Chennai: Yuki Bhambri played some of his best tennis in his career this week as he annexed double crown winning both singles and doubles event at the ATP Challenger tennis tournament here this evening.
The Indian Davis Cupper, who is ranked 174 in the singles list beat Alexander Kudryavtsev of Russia 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in a thrilling three-setter. In the deciding set, Yuki was trailing 3-5 against the world No 234 but won four games in a row with double breaks. Yuki, then partnered Michael Venus of New Zealand and the second seeds comfortably beat a fighting N Sriram Balaji and Blaz Rola of Slovakia 6-4, 7-6 (3) in straight sets.
In the singles final, Kudryavtsev of Russia continued to have the tag of an under-achiever compared to the enormous talent, he has when he lead 5-3 in the final set only to concede the next 4 games in a fairly tame manner. Yuki on the other hand stood up to his opponent's onslaught and played some remarkably long rallies eliciting errors from the Russian to give him a well deserved title, USD 7200 and 80 ATP Points.