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Divij Sharan in pre-quarters at Wimbledon

July 05, 2019 22:00 IST

Divij Sharan

IMAGE: India’s Divij Sharan and Brazil’s Marcelo Demoliner beat Belgians Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen to make the pre-quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Friday. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Divij Sharan kept Indian interest alive at the Wimbledon Championships by reaching the men's doubles pre-quarter-finals with partner Marcelo Demoliner.

 

The pair quelled a spirited challenge from Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen on Friday.

Battling for over three hours, Sharan and his Brazilian partner beat the Belgian pair 7-6(1), 5-7, 7-6(6), 6-4.

Left-handed Sharan's best ever Grand Slam performance was at Wimbledon last year when he made the quarter-finals partnering Artem Sitak.

He also reached the third round at the Australian Open (2018), French Open (2017) and US Open (2013).

Rohan Bopanna, Leander Paes, Purav Raja and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan have all exited from the men's doubles at Wimbledon.

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