Yuki Bhambri (Hindi: यूकी भांबरी, born 4 July 1992) is a professional tennis player from India. He is a former junior no. 1 and winner of the 2009 Australian Open Junior Championship. He is the first Indian to win the junior Australian Open title and fourth Indian in history to capture a junior singles title at a Grand Slam championship. He represents India in the Davis Cup.
|Residence||Bradenton, Florida, USA|
|Born||4 July 1992|
New Delhi, India
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||26–29 (47.3% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
7 Challenger, 12 Futures
|Highest ranking||No. 83 (16 April 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 137 (26 November 2018)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2015, 2016, 2018)|
|French Open||1R (2018)|
|US Open||1R (2018)|
|Career record||6–6 (50.0% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
6 Challenger, 1 Futures
|Highest ranking||No. 138 (3 March 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 319 (26 November 2018)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2014)|
|French Open||2R (2018)|
|Davis Cup||1R (2010)|
|Last updated on: 28 November 2018.|
Personal and early lifeEdit
He started playing tennis at the age of 6 years. His father is Chander and mother is Indu. He is the youngest in the family. His sisters are Ankita Bhambri and Sanaa Bhambri, and he is the cousin of Prerna Bhambri and Prateek Bhambri, all of whom are professional tennis players. His tennis coach in early career was Aditya Sachdeva. He is currently being coached by Stephen Koon, Impact Tennis Academy and is accompanied by trainer Abhimanu Singh & Ahmad Nasir.
Bhambri reached the junior No. 1 ranking in the world in February 2009. He won the Junior Australian Open Boys singles title in 2009 by beating Alexandros-Ferdinandos Georgoudas of Greece in the finals.
Yuki concluded his season by making history as the first Indian winner of the prestigious Orange Bowl at age 16, beating Jarmere Jenkins of the U.S. in straight sets.
In 2009, Bhambri began the year by winning the junior Australian Open, defeating Alexandros Georgoudas from Greece in the final in only 57 minutes. Throughout the tournament, he only dropped one set, becoming the first Indian singles winner of the junior Australian Open and the fourth Indian in history to capture a junior singles grand slam title.
|Junior Grand Slam Tournaments|
2009: First ITF title and Davis cup debutEdit
Yuki obtained a wild card spot in the doubles main draw pairing with Harsh Mankad at the Chennai Open. At same event he received a wild card spot in the singles qualifying draw in the Chennai Open where lost to compatriot Sanam Singh in three sets. Yuki also obtained a wild card position for the 2010 Australian Open qualifying draw as an additional reward for his win at the 2009 Junior Australian Open. After his win in the Orange Bowl, Yuki received a spot in the main draw of the Sony Ericsson Open where he lost to Diego Junqueira in the first round. Following his showing at the Sony Ericsson, Yuki played in an ITF Futures Event in New Delhi, India, where he won the tournament becoming the youngest Indian to win a Futures event; Yuki continued this winning streak by capturing the title of the following Futures event held in the same venue. Yuki made his Davis Cup debut against South Africa in the World Group Play Offs.
2010: Youth Olympics Games Silver medalEdit
In August, Bhambri advanced to the finals of the first Youth Olympics Games in Singapore by defeating Damir Džumhur in three sets. He played Colombian Juan Sebastian Gomez in the finals. After suffering cramps in his thigh, he conceded the match with the score at 1–4 in the third set. This gave him a silver medal at the first Youth Olympics in Singapore.
2012: First Challenger TitleEdit
He won his first ATP Challenger singles title of the season and second of his career at Traralgon, Australia. He defeated American Bradley Klahn in the final. This was his second ATP Challenger singles title of his career.
Bhambri entered the 2014 Australian Open in both singles and doubles. He lost to Potito Starace in first round of the singles qualifying draw. He entered the men's doubles with Michael Venus from New Zealand as his partner. They defeated Roberto Bautista Agut and Daniel Gimeno-Traver in the first round. In the second round, the pair shocked tenth-seeded Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau by defeating them in straight sets. They finally lost to 5th seeded Indo-Czech pair of Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek in round 3.
On 8 Feb 2014, Bhambri won his third ATP Challenger singles title with a win at Sriram Capital PL Reddy Memorial ATP Challenger tennis tournament in Chennai. He defeated Alexander Kudryavtsev of Russia in three sets in the final. He also won the doubles title at same event with his partner Michael Venus of New Zealand. The pair defeated Indo-Slovakian combination of Sriram Balaji and Blaz Rola in the doubles final.
