Yuki Bhambri gets season-opener against Arjun Kadhe

Vastavam web: India’s top singles player Yuki Bhambri got an easy season-opener against wild card entrant Arjun Kadhe while tournament-favourite Marin Cilic and defending champion Roberto Bautista Agut got first round byes at the Tata Open Maharashtra.Bhambri, ranked 116 in the world, had reached the second round when the ATP 250 event was played in Chennai in January 2017.The 25-year-old Bhambri, who shocked Gael Monfils at the Citi Open, may run into eighth seed and world number 81 Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the pre-quarterfinals.

For Ramkumar Ramanathan, another wild card Indian, was today drawn to meet Roberto Carballes Baena, ranked 106 in the world. If Ramkumar, who is ranked 148, manages to cross the first round hurdle will meet Cilic in the pre-quarterfinals.Spanish Bautista Agut, who won the title last year, will meet winner of the first round clash between Giles Simon and Tennys Sandgren.