Yuki Bhambri in second round of Tashkent ATP Challenger

Yuki Bhambri sailed into 2nd round of Tashkent ATP Challenger after beating Jurgen Zopp.

Yuki Bhambri in second round of Tashkent ATP Challenger

Tashkent: Fourth seeded Yuki Bhambri sailed into the second round of the $125000 winning 6-4,6-2 against Estonian Jurgen Zopp in the Tashkent ATP Challenger on Monday.

The 105-ranked Bhambri took 1 hour 17 minutes to score the win over Zopp at the Olympic Tennis School. Bhambri will take on Croatian Nikola Mektic who scored a easy 6-2,6-3 win against Mikhail Elgin of Russia.

The 23-year-old Bhambri looked solid in the match against the 158th-ranked Zopp. In the first set Bhambri broke Zopp in the seventh game and took the set 6-4.

In the second set, Bhambri broke the 27 year old Estonian in the third and the seventh games and won the set 6-2 and a place in the last sixteen.

"The first match of any event is always tough and tricky. This was particularly a tough first round as Zopp is a good player, but happy to get through," Bhambri said in a statement after the match.

But Bhambri lost in the doubles first round with his New Zealand partner Michael Venus, going down against Israeli pair of Dudi Sela and Amir Weintraub 6-7(3), 6-4, 10-6.

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