Yuki concedes quarter-final clash

Updated: 09 June 2011 19:04 IST

Top seed Yuki Bhambri opted out of his second round match due to a knee problem, paving the smooth entry of eighth seed Karunuday Singh into the singles semifinals of the USD 10,000 ITF Futures event, here on Thursday.

New Delhi:

Top seed Yuki Bhambri opted out of his second round match due to a knee problem, paving the smooth entry of eighth seed Karunuday Singh into the singles semifinals of the USD 10,000 ITF Futures event, here on Thursday.

After losing the first set 4-6, Yuki was leading the second 4-3 but a knee injury forced him to concede the clash at the R K Khanna Tennis stadium.

Yuki said it was a sane decision to opt out rather than aggravate the problem.

"Pain was always there. I have not fully recovered. After the power-packed first set, I felt the discomfort. I did not want to aggravate it," Yuki, who has been nursing tendinitis in both knees, said.

In the other quarterfinals, seventh-seeded Vijayant Malik tamed giantkiller Vignesh Peranamullur, 6-2, 7-5.

Vignesh had ousted second seed Rohan Gajjar in his previous clash.

Topics : Tennis Shane Warne Simon Katich Greg Chappell Yuki Bhambri Divij Sharan
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