Thursday, January 31, 2008

All training, no tennis for Yuki Bhambri in February

Teenage prodigy Yuki Bhambri, considered by many to be India's next tennis great, is taking a break from the Junior tour for a month of training before playing Asian circuit events in March.

The 15-year-old's dream run in the 2008 Australian Open Boys' Singles event came to an end in the semifinals, where he lost in three sets to eventual champion Bernard Tomic of Australia.

Bhambri, ranked 12 in the world after his exploits at Melbourne Park, told the Indian Tennis Blog he won't be playing any ITF Junior circuit events in February.

"I plan to train for a month and then perhaps play the Asian circuit - Thailand, Philippines - and the (Grade) B1 in Delhi in March and April," Bhambri said.

"Hopefully, I will be able to further improve my ranking then."

Currently, Bhambri is gearing up for the LTAT Junior Championships at Nonthaburi, Thailand (March 10-16) and the Mitsubishi-Lancer International Juniors Championships at Manila (March 25-30).

Meanwhile, Yuki's elder siblings Sanaa and Ankita are heading for training in Florida before trying their luck at the $25,000 ITF Clearwater tournament beginning February 18. Several Indian women players, led by Indian no. 2 Sunitha Rao, have entered the Florida event.

"...and then (we'll) probably come back and play the challengers (Delhi and Noida) and the WTA (Bangalore) in March," Sanaa told the Indian Tennis Blog.

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