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Roland Garros 2018, Men's Singles, Round 1: Yuki Bhambri vs Ruben Bemelmans, Live Match Updates

It's a 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 win for Ruben Bemelmans over Yuki Bhambri
Updated: 29 May 2018 20:39 IST - Published: 29 May 2018 14:23 IST
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The Indian interest will now shift to doubles. Four Indians are in the men's doubles draw, with one of them being Bhambri.

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Goodbye!
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The Indian singles challenge thus ends here.

After a blazing start, in which Yuki broke Bemelmans, the Indian never managed to build on it.

Unforced errors did him in.

And, in the third set, he completely lost his footing and looked clueless. That solitary game win came too late and could not help him do any sort of damage to Bemelmans's game.
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It's a 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 win for Ruben Bemelmans over Yuki Bhambri
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And Bemelmans comfortably serves out the match!
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And Yuki HOLDS!!!!!

1-5

Can that give him back some confidence?
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Yuki has a game point now
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Yuki saved both the match points!

Deuce!

Can he win one game here?
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Yuki 15-40

Faces 2 match points!
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0-30 on serve now


In dire straits now
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Yuki is serving to avoid a bagel and also to try and extend his stay at Roland Garros
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Needs just one more game to enter Round 2.
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And Bemelmans persists, saving multiple break points!

Up 5-0
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Yuki is trying hard at the net but a determined Bemelmans is pushing back every ball, making life difficult for Bhambri!
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Yuki had a break point but the Belgian saved it.
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But here, Yuki has a mini chance as Bemelmans is showing some signs of struggle on his serve.
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Bemelmans is hardly making any mistake and isn't having to do much.

Yuki is making things easy for him at the moment.
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Yuki has completely lost his rhythm and belief.

He went down yet another break.

0-4 now
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Bemelmans is just growing in confidence with every shot.

He held to love to inch ahead to 3-0.

He is already one foot into the second round unless Yuki can produce some magic!
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With a double fault, the Indian concedes his service game.


Bemelmans 2-0
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And now Bhambri is struggling on serve.

Already faces three break points.
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Bemelmans started Set 3 on a very positive note.

He held easily for 1-0.
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Bhambri has won just 33% of his first serves points so far.
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Bemelmans up 6-4, 6-4.

Uphill task for Bhambri now!
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Bemelmans gets the job done!

He converts and takes the second set 6-4.
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And Bhambri is now staring at double set points.
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