Later in the year, Bhambri won two medals for India at the 2014 Asian Games. He won bronze in the men's singles category. He lost to Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka in the semifinals. He also won bronze in men's double category with Divij Sharan as his partner. The pair lost in the semifinals to Korean pair of Lim Yong-kyu and Chung Hyeon.
2015: Top 100Edit
He then entered 2015 Delhi Open as a Wildcard and reached the finals, losing to Somdev Devvarman in three sets 3–6, 6–4, 6–0. He maintained his good start of the season and reached the semifinals of Kazan Kremlin Cup. On 13 September, he defeated Wu Di in the finals of Shanghai Challenger in three sets 3–6, 6–0, 7–6(7–3) to win his first title of the season, which helped him reach no. 125 in the ATP Rankings. He reached the finals at the OEC Kaohsiung, losing to Hyeon Chung in straight sets 7–5, 6–4.
He broke into the top 100 for the first time in his career on 19 October 2015. He won his first title in India on 31 October defeating Evgeny Donskoy in straight sets 6–2, 7–6(7–4) in Pune. As a result of his good run, he rose to career best ranking of 88 on 9 November. He finished year with year end ranking of 93.
2016: Struggle with injuryEdit
Bhambri was out of the action from March to September because of tennis elbow injury. This forced his rankings to drop out of 500.
Bhambri started his 2017 campaign with the Chennai Open. He won all of his qualifying matches and entered main draw, where he defeated compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan in the first round, before losing in round 2 to Benoit Paire. He then entered the qualifying draw of the Australian Open where he lost in final qualifying round to Ernesto Escobedo.
In July, Bhambri reached the quarterfinals at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C.. This was his second quarterfinal on the ATP World Tour, and his first at a 500 level event. Bhambri defeated Stefan Kozlov in the first round and shocked 6th seed and defending champion Gaël Monfils in the second round. He then defeated Guido Pella to reach the quarterfinals where he lost to eventual finalist Kevin Anderson.
In October, Bhambri teamed up with Divij Sharan to enter the Tashkent Challenger. They finished as runners-up, losing to the pair of Hans Podlipnik-Castillo and Andrei Vasilevski in the final. In November, he won his second Pune challenger title defeating compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan in the final. This was his sixth Challenger singles title.
2018: Return to top 100Edit
Yuki started the year with the Tata Open Maharashtra in Pune where he entered the main draw. He defeated compatriot Arjun Kadhe in the opening round but lost to Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the second round. He then entered the qualifying draw of the Australian Open and qualified for the main draw for the third time. He could not proceed further and lost to Marcos Baghdatis in straight sets 7–6(7–4), 6–4, 6–3 in the first round. In February, Yuki entered the inaugural Chennai Challenger. He reached the final but lost to top seed Jordan Thompson in 3 sets.
In March, he entered the Indian Wells Masters and qualified for the main draw. He defeated Nicolas Mahut in the opening round. In the second round he created big upset by defeating then world no 12 Lucas Pouille in straight sets. He eventually lost to Sam Querrey in the third round. Bhambri carried his good form to the next masters at the Miami Open where he qualified for main draw. There he defeated Mirza Basic in the first round before bowing out in the second round with a loss to Jack Sock.
On the back of his improved rankings, Yuki earned direct entry into the 2018 French Open. This was his first match in the main draw at the event. He lost in the first round to Ruben Bemelmans in straight sets. He also entered the doubles draw with compatriot Divij Sharan. The pair advanced to the second round where they lost to second seeds and eventual finalists Oliver Marach and Mate Pavić.
