HONG KONG, December 25, 2016
Yuki Bhambri captured the title of the $10,000 ITF Hong Kong F4 Futures. The third seed from India defeated the tournament’s number two Shintaro Imai of Japan 6-4, 7-5 in Sunday’s final.
Bhambri won 75 per cent of his first service points and broke serve three times to secure victory in one hour and 54 minutes. The 24-year-old lifted his first singles trophy of the season. It was Bhambri’s 11th title on the ITF Pro Circuit. The world number 534 takes away $1,440 in prize money as well as 18 ATP ranking points.
On Saturday, Cheng-Peng Hsieh of Taipei and Pak Long Yeung from Hong Kong clinched the doubles title with a 5-7, 6-3, 10-4 win over Hong Kong tandem Karan Rastogi and Jack Wong. The encounter lasted one hour and 25 minutes.