Bhambri stuns No. 12 Poulie
Indian Davis Cupper Yuki Bhambri registered the biggest win of his career as he toppled world No. 12 Lucas Pouille to breeze into the third round of the Indian Wells Masters here.
In a stunning performance, the 110th ranked Yuki, who qualified for the main draw, dispatched the ninth seed Frenchman 6-4 6-4 in one hour and 19 minutes.
The win has already ensured Bhambri 45 ranking points and USD 47,170.
He will next take on tall American world No. 21 Sam Querry, who ousted Germany’s Mischa Zverev 6-4 7-5.
The win is the biggest for the 25-year-old Indian, who brushed aside Citi Open defending champion and the then world No. 22 Gael Monfils in August 2017.
Yuki had beaten the then world No. 16 Fabio Fognini in 2014 at the Chennai Open.
Rohan Bopanna was ousted from the men’s doubles in the first round with Edourad Roger-Vasselin.