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Nottingham Challenger: Divij, Raja lose final again

June 16, 2013 17:20 IST

A second title of the season eluded Divij Sharan and Purav Raja yet again as they ended runners-up at the Nottingham Challenger after losing the tough summit clash to formidable Thai twin brothers Sanchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana.

The fourth seeded Indians lost the final 6-7(5), 7-6(3), 8-10 to the second seeded brothers' team.

Nottingham Challenger: Divij, Raja lose final againDivij and Raja split euro 2,350 and earned 55 points each for making the title clash.

In the singles event Somdev Devarman had lost the semifinals to eventual winner Steve Johnson of the USA.

Divij and Raja were playing their fourth final of the season, having won the Kyoto event and ending runners-up at Johannesburg and at Leon, Mexio.

Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

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