Yuki Bhambari makes first round exit in Sail Open

New Delhi, May 12 (UNI) India's Yuki Bhambri could not hold on to the chances as Australia's Adam Feeney overpowered him in the opening round of the 50,000 dollars ATP Challenger Series' SAIL Open here today.

The 15-year-old Bhambri was the only Indian in action today but he squandered chances at crucial points to go down 6-4, 3-6, 2-6 to Feeney ranked 925 places above him at 274 in the ATP charts.

Bahmbri started on a promising note and broke Feeney in the third game and played some hard hitting backhand strokes. The wild card entrant broke the Aussie again in the fifth game to lead the first set 4-1.

Feeney fought back hard to reduce the margin 4-5 but Bhambari made no mistake and held his serve to win the first set 6-4.

However, Bhambari failed to put up a consistent show in the next two sets as his rival improved his game to finish the match in just over two hours.


Story first published: Monday, May 12, 2008, 16:35 [IST]
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