Rediff.com  » Sports » Divij-Purav make winning start at Mexico Challenger

Divij-Purav make winning start at Mexico Challenger

Source: PTI
April 10, 2013 16:34 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

Divij Sharan and Purav Raja made a confident start at the ATP Challenger event in Guadalajara, defeating Marco Chiudinelli and Yuichi Sugita in straight sets.

The unseeded Indian pair, runners-up last week at Leon, beat the Swiss-Japanese combo 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the US $100,000 hard court tournament.

The Indians pocketed the first set after breaking Sugita's serve in the third game.

In the second, they further imposed themselves with back-to-back

Breaks in the fifth and seventh games.

Serving well throughout the match helped the winners' cause well, as the Indians did not face even a single break point.

They won 84 percent points on first serve and 77 on the second.

They won 57 points to 38 of their opponents.

However, they have a tough task at hand as they face third seeds Rajeev Ram and Benjamin Becker in Thursday’s quarter-finals.

Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
Source: PTI© Copyright 2021 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

New Zealand Tour of India, 2021