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Yuki drawn against Fabbiano in Wimbledon opener

June 29, 2018 21:15 IST

Yuki Bhambri

IMAGE: Yuki Bhambri has taken only a set from old nemesis Thomas Fabbiano in three meetings. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

India's top singles player Yuki Bhambri was drawn to meet old nemesis Thomas Fabbiano in his opening match at Wimbledon, which will see as many as six Indians in the doubles main draw.

Bhambri met the Italian thrice, but lost to him on all occasions.

 

The last time they met was at the Nottingham Challenger in 2017. In fact, Yuki, ranked 85th, has taken only a set from Fabbiano, ranked 121, but the Indian is in tremendous form and keen to change the stats.

"It's difficult one. Hope, I can change the result this time," Yuki said, talking to PTI.

In doubles, probably for first time, six players are featuring in the men's draw.

Grand Slam debutants Vishnu Vardhan and Sriram Balaji open their campaign against Wesley Koolhof and Marcus Daniell.

Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin, seeded 12th, are up against Alex De Minaur and John Millman.

Purav Raja and Fabrice Martin will take on Dusan Lajovic and Mirza Basic.

The left-handed Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, playing at Wimbledon for the second successive year with American partner Austin Krajicek, have been drawn to meet Sander Arends and Matwe Middelkoop.

Divij Sharan and his Kiwi partner Artem Sitak will take on Radu Albot and Malek Jaziri.

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