Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby jaydeep » Mon May 01, 2017 11:52 am

Yuki is playing the doubles with Britisher Brydan Klein.

[R1] (PR) Yuki Bhambri (IND)/ Brydan Klein (GBR) vs (WC) Yunseong Chung (KOR)/ Soon Woo Kwon (KOR)

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby vatsal323 » Tue May 02, 2017 4:03 am

Yuki's match is on Live Stream and he's up a break at 4-3 in the first set. Yuki should manage Hong quite comfortably!

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby sameerph » Tue May 02, 2017 4:36 am

Yuki won the first set 6-3 but is a break down 2-4 in the second set.

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby vatsal323 » Tue May 02, 2017 4:39 am

Yuki's taken a MTO. Damn! :-(

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby sameerph » Tue May 02, 2017 4:52 am

And he gets broken again to lose the second set 3-6. :-(

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby Rajiv » Tue May 02, 2017 4:59 am

Any Korean in Korea is a dangerous proposition , combined with a suspect fitness level means Yuki has his back against the wall

Hope he can recover soon and turn things around in the 3rd set.

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby Rajiv » Tue May 02, 2017 5:46 am

Phew , Yuki scraps through in 3 sets , 6-3, 3-6 , 6-4
This could be due to rustiness , and hopefully it has prepared him well for the coming matches for a much better perfomance

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby sameerph » Tue May 02, 2017 5:55 am

And of course Seong Chan Hong is a pretty good player. He was ranked 2 in ITF junior ranking last year and was Australian open junior finalist in 2015 where he beat the likes of Taylor Fritz and Akira Santilan. So, on home courts it was not easy match-up at all especially since Yuki was playing after more than a months. Glad that Yuki came thru in the end.

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby sameerph » Tue May 02, 2017 6:03 am

Putting the result in our usual format -

At $50K+H Gimcheon Challenger 2017, Korea

[R1] Yuki Bhambri (IND,283) d. (WC) Seong-Chan Hong (KOR,517) 63 36 64

Much tougher match awaits next.

[R2] Yuki Bhambri (IND,283) vs. (2) Konstnin Kravchuk (RUS,105)

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby PKBasu » Tue May 02, 2017 7:43 am

Great to see that Yuki is capable of beating such a good player immediately after an injury break.

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby PKBasu » Tue May 02, 2017 8:57 am

Yuki is still using his PR this week for both singles and doubles.

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby arjun2761 » Tue May 02, 2017 4:01 pm

Saw last part of the second set, and this wasn't Hong playing all that well. Yuki looked very sluggish in his movement and in his serves. Otherwise, his ground game was a lot better than Hong's game. At 4-2 in final set, Yuki has 4-5 break points but couldn't convert any of them and then promptly gifted the break back with a double fault and by netting a routine volley. Fortunately, he was able to break again to secure the win.

Hopefully, the sluggish movement is because of rust as he probably didn't move much when resting his knee rather than the injury persisting. However, if he plays the same way in the second match, he is unlikely to win.

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby PKBasu » Wed May 03, 2017 1:47 am

Arjun's description (and the MTO in the second set) suggests that Yuki isn't fully match-fit, but is returning to get some match practice before the FO qualifiers (where he will probably lose in Q1 if he is playing like this). Which begs the question: why is he playing doubles this week? :damn:
When will our #1 player of this decade get himself a professional coaching/scheduling team?

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby suresh » Wed May 03, 2017 2:23 am

I saw parts of the match. I got the feeling that Yuki was being careful by not pushing himself too hard. The second round will a better test of his fitness. I doubt if he would have lost the second set if he had been playing matches regularly.

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Re: Taiwan/China/Korea Challengers- April/May 2017

Postby sameerph » Wed May 03, 2017 4:57 am

What Arjun is saying seems to be true. Yuki lost the first set 2-6. Live stream is not working. But, Yuki seems to be struggling.


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