Divij Sharan progresses; Ankita, Bopanna knocked out in Australia

Melbourne, February 2

India’s Divij Sharan and his Slovakian partner Igor Zelenay progressed to Murray River Open tennis tournament’s next round with a 4-6 6-3 10-8 win over Argentina’s Guillermo Duran and Spain’s Albert Ramos Vinolas here on Tuesday.

However, it was curtains for Rohan Bopanna and Ankita Raina, the other Indians competing in the tournament, which is a warm-up event for the Australian Open.

Sharan and Zelenay will face French duo of Fabrice Martine and Jeremy Chardy in the next round on Thursday.

Bopanna and his Danish partner Frederik Nielsen were knocked out in the first round after losing to Australian pair of James Duckworth and Marc Polmans. Bopanna-Nielsen lost 4-6 3-6.

Ankita and her Dutch partner Rosalie Van Der Hoek went down 2-6 6-7(2) to Japanese combo of Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara. PTI

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