Indian tennis ace Yuki Bhambri’s stellar show at the ATP Citi Open came to hault on Saturday after going down against 15th seed South African, Kevin Anderson. Bhambri put out his best on the court before a three-set defeat in the quarterfinals.
The former junior number 1 enjoyed his career best run at the competition by defeating Argentina’s Guido Pella in the last eight to seal a spot in the semifinals, this was his second semifinal appearance after having previously achieve the feat in the 2014, Chennai Open.
Bhambri lost 4-6, 6-4, 3-6 against Anderson in the quarterfinals after impressing throughout the tournament. His loss will keep him away from fetching the whole prize money of the tournament but the Indian has already assured him an amount of $44,595 with his semi final entry.
In what was his best performance in an ATP event the Indian outclassed the world number 100 Guido Pella and world number 22 Gael Monfils of France. Bhambri made a place in the quarterfinals of a tournament consisting the likes of French open semi-finalist Dominic Thiem and World number 9 Kei Nishikori.
Earlier Rohan Bopanna and his American counter-part Donald Young exited from the tournament after losing against the all American pair of Mike and Bob Bryan.