Bhambri moves into final round, to meet old foe Vishnu


Top-seeded Vardhan won his semifinal on Friday when last week’s winner Young-Jun Kim pulled out trailing 2-4 in the first set, complaining of heat exhaustion and a sore knee.
Later in the day, 17-year-old Yuki, seeded second, made short work of Australian opponent of Indian origin K Balakrishnan 6-2, 6-4 in a little over an hour.

It is the third time in five months that Yuki and Vardhan will be meeting and the second time in the final.

Yuki, who has won three back-to-back ITF tournaments at the venue before losing one in July, has beaten Vardhan twice and lost once. He won the last two times they met. There was disappointment for the Indians in the doubles final, with Britons Tim Bradshaw and Max Jones upsetting third-seeded Vivek Shokeen and Rupesh Roy 4-6, 6-2, 10-4.

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