Divij Sharan, Purav Raja lose first round

While Divij Sharan in partnership with Artem Sitak lost to Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah of Colombia, Purav Raja and Fabrice Martin went down to Marcelo Demoliner and Santiago Gonzalez.

File Photo: Divij Sharan lost in the first round.   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Divij Sharan in partnership with Artem Sitak of New Zealand was beaten 6-4, 6-4 by the top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah of Colombia in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the €721,085 ATP tennis tournament in Eastbourne on Monday.

In the €486,145 ATP event in Turkey, Purav Raja in partnership with Fabrice Martin of France was beaten 6-3, 6-2 by Marcelo Demoliner and Santiago Gonzalez in the doubles pre-quarterfinals.

The results:

€721,085 ATP, Eastbourne, Britain Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Juan Sebastian Cabal & Robert Farah (Col) bt Artem Sitak (Nzl) & Divij Sharan 6-4, 6-4.

€486,145 ATP, Antalya, Turkey Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Marcelo Demoliner (Bra) & Santiago Gonzalez (Mex) bt Fabrice Martin (Fra) & Purav Raja 6-3, 6-2.

$25,000 ITF men, Hong Kong Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Francis Casey Alcantara (Phi) & Chu-Huan Yi (Tpe) bt Sidharth Rawat & Karunuday Singh 6-0, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF men, Colombo, Sri Lanka Singles (first round): Niki Poonacha bt Kittirat Kerdlaphee (Tha) 6-3, 6-2.