Paes, Paire duo reaches quarterfinals at Morocco

Leander Paes and his French doubles partner Benoit Paire beat Indo-Brazilian pair of Divij Sharan and Marcelo Demoliner 7-6(4), 6-3 to enter the quarterfinals of ATP tennis tournament at Morocco.

The duo of Leander Paes and Benoit Paire beat Divij Sharan and Marcelo Demoliner in the pre-quarterfinals of ATP tennis tournament in Morocco.   -  Getty Images

Leander Paes in partnership with Benoit Paire of France beat Divij Sharan and his partner Marcelo Demoliner in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the ATP tennis tournament at Morocco.

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In the $162,480 Challenger inn Chinese Taipei, Sriram Balaji progressed into the doubles quarterfinals in partnership with Jonathan Erlich of Israel, with a 11-9 victory in the super tie-break, at the expense of his erstwhile doubles partner Vishnu Vardhan and Luca Margaroli of Switzerland.

The results

€ 586,140 ATP, Marrakech, Morocco Doubles (pre-quarterfinals):  Benoit Paire (Fra) & Leander Paes bt Marcelo Demoliner (Bra) & Divij Sharan 7-6(4), 6-3.

$162,480 Challenger, Chinese Taipei Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jonathan Erlich (Isr) & Sriram Balaji bt Luca Margaroli (Sui) & Vishnu Vardhan 6-4, 3-6, [11-9]; Saketh Myneni & Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Kwon Soonwoo (Kor) & Tsung Hua Yang (Tpe) 7-6(5), 6-3.

$25,000 ITF women, Hong Kong Singles (first round): Olivia Tjandramulia (Aus) bt Riya Bhatia 6-3, 7-6(4); Chihiro Muramatsu (Jpn) bt Mihika Yaav 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Olivia Tjandramulia (Aus) & Rutuja Bhosale bt Yan-Tung Ki & Wing KKiu Jacquelline Lam (Hkg)  6-0, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Singles (first round): Victoria Kalaitzis (Bel) bt Sai Samhitha 6-3, 7-6(3).

$25,000 ITF men, Shymkent, Kazakhstan Singles (first round): Alen Avidzba (Rus) bt Manish Sureshkumar 6-4, 6-0.

$25,000 ITF men, Abuja, Nigeria Singles (first round): Arjun Kadhe bt Hugo Largo (Esp) 6-4, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Singles (first round): Kacper Zuk (Pol) bt Haadin Bava 7-6(1), 6-2.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Vasisht Cheruku & SD Prajwal Dev bt Niklas Johansson (Swe) & Issam Haithamm Taweel (Egy) 6-3, 7-5.


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