Yuki, Balaji in Finals

ITF Men’s Futures US$-15,000 Tennis Tournament

February-2017 at CLTA, Chandigarh


Yuki, Balaji in Finals

CLTA, Chandigarh, February 17, 2017               In the semi finals played today, top seed Yuki Bhambri defeated 7th seed Sidharth Rawat in straight sets 6-1, 6-1. Sidharth Rawat broke Yuki’s serve in the opening game. After 0-1 down Yuki fought back and took the next 6 games in a row to close the set 6-1.  In the 2nd set Yuki Bhambri played in top form and dominated from the beginning. He used his experience and closed the set and match by conceding only one game 6-1. In the another semi final N. Sriram Balaji and Hadin Bawa played a tough and consistent match.  In the 1st set both players held their serve till 5-5. In the 11th games Hadin Bava broke Balaji’s serve but N. Sriram Balaji fought back and broke Hadin Bawa’s serve in the 12th games and leveled the score at 6-6. In the tie break Balaji used his experience to close the 1st set 7-6, (4). In the 2nd set Balaji used his big serve and with his effective volley closed the 2nd set and match 6-4.

In the doubles final N. Vijay Sunder Prashanth/Sanam Singh 2nd seed lifted the men’s doubles titles. N. Vijay Sunder Prashanth and Sanam were down 1-4 in the 1st set. After 1-4 down Sanam and Vijay Sunder Prashanth came back strongly and won the 1st set in tie break 7-6(4). In the 2nd set Vijay Sunder Prashanth and Sanam Singh played top level tennis and closed the 2nd set and match 6-4. Top seed Yuki Bhambri will face 2nd seed N. Sriram Balaji in the finals tomorrow.

Singles final will be played from 10:00 a.m. onwards tomorrow. Dr. S.B. Deepak Kumar, Secretary Sports, Chandigarh Administration will be the Chief Guest.

Results are as below:-

Main Draw Singles Semis

  1. Yuki Bhambri (Ind) [1] bt. Sidharth Rawat (Ind) [7] 6-1, 6-1
  2. N. Sriram Balaji (Ind) [2] bt. Haadin Bava (Ind) 7-6(4), 6-4

Main Draw Doubles Final

  • N. Vijay Sundar Prashanth (Ind) / Sanam Singh (Ind) [2] bt. Pirmin Haenle (Ger) / Shane Vinsant (Usa) 7-6(4) 6-4