|Residence||New Delhi, India|
4 July 1992 |
New Delhi, India
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 143 (17 February 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 257 (23 March 2015)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2015)|
|US Open||Q2 (2012, 2014)|
|Highest ranking||No. 138 (3 March 2014)|
|Current ranking||No. 272 (2 February 2015)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2014)|
|Davis Cup||1R (2010)|
|Last updated on: 7 February 2015.|
Yuki Bhambri (Hindi: यूकी भांबरी, born 4 July 1992) is an Indian professional tennis player. He is former Junior No. 1 and winner of 2009 Australian Open Junior Championship. He is first Indian to win the junior Australian Open title and fourth Indian in history to capture a junior singles Grand Slam championship title. He appears in the Davis Cup tournament for India.
He started playing tennis at the age of six years. His father is Chander and mother is Indu. He is the youngest in the family. His sisters are Ankita Bhambri and Sanaa Bhambri and is cousin of Prerna Bhambri and Prateek Bhambri, all of whom are professional tennis players. His hobbies are reading, swimming and playing tennis. His favourite tennis player is Rafael Nadal. His tennis coach is Aditya Sachdeva.
Bhambri reached the junior combined No. 1 ranking in the world in February 2009. He won the Junior Australian Open Boys singles title in 2009 by beating Alexandros-Ferdinandos Georgoudas of Greece in the finals. He competed in all the Junior Grand Slam Tournaments in 2008, He lost in 2008 Australian Open Boys' Singles in the semi-finals to eventual champion Bernard Tomic. He lost in the first round of the French Open Boys' Singles and Wimbledon Boys' Singles. He made it to the second round of US Open Boys' Singles before losing to his doubles partner. He played in three Junior Grand Slam Doubles tournaments partnering with Karunuday Singh at the Australian Open Boys' Doubles losing in the first round, Ilija Vujic at the French Open Boys' Doubles losing in the second round, and Filip Krajinović at the US Open Boys' Doubles losing in the first round.
After a disappointing performance in the grand slam events, Yuki's career went back on track with his success in the Junior Fed Cup in Mexico, where he led India to the semifinals along with Saurabh Singh, losing due to an ankle injury. Later, Yuki went on to win a Grade A ITF tournament, Osaka Mayor's Cup, defeating top 30 Hiroki Moriya. Maintaining this momentum, Yuki also won the Asia/Oceania Cup in Indonesia. He continued his winning streak with a stellar performance in the Eddie Herr Cup by reaching the semifinals only to lose to the champion, Alex Domijan. Yuki concluded his season by making history as the first Indian winner of the prestigious Orange Bowl at the young age of 16, beating top US player Jarmere Jenkins in straight sets.
In 2009, Bhambri began the year strong winning the junior Australian Open, defeating Greek Alexandros-Ferdinandos Georgoudas in the final in only 57 minutes. Throughout the tournament, he only dropped one set, becoming the first Indian singles winner of the junior Australian Open at the young age of 16 and the fourth Indian in history to capture a junior singles grand slam title. Due to his success in juniors, he soon decided to focus solely on professional tournaments, except for the junior grand slam events.
|Junior Grand Slam Tournaments|
Yuki had participated in a number of Future and Challenger events in India since he was 15, but has focused mostly on ITF junior events after turning 16.
After his win in the Orange Bowl, Yuki obtained a wild card in the Sony Ericsson Open qualifying draw; however, IMG, the host of the tournament, decided to upgrade Yuki to receive a spot in the main draw of the tournament, where he competed a draw including all the top professionals such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic. He also obtained a wild card spot in the doubles main draw pairing with Harsh Mankad as well as a wild card spot in the singles qualifying draw in the Chennai Open, where he lost to top college player and compatriot Sanam Singh, 4–6, 6–4, 6–1. Yuki also obtained a wild card position for the 2010 Australian Open qualifying draw as an additional reward for his win at the 2009 Junior Australian Open. Given his success, Yuki was offered a position of being on the Indian Davis Cup Team, but declined so he could continue practicing in the US to prepare for upcoming the Sony Ericsson Open. In the 2009 Sony Ericsson Open, Yuki lost to top 100 player, Diego Junqueira 6–4, 6–3 in the first round. Following his showing at the Sony Ericsson, Yuki played in an ITF Futures Event in New Delhi, India, where he won the tournament becoming the youngest Indian to win a Futures event; Yuki continued this winning streak by capturing the title of the following Futures event held in the same venue. Yuki made his Davis cup debut against South Africa in the World group play-offs and won his match against a higher ranked opponent in Izak van der Merwe.
Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Club Mahindra Holidays (MHRIL), a leisure hospitality provider, will sponsor Bhambri for a period of five years. For the sponsorship, Mahindra Holidays will avail of promotional and advertising rights in association with Bhambri for their brand "Club Mahindra".
In August, Bhambhri advanced to the finals of the first Youth Olympics Games in Singapore by defeating Damir Džumhur 6–3, 4–6, 6–2. He played Colombian Juan Sebastian Gomez in the finals. After winning the first set 7–6, he narrowly lost the second set 6–7. After suffering cramp in his thigh, he conceded the match with the score at 1–4 in the third set. This gave him a silver medal at the first Youth Olympics in Singapore.
