Yuki, Ramkumar bow out of French Open Qualifiers

The defeat of both Yuki and Ramkumar means that, yet again, no Indian will compete in the singles main draw of a Grand Slam event. 

Yuki Bhambri lost his first round match 6-7, 6-7 to world No. 132 Peter Polansky.   -  R. Ragu

Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramanathan exited the French Open Qualifiers, here on Monday.

Up against world No. 132 Peter Polansky, Yuki lost the first round match 6-7 (7) 6-7 (5).

Ramkumar lost to Argentina's world No. 114 Guido Pella 2-6 1-6 in a lop-sided first round encounter 
on court number 18.

In a close opening set, Yuki and Polansky broke each other once. Eventually, the the Canadian prevailed in a close tie-breaker.

In the second set, Yuki had the opportunity to draw first blood and he converted the break point in the fifth game to go up 3-2. Polansky though broke back in the eighth game and held his own to grab a 5-4 lead.

Yuki was now serving to stay in the match and held his nerves to make it 5-5. The second set too went down to the wire but the Canadian survived the tie-breaker again. Yuki saved three match points but Polansky closed the match on the fourth.

The defeat of both Yuki and Ramkumar means that yet again, no Indian will compete in the singles main draw of a Grand Slam event. 

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