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Tennis

Divij-Purav bow out of Challenger event in Mexico
Agencies
San Luis Potosi, April 01, 2013
First Published: 00:10 IST(1/4/2013)
Last Updated: 00:12 IST(1/4/2013)

Divij Sharan and Purav Raja fought valiantly before losing to Marco Chiudinelli of Switzerland and Peter Gojowczyk of Germany in the semifinals of the ATP Challenger event, here.

The Indians lost the last-four stage match of the clay court tournament 6-7(3) 7-6(7) 11-13 in little over two hours.

The two pairs broke each other twice in the first set to push the issue to a tie breaker in which the Swiss-German team prevailed.

The Indians clawed their way back in the match by winning the second set which was also stretched to a tie-breaker as the two pairs held their serves throughout. 

Digvijay finishes tied 10th
Chiangmai: Digvijay Singh, who was in contention through the first half of the week, was unable to weather the amazing final round from Australia’s Scott Hend, as the Indian finished tied 10th at the inaugural Chiangmai Golf Classic, here.

Hend charged from six-shots back to win the title by three strokes. He shot a stunning eight-under-par 64 in the final round, just as Bryan Easton of South Africa (64) did, but Hend's earlier good work in the week carried the day for him.

Digvijay (71) slipped to 10th after being in top-5 for the first three rounds. Digvijay totaled 13-under 275, while Gaganjeet Bhullar, who had a stunning 65 on third day just could not get going and faltered with a one-over 73 with two double bogeys to drop to tied 26th.

Smriti ends tied 50th in Morocco
Agadir: Smriti Mehra rounded off the week with an even par 71 in the fourth and final round to finish tied 50th at the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco here on Sunday.

Smriti, who was doing well and lying 25th after the second round, dropped after a third round 76 and the final round 71 was not able to pull her up much.

Shooters leave for World Cup
New Delhi: The India shooting team left early morning Sunday to participate in the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, South Korea from April 2-10.

The 30-member team, which includes Olympic medallists Abhinav Bindra and Vijay Kumar, looked very confident after a training camp in Delhi.


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