Divij Sharan makes quarterfinals in Budapest ATP with Marcelo Demoliner
Divij Sharan in partnership with Marcelo Demoliner of Brazil prevailed 6-3, 4-6, 11-9 over Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the ATP Tour event on red clay in Budapest.
Divij and partner will meet third seeds Ken Skupski and Neal Skupski of Britain in the quarterfinals.
In the Challenger in Nanchang, Ramkumar Ramanathan cruised into the pre-quarterfinals, but lost the doubles in partnership with Vishnu Vardhan.
€ 586,140 ATP, Budapest, Hungary
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Marcelo Demoliner (BRA) & Divij Sharan bt Robert Lindstedt (SWE) & Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi 6-3, 4-6, [11-9].
$54,160 Challenger, Nanchang, China
Singles (second round): Go Soeda (JPN) bt Sriram Balaji 6-4, 6-4; Ramkumar Ramanathan bt Rigele Te (CHN) 6-3, 6-2; Andrew Harris (AUS) bt Vishnu Vardhan 6-2, 6-3.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jamie Cerretani (US) & Sriram Balaji bt Rigele Te & Di Wu (CHN) 6-2, 6-4; Sander Arends (NED) & Tristan-Samuel Weissborn (AUT) bt Ramkumar Ramanathan & Vishnu Vardhan 6-4, 7-5.
$ 54,160 Challenger, Tallahassee, US
Singles (second round): Sumit Nagal bt Santiago Giraldo (COL) 6-2, 4-3 (retired).
$25,000 ITF men, Abuja, Nigeria
Singles (first round): Sadio Doumbia (FRA) bt Kunal Anand 6-4, 6-1; Tom Jomby (FRA) bt Suraj Prabodh 6-1, 6-3; Danylo Kalenichenko (UKR) bt Vijay Sundar Prashanth 6-1, 6-0.
$15,000 ITF men, Cairo, Egypt
Singles (first round): Giovanni Samaha (LBN) bt Muthu Aadhitiya Senthilkumar 6-4, 6-2.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Julius Tverijonas & Simonas Zukauskas (LTU) bt Muthu Aadhitiya Senthilkumar & VM Ranjeet 7-5, 2-6, [10-4]; Giovani Samaha (LBN) & Anirudh Chandrasekar bt Yeongseok Jeong & Uisung Park (KOR) 6-3, 3-6 [10-7].
$15,000 ITF women, Cairo, Egypt
Singles (first round): Aneta Laboutkova (CZE) bt Snehal Mane 6-0, 6-0; Melanie Klaffner (AUT) bt Saumya Vig 6-0, 6-1.
(Courtesy: The Hindu)