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Thompson, Bhambri start with easy wins

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Chennai : Top-seed Jordan Thompson of Australia and second-seed Yuki Bhambri of India advanced with straight set wins on Tuesday in the Chennai Open ATP Challenger tennis tournament here.

While Thompson beat Mohamed Maamoun of Egypt 6-4, 6-2, Bhambri got past Bernabe Zapata Miralles of Spain 6-1, 7-6.

Bhambri blew away the Spaniard’s challenge in the first set, winning it 6-1 in quick time.


He broke thrice and dominated the proceedings with strong serves and punishing ground strokes.

In the second set the Spaniard recovered well and played with much more intensity. Both players traded a break before the set moved to the tiebreak which Bhambri won 7-3.