Divij Sharan loses semifinals in Turkey

The second-seeded Indo-Polish pair collected 90 ATP points and €6,580.

Divij Sharan of India in action. (File Photo)   -  V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Divij Sharan in partnership with Marcin Matkowski of Poland was beaten 6-4, 2 -6, 10-4 by Dominic Inglot and Robert Lindstedt in the doubles semifinals of the ATP Tour event in Turkey on Friday. The second-seeded Indo-Polish pair collected 90 ATP points and €6,580.

Meanwhile, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan in partnership with Enrique Lopez Perez of Spain battled past Robert Galloway and Andreas Siljestrom 2-6, 6-4, 10-5 in the doubles quarterfinals of the $75,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Savannah.

In the semifinals, the third-seeded Jeevan and partner are scheduled to play unseeded Hunter Johnson and Yates Johnson of the US.

In the $25,000 ITF men’s Futures in Nigeria, Arjun Kadhe stopped the fine run of Suraj Prabodh to make the singles final. In Uganda, Kaza Vinayak Sharma made the singles semifinals of the $15,000 event, and the doubles final.

In the ITF women’s circuit, Zeel Desai lost the singles semifinals, but won the doubles title with Bunyawi Thamchaiwat of Thailand, in Hua Hin. Former Asian junior champion Snehadevi Reddy was in fine form in Cairo as she outplayed Marlies Szupper of Austria for the loss of one game to make the semifinals.

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The results:

€486,145 ATP, Istanbul, Turkey Doubles (semifinals): Dominic Inglot (GBR) & Robert Lindstedt (Swe) bt Marcin Matkowski (Pol) & Divij Sharan 6-4, 2-6, [10-4]; Quarterfinals: Marcin Matkowski & Divij Sharan w.o. Dusan Lajovic & Viktor Troicki (SRB).

$75,000 Challenger men, Savannah, US Doubles (quarterfinals): Enrique Lopez Perez (Esp) & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan bt Robert Galloway (US) & Andreas Siljestrom (Swe) 2-6, 6-4, [10-5].

$25,000 ITF men, Abuja, Nigeria Singles (semifinals): Arjun Kadhe bt Suraj Prabodh 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.

Doubles (semifinals): Ronnie Schneider (US) & Arjun Kadhe bt Moez Echargui (Tun) & Thomas Setodji (Fra) 6-3, 3-6, [10-7]; Remi Boutillier & Tom Jomby (Fra) bt Aryan Goveas & Anurag Nenwani 7-6(4), 6-4.

$15,000 men, Kampala, Uganda Singles (quarterfinals): Ivan Nedelko (Rus) bt SD Prajwal Dev 6-1, 7-5; Kaza Vinayak Sharma bt Kunal Anand 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.

Doubles (semifinals): Goran Markovic (Srb) & Kaza Vinayak Sharma bt Vasisht Cheruku & SD Prajwal Dev 6-3, 7-5; Giovani Samaha (Lbn) & Kunal Anand bt Darko Bojanovic (BIH) & Shunsuke Wakite (Jpn) 6-7(4), 7-5, [10-7].

$15,000 ITF women, Cairo, Egypt Singles (quarterfinals): Snehadevi Reddy bt Marlies Szupper (AUT) 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles (semifinals): Shelby Talcott (US) & Riya Bhatia bt Minami Akiyama & Haine Ogata (Jpn) 6-2, 6-1.

$15,000 ITF women, Hua Hin, Thailand Singles (semifinals): Nudnida Luangnam (Tha) bt Zeel Desai 6-4, 6-0.

Doubels (final): Bunyawi Thamchaiwat (Tha) & Zeel Desai bt Yuqi Sheng (Chn) & Aldila Sutjiadi (Ina) 7-5, 6-1.