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Challenger Tour: Yuki in final of the Traralgon event

November 02, 2013 18:04 IST

Yuki Bhambri is busy writing his own success story.

The Delhi lad avenged his last week's defeat against James Duckworth by knocking out the home favourite Australian from the Traralgon event and earned himself a shot at his second title on the Challenger Tour on Saturday.

Challenger Tour: Yuki in final of the Traralgon event    The 21-year Yuki old had lost to Duckworth last week in the Melbourne Challenger but today he put up a much better show and sent the second seed packing with a comfortable 6-2, 6-4 scoreline in the semi-finals.

The 277-ranked Yuki will now fight it out American top seed Bradley Klahn in the final of the $50000 hard court event.

Yuki, who won his first Challenger level title in Fergana, Uzbekistan last year, had lost to Bradley, ranked 123, in July this year in Binghamton.

It will be Yuki's second Challenger level final of the season. He had lost the summit clash of the Kaohsiung event in Taiwan to Yen-Hsun Lu in September.

Meanwhile, in the $75000 Charlottesville event in the United States, both Somdev Devvarman and Saketh Myneni crashed out after quarter-final defeats.

Second seed Somdev lost 6-7 (4), 4-6 to seventh seed American Rhyne Williams while Myneni's splendid run ended with a 4-6, 0-6 defeat against Canadian Jesse Levine.

Image: Yuki Bhambri

Photograph: Lucas Dawson/Getty Images