5-3. It was definitely in my hands but slipped away. But, I feel that I am getting better with every match, which is the most important thing," said Yuki.

In doubles, top seeds, Leander Paes in partnership with Adil Shamasdin of Canada made it to the semifinals, but second seeds Purav Raja and
Divij Sharan fell 6-2, 6-4 to the Ratiwatana twins, Sanchai and Sonchat.