Yuki inches closer Charlottesville Challenger main draw

Charlottesville: Yuki Bhambari is one win away from entering the main draw of the ATP Challenger tournament here as he moved to the final round of the qualifying event after stunning fifth seed Andreas Stopinni.

The Indian teenager scored a 6-4, 7-6 (1) win over his Italian opponent, ranked 385 in the world, in the second round of the USD 50,000 hard court tournament.

He will next face Canada`s Pierre-Ludovic Duclos, who beat local wild card Travis Parrott 6-4, 6-1 in his second round contest.

India`s top singles player is seeded second in the main draw. He will open his campaign against American Alex Bogomolov Jr.

Somdev is also competing in the doubles draw with partner Treat Conrad Huey. They will face local wild card entrants Bogomolov and Alex Kuznetsov.