Bopanna, Divij in quarterfinals

Third seeds Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan scored a 7-6(2), 6-2 victory over Mate Pavic and Nenad Zimonjic in the doubles pre-quarterfinals in Bulgaria.

India's Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan.   -  PTI

Third seeds Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan scored a 7-6(2), 6-2 victory over Mate Pavic and Nenad Zimonjic in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the 586,140 ATP tennis tournament in Bulgaria on Wednesday.

It was a morale boosting victory for the Asian Games champions as Pavic is ranked No.7 in the world and had won the Australian Open last year, while Zimonjic was a former world No.1 with three Grand Slam doubles titles including two in Wimbledon.

The results:

€ 586,140 ATP, Sofia, Bulgaria: Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Rohan Bopanna & Divij Sharan bt Mate Pavic (Cro) & Nenad Zimonjic (Srb) 7-6(2), 6-2.

$15,000 ITF men, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt: Singles (first round): Patrik Rikl (Cze) bt Rishab Agarwal 6-2, 0-6, 6-4; David Poljak (Cze) bt Aryan Goveas 6-3, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF women, Antalya, Turkey: Singles (first round): Haruna Arakawa (Jpn) bt Sowjanya Bavisetti 6-2, 4-1 (retired).

$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt: Singles (first round): Simona Waltert (Sui) bt Zeel Desai 6-2, 6-1.