Comeback-man Yuki Bhambri proved he is again to his finest with a convincing win over India primary Prajnesh Gunneswaran in the Qualifiers of the Dubai Duty Free Championships, right here on Saturday.
Yuki, who is competing on a Protected Ranking (PR) knocked out his seventh seed compatriot 6-1 6-4 in the opening spherical of the USD 2,048,855 onerous court docket match.
Yuki has not misplaced to Prajnesh in three conferences. He had overwhelmed the left-hander twice in 2017 — Bangalore and Karshi.
Yuki not too long ago returned to aggressive tennis after greater than two years of injury-forced break when he competed on the Singapore Open, the place he misplaced to Matthew Ebden.
The 28-year-old is now up in opposition to one other compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan, who knocked out sixth seed Russian Evgeny Donskoy 6-4-6-4.
In his 5 matches in opposition to Ramkumar, Yuki has emerged winner on 4 events.
The all-Indian second spherical signifies that at the very least one participant from nation will compete in the primary draw of the celebrated ATP 500 occasion.