Staying patient will be key for maiden campaign at Roland Garros: Yuki

Vastavam web: Clay is not his preferred surface but Yuki Bhambri says he is ready for the French Open challenge and staying patient during long rallies will be key for his maiden campaign at the Roland Garros.Yuki broke back into top-100 just ahead of French Open cut-off date, earning a direct entry into the main draw in the second major of the season for the first time in his career.

He had played qualifiers of the clay court Grand Slam back in 2015, losing in the second round.”The movement and getting used to sliding will crucial. I have to stay patient during long rallies. That will be key. You have to play 3-4-5 shots before you to set up point,”the 25-year-old, who was presented a luxury Longines watch by the Swiss based company, said.

Yuki, ranked 83, still has some hard court events to play in Korea before he gets into the clay court events.Asked about the recent findings suspecting wide-spread match fixing at lower level tournaments, Yuki said,”There are not much details. But every sport has its problem, there is no sport which does not have its own set of issues. The authorities have done a good job by keeping tennis clean.”