Jeevan-Purav, Leander in Lyon quarterfinals

Jeevan and Purav defeated Mao-Xin Gong of China and Lloyd Harris of South Africa 1-6, 6-3, 10-7 to enter the quarterfinals in Lyon, France.

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (left) and Purav Raja will play fourth seeds Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara of Britain in the quarterfinals.   -  File Photo

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja beat Mao-Xin Gong of China and Lloyd Harris of South Africa 1-6, 6-3, 10-7 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the € 586,140 ATP tennis tournament in
Lyon, France, on Tuesday.

Jeevan and Purav will play fourth seeds Luke Bambridge and Jonny O’Mara of Britain in the quarterfinals.

The Indian pair joined compatriot Leander Paes who had made the doubles quarterfinals earlier with Benoit Paire of France. The pair defeated wildcards Ugo Humbert and Tristan Lamasine.

The results:


€ 586,140 ATP, Lyon, France
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Benoit Paire (Fra) & Leander Paes bt Ugo
Hubert & Tristan Lamasine (Fra) 6-3, 6-3; Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan &
Purav Raja bt Mao-Xin Gong (Chn) & Lloyd Harris (RSA) 1-6, 6-3,
[10-7].

$ 54,160 Challenger, Jerusalem, Israel
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Evan King (US) & Julian Ocleppo (Ita) bt
Goncalo Oliveira (Por) & Saketh Myneni 6-0, 6-3.