Ramkumar wins, Yuki retires in Columbus Challenger
New Delhi: Ramkumar Ramanathan advanced to the second round of the Columbus Challenger with a win over American Sekou Bangoura but Yuki Bhambri retired midway in his opening round match to bow out of the tournament.
Second seed Ramkumar beat his American opponent 7-6 (7) 6-4 in a tough opening round singles match that lasted two hours and six minutes.
Yuki could not complete his first round due to a hip problem and lost 6-4 6-7(5) 0-2 to Jose Fernandez- Hermandez after two hours and 16 minutes.
Ramkumar is the only Indian in the singles event of the $75,000 hard court tournament as Prajnesh Gunneswran has already exited after his first round defeat.