Yuki Bhambri loses in ATP Melbourne Challenger quarterfinal

Melbourne, Oct 25 (ANI): India's Yuki Bhambri has lost to Australia's James Duckworth 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the ATP Melbourne Challenger.

Bhambri had won both his previous matches in straight sets but failed to overcome his Australian opponent to reach the semi-finals and lost without having to play a third set.

The match took 1 hour and 21 minutes in total, while the first set took 35 minutes to complete and the second continuing for 46 minutes before Duckworth was declared the winner.

Bhambri is seen as India's second singles player alongside Somdev Devvarman. (ANI)