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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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Bhambri advanced to the net but got passed by his opponent.

He is trailing 15-30 on his own serve.
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And Bemelmans makes it count!

Consolidates the break and leads 5-4
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Bemelmans makes use of his opportunities well.

He BREAKS BACK Bhambri!

4-4
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Even though he has improved his level in Set 2, unforced errors still rear their ugly head at times.
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And Yuki is struggling on serve again.

He is 0-30 down
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Despite all the pressure from Yuki, Bemelmans managed to hold his serve.

Yuki will serve at 4-3 now.
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Bemelmans makes his sixth double fault and it is 30-30 on his serve.
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Yuki FINALLY held his serve after that marathon game!!!!!

He is up 4-2
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This is a test of nerves for both!!!!
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But Bemelmans is stubborn! He keeps carving out break points again and again and Yuki keeps on saving them!
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And Yuki saves it again.

Quite a struggle, this!
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Now the tide has turned and the sun is out in Paris.

Bemelmans has a break point
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This is turning out to be a long service game.

Bemelmans is pushing hard and just saved a game point.

Deuce
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The Indian is now serving to go up to 4-2.

Can he?
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It is a break fest in this set with Bhambri breaking again!

He is up 3-2
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It turned out to be a poor service game from the Indian after all that good work.

Bemelmans breaks back to level it at 2-2
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Bemelmans held his serve now.

But Yuki is still up a break at 2-1
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Bhambri made a better start and held his serve this time.

He is up 2-0
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Just like the first set, Yuki started off the second set too with a break.

1-0
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It's 30-30 on the Bemelmans serve now in the first game of Set 2.
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The players are back on Court after a bathroom break.

Action will begin soon!
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But Yuki can't repeat that good work anymore.

First set goes to Bemelmans at 6-4
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And Yuki saves it with a forehand!
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In his haste, Yuki makes simple errors again.

Set point to Bemelmans again