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Yuki inches closer to Australian Open main draw

Press Trust of India  |  Melbourne 

Putting up a dominating show, outclassed Spaniard Carlos to reach the third and final qualifying round of the Australian Open, here today.

Bhambri, who is in good nick, routed the world number 183 6-0 6-2 in the second round of the men's singles qualifiers.

The 25-year-old Indian, ranked 122, won 54 points in the 57-minute contest, breaking his rival six times in the match.

Bhambri will now fight it out with Canadian Peter Polanksy for a place in the main draw.

If Bhambri clears the final hurdle, it will be his third appearance in the Australian men singles main draw.

In 2015, as a qualifier, he had lost to in the first round and in 2016 he bumped into Tomas Berdych to make a first round exit.

Ramkumar Ramanathan, India's next best in the rankings at number 139, will play his second round later in the day.

The 23-year-old from is up against French man Gleb Sakharov, ranked 156.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 15:30 IST