Paes-Lipsky to face Divij-Purav in semis

India’s Leander Paes and Scott Lipsky of U.S. defeated French pair of Laurent Lokoli and Maxime Janvier in straight sets to enter the semifinals of the Bordeaux Challenger.

Purav Raja and Divij Sharan will face Leander Paes in a Challenger semifinal.   -  R. Ragu

India’s Leander Paes and Scott Lipsky of U.S. defeated French pair of Laurent Lokoli and Maxime Janvier in straight sets to enter the semifinals of the Bordeaux Challenger.

The Indo-American duo prevailed over Lokoli-Janvier pair 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals. Paes and Lipsky will be up against all-Indian pair of Purav Raja and Divij Sharan in the semifinal.

Raja and Sharan defeated Australian combination of Alex Bolt Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-2, 6-7 (4), 10-6 in a keenly-contested last eight encounter.

There was more success for Indian doubles players, as Prajnesh Gunneswaran-Vishnu Vardhan and Ramkumar Ramanathan made the doubles semifinals in the $75,000 Challenger in Uzbekistan, after having tasted early defeat in singles.

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