Sharan-Demoliner duo ousted from Wimbledon

Divij Sharan and Marcelo Demoliner pushed the top seeds, but went down in three sets.

Divij Sharan (L) and his doubles partner Marcelo Demoliner (R) lost to top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo in the last-eight. (File Photo)   -  Getty Images

Divij Sharan and Marcelo Demoliner fought their hearts out in a gruelling battle before losing to top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo in the men’s doubles pre-quarterfinals, here Monday.

Unseeded Sharan and his Brazilian partner pushed the top side of the world before losing 5-7 7-6(8) 6-7(8) 3-6 after three hours and 18 minutes.

Sharan was the last Indian standing in the Wimbledon championships.

Sharan was a quarterfinalist in the doubles event here last year.