Yuki Bhambri set for his Chennai Open quarterfinals later tonight
All eyes would be on Yuki Bhambri today, the lone Indian singles player in the last eight of Chennai Open. Yuki was pitted against world number 16 Fabio Fognini in the second round of the competition yesterday, but his injured left leg forced him to concede the match when the score read 1-6 and 5-5. Forgini had withdrawn from the doubles competition as well, where he was expected to partner Indian superstar, Leander Paes.
As a result of which, the Indian will play against the fifth seeded player V. Pospisil later tonight for a spot in the final four, where the crowd will support Yuki Bhambri to the core. It is the vocal crowd in Chennai, which could encourage the Indian to come up with his A class game, else Pospisil could run away with the match.
One would have to choose V. Pospisil as favourite as well, who ranks way higher than Yuki Bhambri. Along with this he has an experience of playing all grand slams till date against top players.
In the second round of the competition, Pospisil's opponent, Y. Lu also retired, making it easy for the Canadian player to progress further in the competition.
Yuki Bhambri is only the third Indian to reach the quarterfinals of the competition, reported NDTV. The other two being Somdev Devvarman who finished runners up in 2009 and Leander Paes, who reached the final four in 1998.