Yuki also got direct entry into the 2018 Wimbledon Championships for the first time. He lost in the opening round to Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano. He lost in straight sets in the 1st round in the 2018 US Open to Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
Singles: 12 (7–5)Edit
|Result||W–L||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent||Score in Final|
|Win||1–0||May 2012||Fergana, Uzbekistan||Hard||Amir Weintraub||6–3, 6–3|
|Loss||1–1||September 2013||Kaohsiung, Taiwan||Hard||Lu Yen-hsun||4–6, 3–6|
|Win||2–1||October 2013||Traralgon, Australia||Hard||Bradley Klahn||6–7(13–15), 6–3, 6–4|
|Win||3–1||February 2014||Chennai, India||Hard||Alexander Kudryavtsev||4–6, 6–3, 7–5|
|Loss||3–2||February 2015||New Delhi, India||Hard||Somdev Devvarman||6–3, 4–6, 0–6|
|Loss||3–3||May 2015||Samarkand, Uzbekistan||Clay||Teymuraz Gabashvili||3–6, 1–6|
|Win||4–3||September 2015||Shanghai, China||Hard||Wu Di||3–6, 6–0, 7–6(7–3)|
|Loss||4–4||September 2015||Kaohsiung, Taiwan||Hard||Chung Hyeon||5–7, 4–6|
|Win||5–4||October 2015||Pune, India||Hard||Evgeny Donskoy||6–2, 7–6(7–4)|
|Win||6–4||November 2017||Pune, India||Hard||Ramkumar Ramanathan||4–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|Loss||6–5||February 2018||Chennai, India||Hard||Jordan Thompson||5–7, 6–3, 5–7|
|Win||7–5||April 2018||Taipei, Taiwan||Carpet(i)||Ramkumar Ramanathan||6–3, 6–4|
Doubles: 15 (6–9)Edit
|Result||W–L||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|Loss||0–1||September 2010||Bangkok, Thailand||Hard||Ryler DeHeart|| Gong Maoxin
|Win||1–1||May 2012||Busan, South Korea||Hard||Divij Sharan|| Hsieh Cheng-peng
|1–6, 6–1, [10–5]|
|Loss||1–2||July 2012||Penza, Russia||Hard||Divij Sharan|| Konstantin Kravchuk
|7–6(7–5), 3–6, [7–10]|
|Loss||1–3||August 2012||Beijing, China||Hard||Divij Sharan|| Sanchai Ratiwatana
|6–7(3–7), 6–2, [6–10]|
|Loss||1–4||September 2012||Shanghai, China||Hard||Divij Sharan|| Sanchai Ratiwatana
|Win||2–4||July 2013||Winnetka, USA||Hard||Michael Venus|| Somdev Devvarman
|2–6, 6–2, [10–8]|
|Loss||2–5||September 2013||Kaohsiung, Taiwan||Hard||Wang Chieh-fu|| Juan Sebastián Cabal
|Win||3–5||February 2014||Chennai, India||Hard||Michael Venus|| Sriram Balaji
|Win||4–5||September 2014||Shanghai, China||Hard||Divij Sharan|| Somdev Devvarman
|7–6(7–2), 6–7(4–7), [10–8]|
|Loss||4–6||October 2014||Indore, India||Hard||Divij Sharan|| Adrián Menéndez Maceiras
|6–2, 4–6, [3–10]|
|Win||5–6||May 2015||Karshi, Uzbekistan||Hard||Adrián Menéndez Maceiras|| Sergey Betov
|5–7, 6–3, [10–8]|
|Loss||5–7||August 2015||Aptos, United States||Hard||Matthew Ebden|| Chris Guccione
|Loss||5–8||August 2015||Vancouver, Canada||Hard||Michael Venus|| Treat Conrad Huey
|6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–3), [5–10]|
|Win||6–8||February 2016||New Delhi, India||Hard||Mahesh Bhupathi|| Saketh Myneni
|6–3, 4–6, [10–5]|
|Loss||6–9||October 2017||Tashkent, Uzbekistan||Hard||Divij Sharan|| Hans Podlipnik-Castillo
Singles performance timelineEdit
Updated through the 2018 Rolex Paris Masters.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||Q3||1R||A||0 / 3||0–3||0%|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||A||Q1||1R||A||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||A||A||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|US Open||A||A||A||A||A||Q2||Q1||A||Q1||1R||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–1||0–1||0–0||0–4||0–0||0 / 6||0–6||0%|
|ATP Finals||Did Not Qualify||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||3R||0 / 1||2–1||67%|
|Miami Open||1R||Q1||A||A||Q1||A||A||A||A||2R||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Monte-Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Canadian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Cincinnati Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Shanghai Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Paris Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Win–Loss||0–1||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||3–2||0–0||0 / 3||3–3||50%|
|Summer Olympics||Not Held||A||Not Held||A||Not Held||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Davis Cup||PO||A||A||Z1||Z1||PO||PO||A||PO||A||0 / 6||13–6||68%|
|Win–Loss||1–0||0–0||0–0||3–1||2–0||2–2||2–2||0–0||3–1||0–0||0–0||0 / 6||13–6||68%|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0|
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