Yuki Bhambri and Albano Olivetti knock out French open finalists at BMW Open

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Yuki Bhambri and Albano Olivetti

In a thrilling display of skill and determination, the Indo-French pair of Yuki Bhambri and Albano Olivetti pulled off a major upset at the BMW Open. They faced the formidable duo of Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen, who were the reigning French Open finalists.

Yuki Bhambri and Albano Olivetti defeat Monte Carlo Masters winners

The match was a nail-biter, with Bhambri and Olivetti eventually emerging victorious with a score of 4-6, 7-6, 10-6. This victory was particularly significant as Gille and Vliegen had recently clinched the Monte Carlo Masters title.

Bhambri, an Indian tennis star, and Olivetti, a French player, have been a force to reckon with this season. They had previously teamed up for the ATP Marrakech Open, where they made it to the semifinals. Their performance in the BMW Open further solidifies their standing as a strong doubles pair.

The match against Gille and Vliegen was a test of their mettle. Despite losing the first set, Bhambri and Olivetti did not lose heart. They fought back in the second set, pushing the match into a decisive super tie-break. Their tenacity paid off as they clinched the super tie-break and the match.

Rutuja Bhosale reaches pre-quarters at W50

Meanwhile, Rutuja Bhosale advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the Chinese women’s singles W50 Shenzhen, a hard-court event. Rutuja partnering with YeXin Ma of China also reached the quarterfinals of the event.

Rutuja will next face Liu Fangzhou of China, whereas, in women’s doubles, Rutuja and Ye Xin Ma will take on Prarthana Thombare and Arianne Hartono.

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