Qualifier Yuki Bhambri stretched the 59th-ranked Slovenian Aljaz Bedene earlier than shedding 6-3, 1-6, 4-6 within the first spherical of the $2,048,855 ATP tennis event in Dubai on Monday.
Bhambri, taking part in in his third event after getting back from a two-year break owing to harm, received 10 ATP factors for making it to the principle draw and in addition collected $13,300.
After competing within the ATP Tour occasion in Singapore on a protected rating, Bhambri clinched the doubles title with Saketh Myneni within the $15,000 ITF event in Lucknow earlier than flying out to Dubai. He beat Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan to qualify for the principle draw.
The end result: $2,048,855 ATP, Dubai: Singles (first spherical): Aljaz Bedene (Slo) bt Yuki Bhambri 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.