Indian Tennis Roundup | Divij Sharan and Rohan Bopanna make winning starts at Wimbledon

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Indian Tennis Roundup | Divij Sharan and Rohan Bopanna make winning starts at Wimbledon

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Divij Sharan, along with his partner Artem Sitak, and Rohan Bopanna, with his doubles partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin, have advanced to the second round with impressive wins at Wimbledon. N. Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan also made it to next round by defeating Marcus Daniell and Wesley Koolhof.

12th seeds Rohan Bopanna and France’s Edouard Roger-Vasselin, who defeated the all-Australian pair of Alex de Minaur and John Millman 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 in an hour and 29 minutes, had a dominating start to their Wimbledon campaign. Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin did not face a single break point on their serve while converting five of the 13 opportunities they created on the Australians’ service games to move on to the second round of the tournament. 

India’s Divij Sharan and his Kiwi partner Artem Sitak made a winning start at the Wimbledon championships as they overcame Radu Albot and Malek Jaziri in London on Thursday. In the match that lasted for 2 hours and 46 minutes, Sharan and Sitak won 7-6(4) 6-7(8) 6-3 6-2 to book a second round berth in the third Grand Slam of the year. The pair faced only one break point in the entire match which they saved easily and broke their opponent thrice in the process. 

Making their Wimbledon debut, N. Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan defeated New Zealand’s Marcus Daniell and Netherlands’ Wesley Koolhof 7-6, 6-4, 7-6 in a match that lasted 2 hours and 21 minutes. The Indian pair endured 4 break points in the match, but were easily able to save all of them and managed to convert 1 out 4 break points they got.

However, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Austin Krajicek went down 6-7(5), 6-7(3), 6-7(2) to Sander Arends and Matwe Middelkoop of Netherlands in the first round.

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