Bhambri advances, Myneni bows out of Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 11 (IANS) Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri defeated seventh seed Stefan Kozlov of America to advance into the second round of the Australian Open qualifiers here on Wednesday.

The 53-ranked Bhambri outplayed Kozlov 6-1, 6-4 in the opening round match.

He will now take on Serbia’s Pedja Krstin, who defeated Czech Republic’s Zdenek Konar 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 in his opening round.

In another match, Saketh Myneni lost to Peter Gojowczyk of Germany and bowed out of the tournament.

Myneni was beaten by 0-6, 2-6 against 189th ranked German player.

–IANS

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