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Yuki out of Busan Open

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Top Indian player was today knocked out of the Busan Open by China's Ze Zhang while a gritty N fought tooth and nail before losing a tight second round to second seed at Samarkand Challenger.

Second seed Yuki, playing his first tournament after winning the Challenger title at Santaizi in Taiwan, lost 4-6 3-6 to his 265th ranked Chinese opponent to whom he had never lost before.

It was third match between the two players.

Balaji, who had qualified into the main draw, lost 6-7(5) 6-7(3) to his Hungarian challenger after a stiff two-hour four minute battle. Balaji is also competing in the doubles event with

Meanwhile, at the Heilbronn Challenger in Germany, India's Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and his Austrian partner reached the quarterfinals with a 6-3 6-4 win over and

However, at the Bordeaux Challenger in France, the second seeded pair of Purav Raja and his French partner lost their quarterfinal match 3-6 5-7 to pair of and

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 16:25 IST