Yuki Bhambri to make Grand Slam debut in Australian Open doubles

Yuki has been in good form and won a challenger event in Traralgon, Australia and a Futures title in New Delhi.

updated: November 23, 2013 20:47 IST
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Shenzen: Yuki Bhambri on Saturday, earned himself a Grand Slam debut by securing a wild card entry into Australian Open men's doubles main draw as he won the play-off tournament with Kiwi partner Michael Venus even as he lost the chance to compete in the singles.

In the singles semifinals of the play-off tournament, second seed Yuki squandered many favourable positions to lose 6-7 (6) 4-6 to third seeded Chinese Di Wu in one hour and 29 minutes at Luohu Tennis Club.

However, later in the day he combined with Venus to beat fourth seed Chinese Combo of Mao-Xin Gong and Zhe Li 7-6 (3) 1-6 10-5 to win the doubles event and earn the wild card.

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