Divij Sharan, Erlich go down fighting to the Bryan twins

In singles, Manish Surehskumar’s fine run was halted in the semifinals by Vladyslav Orlov of Ukraine who conceded only four games.

Jonathan Erlich of Israel talks to his partner Divij Sharan of India between the sets.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Divij Sharan in partnership with Jonathan Erlich of Israel put up a strong fight against the top seeded Bryan twins, Bob and Mike, who won 6-4, 6-7(4), 10-7 in the doubles quarterfinals of the $777,385 ATP tennis tournament in Atlanta, US.

The quarterfinal entry fetched 45 ATP points and $6,240 for Divij and his partner.

In the doubles of the ITF men’s Futures in Thailand, Arjun Kadhe in partnership with Timur Khabibulin of Kazakhstan was beaten 10-4 in the super tie-break by the experienced Ratiwatana twins, Sanchai and Sonchat.

In singles, Manish Surehskumar’s fine run was halted in the semifinals by Vladyslav Orlov of Ukraine who conceded only four games.

In the doubles semifinals of the ITF women’s event in Tunisia, Sowjanya Bavisetti and Sravya Shivani were beaten 10-7 in the super tie-break by Elizabeth Danailova and Chelsea Vanhoutte.

The results:

$777,385 ATP, Atlanta, US

Doubles (quarterfinals): Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan (US) bt Jonathan Erlich (Isr) & Divij Sharan 6-4, 6-7(4), [10-7]

$25,000 ITF men, Nonthaburi, Thailand

Singles (semifinals): Vladyslav Orlov (Ukr) bt Manish Sureshkumar 6-2, 6-2

Doubles (final): Sanchai Ratiwatana & Sonchat Ratiwatana bt Timur Khabibulin (Kaz) & Arjun Kadhe 4-6, 6-2, [10-4]

$15,000 ITF men, Tabarka, Tunisia

Doubles (semifinals): Mousa Alkotop (Jor) & Alexander Boborykin (Rus) bt Anirudh Chandrasekar & PC Vignesh 6-7(2), 6-3, [10-6]

$15,000 ITF women, Tabarka, Tunisia

Doubles (Semifinals): Elizabeth Danailova (Bul) & Chelsea Vanhoutte (Bel) bt Sowjanya Bavisetti & Sravya Shivani Chilakalapudi 6-4, 1-6, [10-7]