Yuki Bhambri advances in Chennai
CHENNAI, India -- Indian wild card Yuki Bhambri advanced to his first career ATP quarterfinals in the Chennai Open on Thursday after third-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy retired during their match.
Bhambri was dominating 16th-ranked Fognini when he conceded the match with a left quadriceps strain when Bhambri was leading 6-1, 5-5. Fognini quit just when he seemed to be finding his rhythm.
Bhambri, ranked 195th, became the first Indian to reach the Chennai quarters since 2009.
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