Yuki Bhambri defeated Amir Weintraub in straight sets to win the first ever ATP Challenger singles title of his career in Fergana, Uzbekistan on 20 May 2012. Yuki Bhambri was likely to play with Leander Paes at London Olympics 2012 but was later replaced by Vishnu Vardhan. Yuki Bhambri lost to Russia's Evgeny Kirillov in the quarterfinals in Penza. On 24 July 2012, 7th seed Bhambri defeated Serizhan Yessenbekov of Kazakhstan in the first round of Challenger tennis tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan. On 14 September 2012, he defeated Daniel King of New Zealand in the Asia-Oceania relegation tie in a tough 5 set battle.
He won his first ATP Challenger singles title of the season and second of his career at Traralgon, Australia. He defeated American Bradley Klahn in the final by 6–7(13–15), 6–3, 6–4. This was his second ATP Challenger singles title in his career.
Bhambri entered Australian Open 2014 in Singles and Doubles category. He lost to Potito Starace in first round of qualifying draw. He entered Men's doubles with Michael Venus from New Zealand as his partner. The pair won a wild card play-off tournament to make the cut for their first Major. They defeated Roberto Bautista Agut and Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-2, 7-5 in the first round. In round 2, the pair shocked no 10 seeded Jean-Julien Rojer and his Romanian partner Horia Tecau by defeating in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. They finally lost to 5th seeded Indo-Czech pair of Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek in round 3.
On 8 Feb 2014, Bhambri won his third ATP Challenger singles title with a win at Sriram Capital PL Reddy Memorial ATP Challenger tennis tournament in Chennai. He defeated Alexander Kudryavtsev of Russia by 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the final. He also won the doubles title at same event with his partner Michael Venus of New Zealand. The pair defeated Indo-Slovakian combination of N Sriram Balaji and Blaz Rola 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the doubles final.
Later in the year, Bhambri won 2 medals for India at 2014 Asian Games. He won bronze in Men's singles category. He lost to Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka in semifinals by 6-3, 2-6, 1-6. He won bronze in men's double category with Divij Sharan as his partner. The pair lost in semifinal to Korean pair of Lim Yong-kyu and Chung Hyeon by 7-6(10-8), 6-7(6-8), [9-11].
Singles: 5 (3–2)
|Winner||1.||20 May 2012||Fergana, Uzbekistan||Hard||Amir Weintraub||6–3, 6–3|
|Runner-up||2.||22 Sep 2013||Kaohsiung, Taiwan||Hard||Lu Yen-hsun||4–6, 3–6|
|Winner||3.||27 Oct 2013||Traralgon, Australia||Hard||Bradley Klahn||6–7(13–15), 6–3, 6–4|
|Winner||4.||8 February 2014||Chennai, India||Hard||Alexander Kudryavtsev||4-6, 6-3, 7-5|
|Runner-up||5.||22 February 2015||New Delhi, India||Hard||Somdev Devvarman||6–3, 4–6, 0–6|
Doubles: 9 (4–5)
|Runner-up||1.||17 September 2010||Bangkok, Thailand||Hard||Ryler DeHeart|| Gong Maoxin
|Winner||2.||13 May 2012||Busan, South Korea||Hard||Divij Sharan|| Hsieh Cheng-peng
|1–6, 6–1, [10–5]|
|Runner-up||3.||20 July 2012||Penza, Russia||Hard||Divij Sharan|| Konstantin Kravchuk
|7–6(7–5), 3–6, [7–10]|
|Runner-up||4.||5 August 2012||Beijing, China||Hard||Divij Sharan|| Sanchai Ratiwatana
|6–7(3–7), 6–2, [6–10]|
|Runner-up||5.||9 September 2012||Shanghai, China||Hard||Divij Sharan|| Sanchai Ratiwatana
|Winner||6.||6 July 2013||Winnetka, USA||Hard||Michael Venus|| Somdev Devvarman
|2–6, 6–2, [10–8]|
|Runner-up||7.||22 September 2013||Kaohsiung, Taiwan||Hard||Wang Chieh-fu|| Juan Sebastián Cabal
|Winner||8.||8 February 2014||Chennai, India||Hard||Michael Venus|| N. Sriram Balaji
|Winner||9.||8 September 2014||Shanghai, China||Hard||Divij Sharan|| Somdev Devvarman
|7–6(7–2), 6–7(4–7), [10–8]|
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- "Davis cup profile - Yuki Bhambri".
- "Yuki Bhambari - Profile at ITF tennis".
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- Yuki Bhambri at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Yuki Bhambri at the International Tennis Federation
- Yuki Bhambri at the Davis Cup
- Yuki Bhambri at the International Tennis Federation Junior Profile
- Yuki in Action
- CNN Interview
- Indian tennis has a new hero: Yuki Bhambri
- Orange Bowl Final 1
- Orange Bowl Final 2
- Bhambri Prevents U.S. Sweep
- Yuki Bhambri Wins Orange Bowl