Divij Sharan enters doubles quarterfinals at ATP tournament in Kazakhstan

Divij Sharan in partnership with Luke Bambridge beat Ariel Behar and Gonzalo Escobar 7-5, 4-6, 10-6 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the ATP tennis tournament in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan.

File photo of Divij Sharan in action during the Bengaluru Open.   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Divij Sharan in partnership with Luke Bambridge beat Ariel Behar and Gonzalo Escobar 7-5, 4-6, 10-6 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the $337,000 ATP tennis tournament in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday.

In the quarterfinals, the Indo-British pair will challenge the second seeds Max urcell and Luke Saville of Australia.

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The leading singles players of the country Sumit Nagal, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan lost in the first round of the Challenger events in Germany and Spain.

The results:

$ 337,000 ATP, Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Luke Bambridge (GBR) & Divij Sharan bt Ariel Behar (Uru) & Gonzalo Escobar (Ecu) 7-5, 4-6, [10-6].

€ 44,820 Challenger, Hamburg, Germany

Singles (first round): Hugo Gaston (Fra) bt Sumit Nagal 7-5, 4-1 (retired); Tobias Kamke (Ger) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Luca Margaroli (Sui) & Sriram Balaji bt Illya Marchenko (Ukr) & Roman Safiullin (Rus) 6-1, 7-6(4).

€ 44,820 Challegner, Marbella, Spain

Singles (first round): Carlos Taberner (Esp) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(4).

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

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Alina Silich & Mariia Tkacheva (Rus) bt Emillie Lindh (GBR) & Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 6-7 (5), 6-1, [10-8].

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

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Vladyslav Manafov (Ukr) & Arjun Kadhe bt Preston Connor (Irl) & Aijaz Fugina (Slo) 6-0, 6-0; Marat Deviatiarov & Oleksil Krutykh (Ukr) bt Kelsey Stevenson (Can) & Sidharth Rawat 7-6(4), 6-4.

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