US Open: Yuki Bhambri, Sanam Singh Lose, No Indian in Singles Event

Yuki Bhambri and Sanam Singh lost in the qualifying competition while Somdev Devvarman had previously lost in the first round.

Updated: August 22, 2014 17:05 IST
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Yuki Bhambri failed to mount a challenge against James McGee. (File photo)

New York: There will be no Indian competing in the singles event of the US Open this year as all three players have been eliminated from the qualifying competition following second round defeats of Yuki Bhambri and Sanam Singh, here.

Yuki Bhambri, who has missed on-court action for five months this season due to injury, lost to Ireland's James McGee 7-5 2-6 5-7 in two hours and 19 minutes.

Sanam Singh also had a one-set advantage before eventually losing 7-5 6-7(3) 3-6 to Anderas Beck of Germany in two hours and 16 minutes.

The country's top player Somdev Devvarman, who has been struggling since the Delhi Open victory in February, had crashed out in the first round.

Yuki converted only three of the 13 break chances while the Irish players broke the Indian five times out of 13 chances. James fired nine winners to none from the Indian.

Sanam Singh committed nine double faults in the contest and Beck converted only three of the seven break chances. Beck broke Sanam four times.

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