Bopanna, Divij in Paris Masters second round

Divij and Sitak come up against American pair Jack Sock and Mike Bryan in the second round of the Paris Masters.

Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin won 7-6(3), 5-7, 10-5 against Robin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop in the first round of the ATP Masters.   -  Getty Images

Rohan Bopanna in partnership with Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France made the doubles second round with a 7-6(3), 5-7, 10-5 victory over Robin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop of the Netherlands in the doubles first round of the ATP Masters in Paris on Wednesday.

Divij Sharan, who made it as an alternate with Artem Sitak of New Zealand, celebrated his entry with a creditable first round victory over the Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez in straight sets. Divij and Sitak might hit a wall in the second round though, as they come up against the formidable American pair Jack Sock and Mike Bryan.

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Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin face Mate Pavic and Oliver Marach in the second round.

In the Challenger in China, third seed Ramkumar Ramanathan was beaten 7-6(3), 6-4 by Mohamed Safwat of Egypt in the pre-quarterfinals.

Ramkumar made the doubles quarterfinals with Saketh Myneni, while the top seeds Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan also reached the quarterfinals with a 10-7 victory in the super tie-break over Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Mohamed Safwat.

The results:

ATP Masters, Paris

Doubles (first round):

Edouard Roger-Vasselin (Fra) & Rohan Bopanna bt Robin Haase & Matwe Middelkoop (Ned) 7-6(3) 5-7, 10-5

Artem Sitak (Nzl) & Divij Sharan bt Feliciano Lopez & Marc Lopez (Esp) 6-4, 6-3.

$75,000 Challenger men, Shenzhen, China

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Mohamed Safwat (egy) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-6(3), 6-4.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals):

Sriram Balaji & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Aleksandr Nedovyesov (Kaz) & Mohamed Safwat (Egy) 7-5, 2-6, [10-7]

Saketh Myneni & Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Mao-Xin Gong & Ze Zhang (Chn) 6-3, 3-6, [10-8].

$25,000 ITF men, Nonthaburi, Thailand

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Sanjar Fayziev (Uzb) bt Karunuday Singh 6-2, 6-2.

$25,000 ITF men, Tay Ninh, Vietnam

Singles (first round): Manish Sureshkumar bt Alex Hunt (Nzl) 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles (quarterfinals): Yu Hsiou Hsu & Cheng-Yu Yu (Tpe) bt Aryan Goveas & Niki Poonacha 7-6(3), 6-3

Pre-quarterfinals: Goran Markovic (Srb) & Kunal Anand bt Bui-Tri Nguyen (Vie) & Timothy Phung (US)  6-1,
4-6, [11-9].

$15,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

Singles (first round): Jose Fco Vidal Azorin (Egy) bt Taha Kapadia 6-2, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF men, Meshref, Kuwait

Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Bart Stevens (Ned) bt Anurag Nenwani 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Niklas Johansson (Swe) & Anurag Nenwani bt Obrad Markovski & Stefan Micov (Mkd) 7-6(6), 4-6, [10-7].


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