Leander Paes-Purav Raja win at Knoxville Challenger, Divij Sharan loses in Bratislava

PTI
Published Nov 9, 2017, 12:57 pm IST
Updated Nov 9, 2017, 12:57 pm IST
Paes and Raja advanced with a 6-2 6-4 win over American team of Kevin King and Bradley Klahn.
Purav Raja and Leander Paes next face British team of Liam Broady and  Marcus Willis. (Photo:PTI/AFP)
 Purav Raja and Leander Paes next face British team of Liam Broady and Marcus Willis. (Photo:PTI/AFP)

New Delhi: Top seeded Indian team of Leander Paes and Purav Raja moved to the quarter-finals of the Knoxville Challenger but in-form Divij Sharan was ousted from the Bratislava event with his partner.

Paes and Raja, who are yet to win a title together since joining forces, advanced with a 6-2 6-4 win over American team of Kevin King and Bradley Klahn in just 55 minutes. They next face British team of Liam Broady and  Marcus Willis, who advanced when their opponents -- Darian King and Michael Mmoh -- retired midway into the contest due to a knee issue with Mmoh.

Sharan and his Russian partner Mikhail Elgin bowed out of the USD 75000 event following a 4-7 7-6(4) 4-10 defeat against Sander Arends and Antonio Sancic in the last-eight pair stage. Sharan will now compete in two home events – KPIT Challenger in Pune and the Bangaore Open.

Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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