Leander Paes-Purav Raja enter quarters, Divij Sharan out of Knoxville Challenger

Leander Paes-Purav Raja registered a 6-2,6-4 win over the America duo of Kevin King and Bradley Klahn to enter the quarterfinals but in-form Divij Sharan was ousted from the event.

tennis Updated: Nov 09, 2017 12:41 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
PTI, New Delhi
Leander Paes,Purav Raja,Divij Sharan
Leander Paes, along with his partner Purav Raja entered the quarterfinal of the Knoxville Challenger but in-form Divij Sharan crashed out. (Getty Images)

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.

First Published: Nov 09, 2017 12:41 IST