From Singapore, Lucknow to Dubai, it’s a source of hope for Yuki Bhambri, who lost two years to a knee injury.
Beating two of the country’s top players, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Prajnesh Gunneswaran in qualifying for the Dubai ATP-500 event, Yuki, 28, showed he was getting into his rhythm. He played well against Aljaz Bedene de Sovenia, one of the top 60 players, before losing in three sets.
After Singapore and before heading to Dubai, Yuki took advantage of this time to play doubles at the $ 15,000 event in Lucknow with Saketh Myneni and won the title.
“Having a good result makes you feel confident,” said Yuki, who will travel to Florida to play two Challengers in Orlando and Tallahassee.
“I like to play in the United States. I look forward to these events because I haven’t been there for a long time, ”said Yuki.
It’s been two weeks of solid preparation for Yuki back home in the capital, training with Saketh Myneni, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Vijay Sundar Prashanth.
“I have to train with good players because the ITF tournament was taking place here. I can’t wait to play tournaments again, ”said nervous Yuki, who has lost a lot of weight and has become more athletic.
Yuki hopes his body will cooperate for a sturdy tennis. “I have been relatively well. Some days my knee hurts. I’m still figuring out all the exercises that need to be done consistently to make sure I don’t have pain, ”Yuki said.
Looking ahead, Yuki said that as the Grand Slam approaches, he is keen to do well at Roland Garros and Wimbledon.