Yuki crushes Huang; sets up clash with Kim

Yuki crushes Huang; sets up clash with Kim

Yuki BhambriThe Indian Davis Cupper, seeded fifth, thrashed Huang 6-4, 6-1 to set up a last eight clash with his doubles partner Young-Jim Kim of Korea at Bengal Tennis Association Complex.

Continuing his winning momentum, Yuki paired with Kim to stun third-seeded duo of Rupesh Roy and Vivek Shokeen 6-3, 6-4 in the doubles quarterfinals.

Third seed Vishnu Vardhan also made the last eight after defeating Vijayant Malik 6-3, 6-4. Vardhan will take on local favourite Rupesh Roy who struggled past Vignesh Peranamallur Chandrasekhar 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Seventh seed Rohan Gajjar survived a scare from qualifier Mithun Murali. In a marathon lasting 181 minutes, Gajjar won 6-2, 6-7(4-7), 6-4 to book a quarterfinal date with top-seeded Daniel King Turner of New Zealand.

The Kiwi also had a tough outing when he was stretched by N Vijay Sundar Prashanth. Daniel took 114 minutes to beat Prashanth in three sets 6-0, 2-6, 6-3.
Second seed Alexander Satschko of Germany beat Abhijeet Tiwary 6-3, 6-2 to take on Yannick Nelord of India in quarters. Nelord beat qualifier Christopher Marquis 6-3, 6-4.

Results (Singles, Indians unless specified) Pre-quarterfinal: Daniel King-Turner (NZ) bt N Vijay Sundar Prashanth 6-0, 2-6, 6-3; Rohan Gajjar bt Mithun Murali 6-2, 6-7(4-7), 6-4; Vishnu Vardhan bt Vijayant Malik 6-3, 6-4; Rupesh Roy bt Vignesh Peranamuallur-Chandrasekhar 4-6, 6-3, 6-2; Yuki Bhambri bt Chin-Yu Huang (Tpe) 6-4, 6-1; Young-Jun Kim (Tpe) bt Karunuday Singh 6-1, 6-3; Yannick Nelord bt Christopher Marquis 6-3, 6-4; Alexander Satschko (Ger) bt Abhijeet Tiwari 6-2, 6-2.

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