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Bhambri stuns World No 22 Monfils in Citi Open at Washington

Indian Davis Cup Squad member Yuki Bhambri recorded the second biggest win of his career when he knocked out world number 22 and defending champion Gael Monfils in the ATP Citi Open in Washington. Bhambri enters the pre-quarter finals and now faces Guido Pella of Argentina.

Bhambri took 1 hour and 51 minutes for a 6-3 4-6 7-5 upset win over the sixth-seeded Frenchman. It is also only the second time that Bhambri has won two main draw matches at an ATP World Tour event since his quarter-final appearance at Chennai Open in January 2014. There he had beaten world number 16 Fabio Fognini but the Italian had retired from that match due to a fitness issue.

It was a good day for India as in the men’s doubles Rohan Bopanna and his partner Donald Young of USA overcoming their opening hurdle by defeating Canadian Daniel Nestor and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan in straight sets. However, a herculean task awaits Bopanna and Young when they take on fourth-seeded American brothers, Bob and Mike Bryan, in the quarterfinals.

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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