Yuki Bhambri showed glimpses of his talent, which has never been in doubt, during the ATP 500 Dubai Duty Free Championships. Yuki beat recently crowned Tata Open Maharashtra champion Joao Sousa, before losing to the in-form Christopher O’connell from Australia.
In this brief interview, Yuki talks about his Dubai campaign, how his body feels, his upcoming schedule, etc.
Q) Thoughts on the match today against O’connell
YB – Tough one. Good opponent. He played really well. In such matches, it comes down to a few points here and there. He played those points better.
Q) This was your fourth tournament on the trot for you after a while. How’s the body feeling?
YB – I feel good, I feel okay. I have matches under my belt. I’ll continue throughout the year and see how it goes.
Q) You played only the doubles in the Bengaluru Challengers. Any strategy behind it?
YB – The strategy is to mix and match singles and doubles. So playing just doubles was a part of that strategy
Q) Your serve seems to have improved. Any particular efforts that went on in that direction?
YB – I have been working really hard on my overall game, not just the serve in particular. It’s about putting everything together and keep working hard
Q) What’s your schedule looking like from here?
YB – I have the Davis Cup tie against Denmark in New Delhi next. We’ve not decided what to do after that, given the calendar is released only a month in advance because of covid. But I am going to play all the Grand Slams for sure.