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Yuki cruises into Round 2 of Lexington Challenger

Last updated on: July 30, 2015 17:40 IST

Yuki BhambriYuki Bhambri beat Croatia's Matija Ecotic in straight sets to advance to the second round in the US $50,000 ATP Lexington Challenger on Wednesday.

Returning to complete Tuesday’s unfinished rain-hit match, the Indian youngster conceded only two games, after the match resumed at 4-4, to win 7-5, 6-1.

He could have met compatriot Ramkumar Ramanathan in the next round, but the latter was beaten by Briton Brydan Klein 3-6, 3-6.

Yuki is now the sole Indian left in the singles event as Saketh Myneni lost 2-6, 1-6 to seventh seed Briton Liam Broady earlier.

In doubles, Myneni and Ramkumar are in the quarter-finals with their respective partners.

Myneni and Bulgaria's Dimitar Kutrovsky knocked out the top seeded Australian pair of Alex Bolt and Andrew Whittington, winning 7-5, 5-7, 10-7 in the first round.

Ramkumar and his Australian partner, John Millman, routed American wild cards Sam Barnett and Jesse Witten 6-0, 6-0.

Image: Yuki Bhambri

Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

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