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Yuki: Need to be consistent

Calcutta: Yuki Bhambri is in impressive form, but the youngster is not going overboard and has his feet firmly on the ground.

“This is only the beginning… I have a long way to go. The success that I am getting is mainly because of my hard work. I know if I stop improving, I won’t be able to win matches,” said Bhambri.

Yuki has been quite successful in the last few months, where he beat several higher-ranked players. After enduring a difficult 2013, where injuries were his constant companion, the 21-year-old has made a brilliant comeback this year.

At the Taiwan Challenger, Yuki fought it out from the qualifying event to ultimately reach the final. It’s important to note that, on the day of the final, he played three back-to-back matches, including singles and doubles finals. That was proof enough of his fitness and stamina, something which has been worrying him for a long time.

“I never had any issues with my shots and technique… When I was injured, I trained very hard with my trainer Nasir Ahmed on my fitness. I did a lot of strength training to improve my stamina. But this is a continuous process… And I need to get better not only physically but also technically. I need to cut down on my unforced errors and be more consistent.”

Yuki has his eyes set on the making it to the main rounds of the Grand Slams. “My target this year is to improve my rankings so that I can play the qualifiers of the Grand Slams,” he said.