Jeevan, Purav Raja enter main draw at Dubai

Leander Paes in partnership with Benoit Paire of France has got a wild card entry and will play compatriots Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan in the first round of the ATP Dubai Duty Free tennis championship

Purav Raja alongside Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan beat Hubert Hurkacz and Denis Kudla 6-4, 6-2 to enter the main draw of the ATP Dubai Duty Free tennis championship.   -  Susan Mullane

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja won two rounds to qualify for the doubles main draw of the $2,887,895 ATP Dubai Duty Free tennis championship in the UAE.

In the main draw, Jeevan and Purav will face third seeds, Henri Kontinen of Finland and John Peers of Australia.

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Leander Paes in partnership with Benoit Paire of France has got a wild card entry and will play compatriots Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan in the first round.

In singles, Ramkumar Ramanathan has got a wild card entry in the main draw and will play Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain in the first round.

The results:

$2,887,895 ATP, Dubai, UAE
Qualifying doubles (second and final round): Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja bt Hubert Hurkacz (Pol) & Denis Kudla (US) 6-4, 6-2;

First round: Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja bt Karim Mohamed Maamoun &
Mohamed Safwat (Egy) 4-6, 6-2, [10-6].