Divij bows out early in Zhuhai

Divij Sharan, who had won the title last week in St. Petersburg, Russia, shared $4,900 with Artem Sitak of New Zealand

Divij Sharan won the title in St. Petersburg, Russia, last week.

Divij Sharan won the title in St. Petersburg, Russia, last week.   -  Getty Images

Divij Sharan in partnership with Artem Sitak of New Zealand was beaten 7-6(2), 6-4 by the second seeds Luke Bambridge of Britain and Ben Mclachlan of Japan in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the $1,000,000 ATP tennis tournament in Zhuhai, China, on Wednesday.

Divij, who had won the title last week in St. Petersburg, Russia, shared $4,900 with the Kiwi.

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In the Challenger in Buenos Aires, seventh seed Sumit Nagal beat Pedro Sakamoto of Brazil 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-3 in the second round. He will play Jose Hernandez-Fernandez of Dominic Republic in the pre-quarterfinals.

In the Challenger in France, seventh seed Gregoire Barrere of France beat Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-5, 6-4 in the second round. Ramkumar collected five ATP points and €1,320.

The results:

$1,000,000 ATP, Zhuhai, China Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Luke Bambridge (GBR) & Ben Mcachlan (Jpn) bt Artem Sitak (Nzl) & Divij Sharan 7-6(2), 6-4.

€137,560 Challenger, Orleans, France Singles (second round): Gregoire Barrere (Fra) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan 7-5, 6-4.

€54,160 Challenger, Buenos Aires, Argentina Singles (second round): Sumit Nagal bt Pedro Sakamoto (Bra) 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-3.

$25,000 ITF men, Oliveira De Azemeis, Portugal Singles (first round): Yannick Mertens (Bel) bt Terence Das 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF men, Nanchang, China Singles (first round): Anirudh Chandrasekar bt Xian Yao Zhou (Chn) 6-4, 6-1; Ray Ho (Tpe) bt Kaza Vinayak Sharma 6-4, 6-3;

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Vasisht Cheruku & PC Vignesh bt Taisei Ichikawa & Seita Watanabe (Jpn) 6-4, 6-7(4), [10-5]; Chukang Wang & Zihao Xia (Chn) bt Pol Wattanakul (Tha) & Nitin Kumar Sinha 6-2, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF men, Cairo, Egypt Singles (first round): Dhruv Sunish bt Joshua Luck (RSA) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

$15,000 ITF women, Anning, China Singles (first round): Sakura Hondo (Jpn) bt Soha Sadiq 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.

$15,000 ITF women, Cairo, Egypt Singles (first round): Anastasia zolotareva (Rus) bt Saumya Vig 6-1, 6-3.

$15,000 ITF women, Johannesburg, South Africa Singles (first round): Stephanie Kent (US) bt Sri Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy 7-6(3), 6-2; Ashmitha Easwaramurthi bt Nicole Viljoen (RSA) 6-4, 6-0.

Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Maria Vittoria Viviani (Ita) & Zeel Desai bt Amonette Theron & Nicole Viljoen (RSA) 6-2, 6-2; Demi Tran (Ned) & Ashmitha Easwaramurthi bt Vivian Mayumi Toma (Bra) & Sri Vaishnavi Peddi Reddy 6-2, 6-2; Marne Dercksen & Isabella Weatherhead (RSA) bt Shannon Cox (RSA) & Snehal Mane 6-1, 2-6, [14-12].

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