On the basis of their talent and impressive results over the course of the year, Indian tennis players Rohan Bopanna and Yuki Bhambri have been awarded wild cards entries to the Aircel Chennai Open 2011 played from Jan 3 to 9.
Yuki Bhambri had to settle for a
silver medal in the tennis event after retiring hurt due to
cramp on his legs in the singles final on a mixed day for
Indians in the inaugural Youth Olympic Games here on Saturday.
Teen sensation Yuki Bhambri and
experienced Karan Rastogi set up a singles quarter-final clash
of the USD 15,000 ITF Futures tournament after winning their
respective second round matches here on Wednesday.
Second seed Yuki Bhambri stormed
into the second round with a straight set victory while fourth
seed Rohan Gajjar crashed out of the USD 15,000 ITF Men`s
Futures tournament at the DLTA complex here on Tuesday.
India`s Somdev Devvarman overcame the first hurdle to stay on course for a place in the singles main draw of the Sony Ericsson Open but Yuki Bhambri crashed out after losing his qualifying match in the event.
Fast rising Indian teen
Yuki Bhambri advanced to the second round of the singles
qualifying event of Delray Beach International Tennis
Championships after notching up a straight set win over higher
ranked Marcel Felder.