Divij Sharan loses doubles pre-quarters match at Halle

Divij Sharan and Marcelo Demoliner lost the doubles pre-quarterfinals match 7-5, 7-6(5) to Oliver Marach and Jurgen Melzer at Halle, Germany on Wednesday.

Divij Sharan (L) and his doubles partner Marcelo Demoliner (R) lost to Oliver Marach and Jurgen Melzer at Halle, Germany. (File Photo)   -  Getty Images

Divij Sharan in partnership with Brazilian Marcelo Demoliner was beaten 7-5, 7-6(5) in the doubles pre-quarterfinals by Oliver Marach and Jurgen Melzer of Austria in the ATP tennis tournament on grass in Halle, Germany.

After having two rounds in the qualification event in a field of four teams, it was hard for Divij and partner to swallow the defeat which meant that the duo did not get a single ATP point, but collected € 8,790.

In the Challenger in Bratislava, Sumit Nagal outplayed Gerard Granollers of Spain 6-3, 6-1 in the second round, after a bye in the first.

In the ITF women’s event in Portugal, former Asian junior champion, Rutuja Bhosale progressed into the singles second round and doubles quarterfinals.


The results:

€ 2,219,150 ATP, Halle, Germany

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Oliver Marach & Jurgen Melzer (Aut) bt

Marcelo Demoliner (Bra) & Divij Sharan 7-5, 7-6(5).

€ 137,560 Challenger, Ilkley, United Kingdom

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja bt

Liam Broady & Scott Clayton (GBR) 7-6(6), 6-3.

€ 69,280 Challenger, Bratislava, Slovakia

Singles (second round): Sumit Nagal bt Gerard Granollers (Esp) 6-3, 6-1.

$ 54,160 Challenger, Fergana, Uzbekistan

Singles (second round): Pavel Kotov (Rus) bt Sidharth Rawat 6-4, 6-3.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Arjun Kadhe & Vijay Sundar Prashanth bt

Pavel Kotov & Alexander Pavlioutchenkov (Rus) 6-2, 7-6(2).

€ 46,600 Challenger, BLois, France

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Correntin Denolly & Alexandre Muller (Fra) bt Ruben Gonzales (Phi) & Vishnu Vardhan 6-3, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF men, Harare, Zimbabwe

Singles (first round): Markus Schultz (Swe) bt Aryan Goveas 6-2, 6-3;

Benjamin Lock (Zim) bt Anurag Nenwani 6-2, 3-0 (retired); Mehluli Don Ayanda Sibanda (Zim) bt Anvit Bendre 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Anvit Bendre & Aryan Goveas bt Paul Emmanuel (Ngr) & Lefa Ashley Sibanda (Bot) 6-3, 7-6(5); SD Prajwal Dev & Rishi Reddy bt Gerhardt Marius Becker & Pierre Malan (RSA) 6-2, 6-3.

$25,000 ITF women, Jakarta, Indonesia

Singles (first round): YeXin Ma (Chn) bt Riya Bhatia 6-0, 6-2.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): YeXin Ma (Chn) & Ashmitha Easwaramurthi bt Min Koazki (Jpn) & Saumya Vig 6-3, 6-1.

$25,000 ITF women, Figueira Da Foz, Portugal

Singles (first round): Rutuja Bhosale bt Ana Filipa Santos (Por) 6-4, 6-4.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Alison Bai (Aus) & Rutuja Bhosale bt Rita Maria Bentes De Oliveira Pinto & Lucia Quiterio (Por) 7-6(6), 6-3.


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