Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri suffered a straight-sets loss to Tomas Machac of the Czech Republic in the Australian Open qualifiers here on Thursday, meaning the first Grand Slam of the year will have no Indian participation in the singles main draw. Bhambri lost her second round qualifying match 1-6 3-6.
Machac has a career-high ATP singles ranking of 131, achieved on November 8, 2021. He also has a career-high doubles ranking of 470, achieved on November 1. November 2021.
On Tuesday, returning man Bhambri impressed with his attacking game at the net in a straight-sets win, but Ramkumar Ramanathan’s 23rd attempt to break a Grand Slam singles main draw ended in a loss in the first round in the Australian Open qualifiers.
In women’s singles, Ankita Raina, ranked 203rd, was defeated by Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko, ranked 120th, 6-1, 6-0 in just 50 minutes.