• Thursday, December 08, 2022

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Bhambri vows to defeat Grand Slam jinx after Wimbledon exit

India’s Yuki Bhambri returns against Italy’s Thomas Fabbiano during their men’s singles first round match on the first day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 2, 2018. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Sarwar Alam

India’s Yuki Bhambri vowed to break his Grand Slam jinx after slipping to a fifth defeat in five matches at the majors at Wimbledon on Monday (2). The 25-year-old made his Wimbledon main draw bow after a career-long wait but despite a promising start he lost 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 to Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano. Bhambri had tried and failed twice before to qualify for Wimbledon in 2012 and 2015. But a world ranking boost to 85 allowed him to make the main draw this year by rights. “Playing at Wimbledon is something that I have always looked forward to so I was a little nervous coming into…

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