Bhambri sends world No 12 Lucas Poulie packing

 Indian Wells (USA), Mar 12:

Indian Davis Cupper Yuki Bhambri registered the biggest win of his career as he toppled world number 12 Lucas Pouille to breeze into the third round of the Indian Wells Masters, here.

             In a stunning performance, the 110th ranked Yuki, who qualified for the main draw, dispatched the ninth seed Frenchman 6-4 6-4 in one hour and 19 minutes.

             The win is the biggest for the 25-year-old Indian, who had shocked the tennis world by demolishing Citi Open defending champion and world number 22 Gael Monfils in August 2017.

             Yuki had beaten world number 16 Fabio Fognini in 2014 at the Chennai Open but the Italian had retired from that match due to a fitness issue.

             The win has already ensured Bhambri 45 ranking points and USD 47,170.

             He will next take on tall American world number 21 Sam Querry, who ousted Germany’s Mischa Zverev 6-4 7-5.

             Rohan Bopanna was ousted from the men’s doubles in the first round with Edourad Roger-Vasselin. PTI