Chennai Open: Yuki Bhambri wins opener, Somdev Devvarman loses to Ramkumar Ramanathan

Yuki Bhambri defeated Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4, 6-3 while Somdev Devvarman lost to Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-4, 3-6, 4-6.

updated: December 31, 2013 23:08 IST
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Chennai: Indian wildcard Yuki Bhambri delighted home fans with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Pablo Carreno Busta, who had been voted the ATP's most improved player for 2013 after jumping 650 places in the rankings.

The Spaniard, ranked 64 against Bhambri's 195, was unable to settle down against the Indian's aggressive play and went out in his first appearance in the tournament.

Bhambri, who faces third seed Fabio Fognini of Italy in the second round, said he looked forward to playing the tougher opponent.

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