Yuki Bambri go down fighting against Ivan Cerovic

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Bangalore, Oct 23 (UNI) Indian Yuki Bambri wasted two match points before going down to third seed Ivan Cerovic of Croatia, while other Indians Vivek Shokeen and Vijayant Malik advanced to the second round of the 15000 Dollar Gulbarga Open ITF Men's tennis tournament here today.

On a day that produced exciting duels, unseeded Yuki, who stretched the Croation to the limit, went down fighting at 7-6(8), 4-6, 6-7(6). The 15-year-old teenager from Delhi should have created a major upset as at one stage he led by 4-1 in the decider and even had two match points at 6-4 in the tie breaker. However Ivan had the last laugh as he reeled off three winners in a row to claw back into the match from brink of a defeat.

In the most absorbing match of the day played on the centre court Yuki suddenly lost the control over the match after calling the shots in the first and the deciding sets.

In the other matches, unseeded Indians Vivek Shokeen and Vijayant Malik defeated their compatriots to make it to the second round.

While Vivek defeated Vignesh Chandrasekhar 6-3, 7-6(3), Vijayant rallied back to beat Ajay Selvaraj 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.

Meanwhile fourth seed Dekel Valtzer of Israel, fifth seed Philipp Oswald of Austria and seventh seed Marek Semjan of Slovakia also advanced into the round of 16.

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