Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri on 25 December 2016 won the title of the $10000 ITF Hong Kong F4 Futures. It is the first singles trophy of the season. It was his 11th title on the ITF Pro Circuit.
The third seed from India defeated the tournament’s number two Shintaro Imai of Japan 6-4, 7-5.
Bhambri won 75% of his first service points and broke serve three times to lock victory in one hour and 54 minutes.
With the win, the world number 534 takes away $1440 in prize money along with 18 ATP ranking points.
On the other hand, Cheng-Peng Hsieh of Taipei and Pak Long Yeung from Hong Kong defeated Hong Kong’s Karan Rastogi and Jack Wong to win the doubles title 5-7, 6-3, 10-4.
About Yuki Bhambri
- Yuki Bhambri is an Indian professional tennis player and former Junior No. 1.
- He was the winner of the 2009 Australian Open Junior Championship. He is the first Indian to seal victory in the junior Australian Open title. He is also the fourth Indian ever to capture a junior singles Grand Slam championship title.
- In 2015, he played against two-time grand slam champion, Andy Murray, in the first round of the Australian Open. However, Bhambri lost in straight sets.
About ITF Men's Circuit
- The ITF Men's Circuit is a series of professional tennis tournaments held around the world.
- These tournaments are organized by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
- The 2016 ITF Men's Circuit is the 2016 edition of the second tier tour for men's professional tennis.
- The ITF Men's Circuit includes tournaments with prize money ranging from $10000 up to $25000.