Davis Cup: There Was No Pressure on Me, Says Yuki Bhambri

Yuki Bhambri lost to Serbia Filip Krajinovic 3-6, 4-6, 4-6 in the reverse singles of the World Group play-off as India slipped to Asia-Oceania.

Updated: September 15, 2014 20:15 IST
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Yuki Bhambri in action during Davis Cup singles tie.

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Bangalore: India's tennis player Yuki Bhambri on Tuesday denied there was any pressure on him for retaining his place in the squad after losing two matches in the Davis Cup World Group play-off against Serbia, which the hosts lost 2-3.

"I don't think so," he told reporters at the post-match press conference at the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA) stadium here.

Yuki lost to Filip Krajinovic 3-6, 4-6, 4-6 as the 2010 champions reclaimed their place in the World Group.

With this, India's agonising wait to return to the World Group continued as they lost 2-3 to Serbia in the rain-hit playoff tie after Yuki surrendered tamely in the decisive fifth rubber against Krajinovic.

Even if there is pressure, Yuki said it is good because more and more players coming up is better for Indian tennis.

"If there is pressure it is good because more people coming up is better for Indian tennis. If Ram Kumar is the guy so better be it. He is a good player, and we will see a lot more of him in future, especially playing Davis Cup in the future," he said.

Yuki further said he was more disappointed with himself as he could not deliver while the rest of the players won matches for the country.

"Of course there was disappointment on the very first day when I lost the match. I am also disappointed now. More disappointment that everybody fought so hard and I was not able to deliver. That's how the game is. Hopefully, I will get chances in the future," he said.

Talking about his loss to Krajinovic, Yuki said he had been in similar situations in the past.

"I had my chances. I have got used to being in that position. Yeah I had chances but I could not capitalise on it. Usually I make them, but did not do them in last three days of the tie," he said.

"It was lot to do with too many unforced errors. Ten years of my tennis probably the amount of mistakes I made this last two day was enormous," Yuki added.

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