(Last Updated on : 26/02/2015)
Yuki Bhambri is a professional tennis player
, hailing from India. He is former Junior No. 1 and winner of 2009 Australian Open Junior Championship. Yuki Bhambri is the first Indian to win the junior Australian Open title and he is the fourth Indian in history to capture a junior singles Grand Slam championship title. He appears in the Davis Cup tournament for India.
Early Life of Yuki Bhambri
Yuki Bhambri was born on 4th July in the year 1992. Yuki Bhambri started playing tennis at the age of six years. His father is Chander and mother is Indu. He is the youngest son in the family.
Career of Yuki Bhambri
Yuki Bhambri started his tennis career under his tennis coach Aditya Sachdeva. Yuki Bhambri reached the junior combined 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. He competed in all the Junior Grand Slam Tournaments in 2008. He played in three Junior Grand Slam Doubles tournaments partnering with Karunuday Singh at the Australian Open Boys' Doubles losing in the first round, Ilija Vujic at the French Open Boys' Doubles losing in the second round, and Filip Krajinovic at the US Open Boys' Doubles losing in the first round.
Yuki Bhambri in Junior Fed Cup
The career of Yuki Bhambri went back on track with his success in the Junior Fed Cup in Mexico, where he led India to the semi finals along with Saurabh Singh, losing due to an ankle injury.
Yuki Bhambri in Osaka Mayor's Cup
Yuki Bhambri went on to win a Grade A ITF tournament, Osaka Mayor's Cup, by defeating top 30 Hiroki Moriya. Yuki Bhambri also won the Asia-Oceania Cup in Indonesia. Yuki Bhambri continued his winning streak with a stellar performance in the Eddie Herr Cup by reaching the semi finals only to lose to the champion, Alex Domijan. Yuki concluded his season by making history as the first Indian winner of the prestigious Orange Bowl at the young age of 16, beating top US player Jarmere Jenkins in straight sets.
Yuki Bhambri in Australian Open
In 2009, Yuki Bhambri began the year strong winning the junior Australian Open, defeating Greek Alexandros-Ferdinandos Georgoudas 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 at the young age of 16 and the fourth Indian in history to capture a junior singles grand slam title. Due to his success in juniors, he soon decided to focus solely on professional tournaments, except for the junior grand slam events
Yuki Bhambri in ATP Challenger
Yuki Bhambri defeated Amir Weintraub in straight sets to win the first ever ATP Challenger singles title of his career in Fergana, Uzbekistan on 20th May 2012. 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 by 6-7(13-15), 6-3, 6-4. This was his second ATP Challenger singles title in his career. On 8th 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 by 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the final. He also won the doubles title at the same event with his partner Michael Venus of New Zealand.
Yuki Bhambri in Chennai Open
Yuki Bhambri started his year 2013 with Chennai open. He lost in first round to Robin Haase 5-7 3-6. He entered his first ATP Challenger final of the season at Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He lost to Chinese Taipei's Lu Yen-hsun in the final 4-6, 3-6.
Yuki Bhambri in Australian Open 2014 in Singles and Doubles Category
Yuki Bhambri entered Australian Open 2014 in Singles and Doubles category. He lost to Potito Starace in first round of qualifying draw. He entered Men's doubles with Michael Venus from New Zealand as his partner. The pair won a wild card play-off tournament to make the cut for their first Major. They defeated Roberto Bautista Agut and Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-2, 7-5 in the first round. In round 2, the pair shocked no 10 seeded Jean-Julien Rojer and his Romanian partner Horia Tecau by defeating in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. They finally lost to 5th seeded Indo-Czech pair of Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek in round 3.
Yuki Bhambri in 2014 Asian Games
Yuki Bhambri won 2 medals for India at 2014 Asian Games. He won bronze in Men's singles category. He lost to Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka in semifinals by 6-3, 2-6, 1-6. He won bronze in men's double category with Divij Sharan as his partner.
Yuki Bhambri in 2015 Australian Open
Yuki Bhambri qualified for the 2015 Australian Open, but lost to Great Britain's Andy Murray in the 1st round.