Divij Sharan, Artem Sitak out of Atlanta Open
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Divij Sharan, Artem Sitak out of Atlanta Open

Divij Sharan and Artem Sitak which made the Wimbledon quarterfinals, lost 4-6, 5-7 to the unseeded Monaco-French team of Romain Arneodo and Jeremy Chardy.

tennis Updated: Jul 26, 2018 23:30 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
Divij Sharan,Artem Sitak,Atlanta Open
India's Divij Sharan and Artem Sitak lost their match 4-6, 5-7.(PTI)

The top seeded pair of Divij Sharan and Artem Sitak bowed out of the ATP Atlanta Open after losing their first round in straight sets to Romain Arneodo and Jeremy Chardy.

The Indo-Kiwi pair, which made the Wimbledon quarterfinals, lost 4-6, 5-7 to the unseeded Monaco-French team.

The defeat leaves Purav Raja as the only Indian surviving in the USD 7,48,450 hard court tournament.

Raja and Ken Skupski are up against Taylor Frtiz and Camron Norrie in the quarterfinals.

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Leander Paes and his American partner Jamie Cerretani had also made a first round exit from the tournament.

India’s challenge has already ended in the singles event with first rounf defeats of Ramkumar Ramanathan and qualifier Prajnesh Gunneswaran.

First Published: Jul 26, 2018 23:28 IST