Yuki Bhambri won his first singles Challenger title of the 2018 season, and seventh overall, when he outplayed compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-3 6-4 in the final of the Taipei event, a victory which will push him back into the top-100 bracket.
Yuki has now beaten Ramkumar four times in five meetings.
Yuki earned 125 ranking points and a prize purse of USD 21,600 while Ramkumar got 75 points and USD 12,720 for his effort.
The 25-year-old from Delhi had broken into the top-100 late in 2015 but a tennis elbow injury hampered his progress. He had touched a career-high rank of 88 that year and is expected to better his personal-best singles rank when the new ATP chart will be released tomorrow.
Ramkumar is also expected to better his career-best rank of 132.
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