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India @ Wimbledon: Divij-Sitak stage remarkable comeback to advance

July 07, 2018 22:19 IST

Divij Sharan

IMAGE: Divij Sharan and Artem Sitak fought back from two sets down to get the better of Julio Peralta and Horacio Zeballos in the second round. Photograph: Jaimi Chisholm/Getty Images

The duo of Divij Sharan and Artem Sitak showed remarkable resilience while fighting back from two sets down to prevail over Julio Peralta and Horacio Zeballos and advance to the Round of 16 in the men's doubles at Wimbledon on Saturday.

 

The Indian combined with Sitak of New Zealand to win the five-setter 6-7, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-4 in a match that lasted three hours and 22 minutes on court number 17.

Both the pairs had 13 aces but at five, Divij and his partner committed two less double faults than their opponents from Chile and Argentina.

They won 22 points on first serve and six points on the second serve in the first set. In the final set, the Indo-Kiwi pair won 14 points on the first serve and six on the second.

Sharan and Sitak had defeated Macedonia's Radu Albot and Tunisia's Malek Jaziri 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 in the first round.

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