Chennai Open 2017: Saketh Myneni crashes out, Yuki Bhambri advances to next round
In Tennis, India's highest-ranked Singles player, Saketh Myneni crashed out in the opening round of ATP Chennai Open last night.
Saketh, who is ranked 192 in the world, lost to seventh seed and world number 57 Mikhail Youzhny of Russia, in straight sets, 4-6, 3-6.
In another game, Yuki Bhambri advanced to the second round after beating compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan, 6-1, 6-1.
Yuki is now the only Indian Singles player left in the tournament.
Having lost crucial six months last season due to tennis elbow injury, Yuki made a good impression early in the season as he literally toyed with Ramkumar, who disappointed with his lacklustre show.
It was the most-talked about match from India’s perspective, considering that country’s best singles players were playing but the match never rose to the expectations.
Even as Yuki’s real test begins now since he plays better opponents, qualifying for the main draw and then advancing to the second round would boost his morale. He also proved that the faith posed in him by selectors, who picked him in the Davis Cup squad despite his low ranking, that if he is fit, he is country’s best singles player.