Divij-Martin, Sharan-Lopez pairs in Lyon Open semis

The duo of Divij Sharan and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, and the team Puraj Raja and Fabrice Martin reached the semifinal of the Lyon Open on Thursday.

Divij Sharan

Divij Sharan also made the semifinals with Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain, with a fighting 6-7(7), 7-6(8), 10-8 victory over Ken Skupski and Neal Skupski of Britain. (File Photo)   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Purav Raja sustained his good work and made the doubles semifinals with Fabrice Martin of France, as the duo beat third seeds Julio Peralta of Chile and Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 7-5, 6-4 in the Lyon Open on Thursday.

Divij Sharan also made the semifinals with Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain, with a fighting 6-7(7), 7-6(8), 10-8 victory over Ken Skupski and Neal Skupski of Britain.

However, Rohan Bopanna, seeded second with Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France bowed out, beating 10-7 in the super tie-break by Roman Jebavy and Matwe Middelkoop.

The results:

€ 561,345 ATP, Lyon, France
Doubles (quarterfinals): Guillermo Garccia-Lopez (Esp) & Divij Sharan bt Ken Skupski & Neal Skupski (GBR) 6-7(7), 7-6(8), [10-8]; Fabrice Martin (Fra) & Purav Raja bt Julio Peralta (Chi) & HOracio Zeballos (Arg) 6-2, 6-7(3), [10-5];Roman Jebavy (Cze) & Matwe Middelkoop (Ned) bt Edouard Roger-Vasselin (Fra) & Rohan Bopanna 5-7, 6-4, [10-7].