Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni continued to prosper as a team on the doubles circuit, as they picked up the ATP Salinas Challenger title beating the 1st and 2nd seeds along the way.
Talking about the final match against the 2nd seeds, Yuki said – “Our opponents came out all guns blazing. But it’s about just 1-2 points here and there in doubles. We were able to turn the tide fortunately.”
“It took us 31 hours to get here. But Salinas is a beautiful place. So it was worth it in the end”, said Yuki Bhambri.
Yuki and Saketh now head to Sarasota, Florida, where they will be joined by fellow Indians in Sumit Nagal, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan.
Their results this week –
[R1] Yuki Bhambri / Saketh Myneni (IND/IND) d. (1) Ramkumar Ramanathan / Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (IND/IND) 6-3 7-6
[QF] Yuki Bhambri (IND) / Saketh Myneni (IND) d. Benjamin Lock (ZIM) / Courteny John Lock (ZIM) 6-3 6-4
[SF] Yuki Bhambri (IND) / Saketh Myneni (IND) d. Akira Santilan (AUS) / Rubin Statham (NZL) 6-4 6-4
[F] Yuki Bhambri (IND) / Saketh Myneni (IND) def. (2) JC Aragone (USA) / Roberto Quiroz (COL) 4-6 6-3 10-7
Photos from the week:
(Photo Courtesy – Salinas Open Team)