Bham­bri stuns No. 12 Poulie

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE -

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.


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