Tennis Round-up | Divij Sharan, Rohan Bopanna lose in Shanghai Masters

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Tennis Round-up | Divij Sharan, Rohan Bopanna lose in Shanghai Masters

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10/11/2018

In his maiden appearance at a Masters, Divij Sharan and Artem Sitak lost in straight sets to third seeds Marcelo Melo and Luksz Kubot. Meanwhile, at the Tashkent Challenger, Vishnu Vardhan and N Sriram Balaji suffered a shock defeat against Sanjar Fayziev and Jurabek Karimov in the quarter-finals.

After reaching the second round of the ATP Masters tournament, Divij Sharan wanted to extend the memorable run, but when the third seed duo of Marcelo Melo and Luksz Kubot came in front of them, it was all them. Both the sets are as one-sided as it could get as the Melo-Kubot pair secured a 6-3, 6-4 win. 

“We lost serve once in the first set. Lost serve twice in the second, both on deuce. Broke them once in the second on deuce and they held another game on deuce. So it was a close match. Would have liked to convert some of those points and the result could have been different. Still happy to get a chance to play in my first ATP 1000,” said Sharan, who will be playing in Antwerp next, reported PTI.

While Sharan’s memorable win came to an end as Rohan Bopanna had also crashed out of the first round of the tournament. The Indian, along with his partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin, had lost 6-7 (3) 4-6 to Ben Mclachlan and Jan-Lennard Struff. 

Meanwhile, the top seeded Indian pair of Vishnu Vardhan and N Sriram Balaji suffered a shock defeat against local wild-card pair of Sanjar Fayziev and Jurabek Karimov in the quarter-finals of the Tashkent Challenger in Uzbekistan.

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