2017 French Open: Raja-Sharan pair overcome stiff challenge from Marach-Pavic to march into men's doubles pre-quarterfinals

02 June 2017, 12:24 PM
2017 French Open - File Photo
2017 French Open - File Photo

The Indian doubles team of Purav Raja and Divij Sharan overcame a stiff challenge from the 15th-seeded Austrian-Croat pair of Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic to enter the men's doubles pre- quarterfinals of the French Open at Paris.

The unseeded Indian combo defeated Oliver and Mate 6-4 3 -6 6-4 in the second-round match that lasted two hours and 11 minutes.

The duo will next face the 11th seeded team of Jean- Julien Rojer of The Netherlands and Romania's Horia Tecau. The young Indian pair send down five aces and also converted two of the five break point chances that came their way.

Oliver and Mate paid the price for failing to convert the six break point opportunities. India's Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski notched up a facile 6-0 6-1 win over Australian pair of Jessica Moore and Matt Reid in the opening match of mixed doubles 

First Published: Friday, June 02, 2017 12:18 PM
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