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Indian challenge ends at Tashkent Challenger

October 09, 2012 17:09 IST

India's campaign ended at the $125000 Tashkent ATP Challenger after Davis Cuppers, Yuki Bhambri, Vishnu Vardhan and Sanam Singh got beaten in their respective first round matches.

In the first round matches of the main draw, eighth seeded Karol Beck of Slovakia scored a comfortable 6-1, 6-3 win over Yuki, while Russia's Igor Kunitsyn beat Vishnu 6-3, 6-4, and in a battle of qualifiers, Oleksandr Nedovyesov outplayed Sanam 6-0, 6-4 at the Olympic Tennis School.

India's lone pair in the doubles event, Yuki and Divij also went down fighting to third seeded German pair of Andre Begemann and Martin Emmrich in the first round. The German pair won 6-4, 6-4, ending India's challenge at the event.

Meanwhile, in the first upset, local wild card Farrukh Dustov beat sixth seeded Vasek Pospisil of Canada 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to enter the last sixteen stage.

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