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Paes-Sa, Sharan-Raja advance to quarters in Estoril

May 04, 2017 14:21 IST

Leander PaesFourth seeds Leander Paes and Andre Sa progressed to the Estoril Open quarter-finals and also joining them in the last-eight pairs were Divij Sharan and Purav Raja, who knocked out third seeds Marcus Daniell
and Marcelo Demoliner, in Estoril.

Paes and his Brazilian partner defeated Renzo Olivo and Benoit Paire 7-6(1), 6-2 in the opening round of the Euro 540,310 clay court event.

Paes has come into the tournament after winning a Challenger event in USA with Scott Lipsky. He and Sa next face Spanish team of Nicolas Almagro and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

Unseeded Indian team of Sharan and Raja shocked the third seeded team 6-0, 7-6 (4) in their opening round.

The next opponents for Sharan and Raja are Ariel Behar and Aliaksandr Bury.

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