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Yuki Bhambri loses in Australian Open qualifier, no Indian in singles main draw



Yuki Bhambri loses in Australian Open qualifier© AFP

Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri suffered a straight-sets loss to Czech Republic’s Tomas Machak in the Australian Open qualifier here on Thursday, meaning there will be no Indian participation in the singles main draw at the year’s first Grand Slam. Bhambri lost 1-6, 3-6 in their second round qualifying match.

Machak’s career-high ATP singles ranking of 131 was achieved on 8 November 2021. He also has a career high doubles ranking of 470, achieved on 1 November 2021.

On Tuesday, a comeback Bhambri impressed with his attacking net play in a straight-sets victory, but Ramkumar Ramanathan’s 23rd attempt to reach a singles main draw of a Grand Slam ended in a first-round loss in the Australian Open qualifiers Was.


In women’s singles, Ankita Raina, ranked 203, was defeated 6-1, 6-0 by Lesia Surenko of Ukraine, ranked 120, in just 50 minutes.

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