French Open 2019: Divij Sharan-Demoliner pair exits in second round

The Indo-Brazilian pair lost in straight sets to Henri Kontinen and John Peers.

Divij Sharan and Marcelo Demoliner could not convert the two chances they had to break the serve, while also dropping their serve twice.   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

India’s Divij Sharan and his Brazilian partner Marcelo Demoliner made an early exit from the French Open, losing their second round match in straight sets here on Friday.

Up against eighth seeds Henri Kontinen and John Peers, the unseeded Indo-Brazilian pair lost 3-6 4-6 in exactly one hour.

Divij and Demoliner could convert none of the two break chances they got besides dropping their serve twice.

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It is the fourth tournament together for Divij and the Brazilian. Ending runner-up at the BMW Open in Munich has been the pair's best result.

Divij had begun the season by teaming up with compatriot Rohan Bopanna but split after losing four first round matches in seven tournaments in a three-month partnership.

However, India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Marius Copil advanced to the prequarterfinals of men’s doubles competition after notching up a straight-sets win at the French Open here Friday.

Bopanna-Copil registered a 6-4 6-4 win over Bengamin Bonzi and Antoine Hoang in a second-round match that lasted an hour and 11 minutes.

The duo will face Serbian pair of Dusan Lajovic and Janko Tipsarevic for a place in the quarterfinals.