Profile: Yuki Bhambari

Updated: 31 January 2009 06:51 IST

Yuki Bhambri, the top ranked junior tennis player in the world, became the fourth Indian to win boys' junior title in a Grand Slam.

Profile: Yuki Bhambari
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New Delhi:

Yuki Bhambri, the top ranked junior tennis player in the world, became the fourth Indian to win boys' junior title in a Grand Slam after he clinched junior boys's Australian Open 2009 title.

The other Indians in the elite list are Ramanathan Krishnan (1954 Juniour Wimbledon champion), his son Ramesh Krishnan (1970 Wimbledon and French Open junior champion) and Leander Paes (1990 Junior Wimbledon and Junior US Open champion).

Born on July 4, 1992, Yuki hails from a family of tennis players. Younger brother of tennis players Ankita and Sanaa Bhambri, Yuki was a semi-finalist of the Australian Open 2008. Last year he had played all the four Grand Slams but couldn't finish with much success.

However, in the Junior Fed Cup in Mexico, Yuki led India to the semifinals along with Saurabh Singh. He also won a Grade A ITF tournament, Osaka Mayor's Cup, defeating top 30 Hiroki Moriya. He rallied triumphantly and won the Asia/Oceania Cup in Indonesia.

He continued with his great form and reached the semi-finals of the Eddie Herr Cup. Yuki created history after he became the first Indian to win the prestigious Orange Bowl at the young age of 16.

Yuki currently trains at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. In New Delhi, he trains under his coach Aditya Sachdeva.

Topics : Tennis Andy Roddick Lukas Dlouhy Rohan Bopanna Leander Paes Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Maria Sharapova
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