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Yuki to clash with Vesley again


Yuki Bhambri

Kaohsiung (Taiwan): In a Davis Cup rematch, Yuki Bhambri set up the singles semifinal with Czech Republic’s Jiri Vesley in the ATP Challenger event here and also made the doubles semifinal with partner Chu-Huan Yi. Fourth seed Yuki outplayed Taipei player Jimmy Wang 6-4 6-2 in the singles quarterfinals in just 67 minutes and later combined with his Yi to beat local pair of Ti Chen and Liang-Chi Huang 6-0 5-7 10-7.

Playing against world number 40 Vesley in the must-win fourth rubber in the World Group Play off tie, Yuki had suffered a tame defeat in straight sets. Also advancing to the doubles semifinal was fourth seed Indian pair of Somdev Devvarman and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, who got a walkover from Nicolas Barrientos and Marco Trungelliti, who was laid low by a hip injury.

Up next for them are locals Cheng-Peng Hsieh and Tsung-Hua Yang, who shocked top seeded Thai brothers Sanchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana 6-7 6-7(5) 10-7.Yuki and Chu-Huan Yi will take on second seeds Mao-Xin
Gong from China and Hsien-Yin Peng from Taipei.