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Dubai ATP 500: Yuki Bhambri/Robin Hasse bow out in semi-final

Indo-Dutch pair Yuki Bhambri and Robin Hasse lost to a higher-ranked opponent in the semi-finals of the Dubai Tennis ATP 500 C'ships.

Dubai ATP 500: Yuki Bhambri/Robin Hasse bow out in semi-final

Yuki Bhambri and Robin Hasse crashed out of the semi-finals of the ATP 500 Dubai Open.


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 1 March 2024 5:24 PM GMT

Indian tennis player Yuki Bhambri and his Dutch partner Robin Hasses failed to cross the semi-final hurdle and ended their brilliant run in the Dubai Tennis ATP 500 championships on Friday.

Bhambri/Hasse lost to the American-Croatian duo of Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek. They lost 6-3, 7-6 (2) in a match that went on for one hour and twenty minutes.

The Indo-Dutch pair entered the main draw of the tournament by winning the qualifying round.

The Indo-Dutch pair committed a string of unforced errors at crucial junctures, while their higher-ranked opponents' potent first serve saw them win the first set with ease.

Though Yuki and Hasse fought tooth and nail against Dodig (world No. 7 in doubles) and Krajicek (No.3) in the second set, the rivals were too good for them on the day.

Earlier in the quarter-finals, Bhambri/Hasse upset the third-seeded British-New Zealand pairing of Jamie Murray and Michael Venus in straight sets 6-4, 7-6(1).

Among other Indians in the tournament, the world no.1 pairing of Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden suffered a quarterfinal exit after losing a close three-setter (6-3, 3-6, 8-10) match against a Greek-Czech pair of Ariel Behar and Adam Pavlasek.

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