Yuki skips Wimbledon to play in Futures

June 6th, 2009 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Australian Open champion Yuki Bhambri has decided to skip the All-England tennis championships at Wimbledon in a bid to improve his senior Tour ranking.
Yuki, who missed the junior French Open because of a sprained ankle, feels that there is little he gets to benefit playing in juniors when he should be making his mark in the seniors. So, instead of going to Wimbledon he has decided to play in two back-to-back Futures tournaments at home.

“It was a conscious decision not to play at Wimbledon. There is no point going there with none of the top seeds playing. Instead, he will be better off playing in men’s tournaments. He will benefit more by playing in the men’s circuit,” said Indu Bhambri, Yuki’s mother.

Yuki last month won his maiden ITF title and went on to add one more in the following week.

The two ITF titles catapulted Yuki to 661st position, jumping 897 places.

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