Purav and Jeevan pull off a miraculous win in Dubai
Purav Raja and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan overcame a shocking start to beat third seeds Henri Kontinen of Finland and John Peers of Australia 0-6, 6-4, 10-8 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals of the $2,887,895 ATP 500 tennis tournament on Tuesday.
The Indian pair, which has already assured itself of 90 ATP points and $22,370 will Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany and Fernando Verdasco of Spain.
Leander Paes and Benoit Paire will play fourth seeds Rajeev Ram of the US and Joe Salisbury of Britain in their quarterfinal match.
$ 2,887,895 ATP, Dubai, UAE
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja bt Henri Kontinen (FIN) & John Peers (AUS) 0-6, 6-4, 10-8.
$25,000 ITF women, Osaka, Japan
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Ulrikke Eikeri (NOR) bt Rutuja Bhosale 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Na-Lae Han (KOR) & Peangtarn Plipuech (THA) bt Robu Kajitani (JPN) & Rutuja Bhosale 6-4, 6-1.
$15,000 ITF women, Nanchang, China
Qualifying singles (second and final round): Mi Zhuoma You (CHN) bt Natasha Palha 6-3, 6-3; Ashmitha Easwaramurthi bt Jiatian Qi (CHN) 2-6, 7-5, 10-5.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jiahui Chen & Ziyue Sun (CHN) bt Ho Ching wu (HKG) & Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 6-0, 6-2.