Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Yuki Bhambri planning to play U.S. Open juniors

For all those who thought tennis prodigy Yuki Bhambri has turned his back on the junior circuit, go eat dirt.

Bhambri told The Indian Tennis Blog he's planning to play the US Open in September.

The Australian Open boys champion and reigning world number one surprised fans by skipping Roland Garros and Wimbledon this year.

An ankle injury did trouble Bhambri just before the French Open, but three days short of his 17th birthday, India's next big tennis hope is hitting balls at a Futures event in sweltering New Delhi instead of cheering compatriots Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza at the All England Club.

There's a method to this madness. Bhambri won back-to-back Futures events in April, helping him reach a career-best men's singles ranking of 650 in June. A win at the F5 event this week would help him zoom up the senior rankings even quicker.

After all, he's hoping to break into the Top-500 by the end of the year.

But what of his ankle injury?

"I think I have fully recovered because the ankle is not bothering me at all," Bhambri told us.

After back-to-back hardcourt Futures in India, the young tennis sensation said he might be headed to Syria to play in a Futures event there.


  1. Hi get the details on 2009 US Open Tennis Grand Slam Schedule

    Tuesday, Aug 25 - Friday, Aug 28
    Qualifying Tournament

    Saturday, Aug 29
    Arthur Ashe Kids Day

    Monday, Aug 31
    Day: Men's/Women's 1st Round
    Evening: Men's/Women's 1st Round

    Tuesday, Sept 1
    Day: Men's/Women's 1st Round
    Evening: Men's/Women's 1st Round

    Wednesday, Sept 2
    Day: Men's 1st Round/Women's 2nd Round
    Evening: Men's 2nd Round/Women's 2nd Round

    Thursday, Sept 3
    Day: Men's/Women's 2nd round
    Evening: Men's/Women's 2nd Round

    Friday, Sept 4
    Day: Men's 2nd Round/Women's 3rd Round
    Evening: Men's 2nd Round/Women's 3rd Round

    Saturday, Sept 5
    Day: Men's/Women's 3rd Round
    Evening: Men's/Women's 3rd Round

    Sunday, Sept 6
    Day: Men's 3rd Round/Women's Round of 16
    Evening: Men's 3rd Round/Women's Round of 16

    Monday, Sep 7
    Day: Men's/Women's Round of 16
    Evening: Men's/Women's Round of 16

    Tuesday, Sep 8
    Day: Men's Round of 16
    Evening: Women's Quarterfinal

    Wednesday, Sep 9
    Day: Men's and/or Women's Quarterfinal
    Evening: Men's and/or Women's Quarterfinal

    Thursday, Sep 10
    Day: Men's Quarterfinal/Mixed Doubles Final
    Evening: Men's Quarterfinal

    Friday, Sep 11
    Day: Men's Doubles Final/Women's Semifinals

    Saturday, Sep 12
    Day: Men's Semifinals
    Evening: Women's Final/Pre-Match Ceremony

    Sunday, Sep 13
    Day: Women's Doubles Final/Men's Final

  2. please updtae the blog rankings. It is same after 30 june

  3. The world's best junior tennis player in boys category is?

    A) Yuki India

    B) Grigor Bulgaria

    C) Daniel Sweden

    D) Liang-Chi China

    E) Agustin Argentina

    To vote this question please click the link given below


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