Yuki Bhambri, Divij Sharan out of Roland Garros

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Yuki Bhambri, Divij Sharan out of Roland Garros

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SportsCafe Desk

06/02/2018

India's tennis doubles duo Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan lost in their second-round clash with Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic at the French Open. Mixed doubles yielded more losses as the duos Sharan-Aoyama and Bopanna-Babos fell victim to Srebotnik-Gonzalez and Peers-Zhang respectively.

In a very disappointing day for Indian tennis players at the French Open that saw all three Indians, Yuki Bhambri, Divij Sharan and Rohan Bopanna losing their different events that resulted in them bowing out of the Grand Slam early.

The second seeds in the French Open Men's doubles draw Austria's Oliver Marach and Croatia's Mate Pavic defeated the all-Indian duo of Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan in a second-round clash. The 77-minute match yielded a 7-5, 6-3 victory for Marach and Pavic. World rank 93 Yuki Bhambri had earlier lost his opening men's singles to Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans.

In the mixed doubles event, Sharan teamed with Japan's Shuko Aoyama as the Indo-Japanese duo lost to Katerina Srebotnik of Slovakia and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico in a 6-2, 3-6, 5-10 game that lasted for over an hour.

India's players were on an unlucky streak at Roland Garros with the seventh-seeds in the mixed doubles as India's Rohan Bopanna and Hungary's Timea Babos were humbled 2-6,3-6 to Australia's John Peers and China's Shuai Zhang in under an hour. 

Bopanna is the only Indian remaining alive in the men's doubles event with partner Edouard Roger-Vasellin as the duo awaits their opponents after a straight sets victory on Thursday. 

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