Divij Sharan and Rohan Bopanna falter at the Astana Open

Indian Doubles players Divij Sharan and Rohan Bopanna faltered in the doubles event going down with their partners at the ATP 250 Astana Open being played at the National Tennis Centre at Nur-Sultan.

In a quarter-final match Australian Open Runners up  Max Purcell and Luke Saville boosted their hopes of qualifying for the Nitto ATP Finals pulling off a 6-3 7-5 win over Divij Sharan and his British partner Luke Bambridge. Sharan and Bambridge had a set point in the second set leading 5-4, but could not utilize it .

Sharan and Bambridge made 45 ATP points and $3230 for their quarterfinal effort.

In a first round doubles match, Rohan Bopanna alongside his Danish Partner Frederick Nielsen went down to Marcelo Arevalo of  Uruguay and Tomislav Brkic of  Bosnia Herzegovina. The pair of Arevalo and Brkic won 6-7(5), 7-6(3),10-5 in a close match.

Bopanna and his partner made $2650 and no points.

Photos from the tourney – Rohan Bopanna (Credits: Kazakhstan Tennis Federation)

Photos from the tourney – Divij Sharan (Credits: Kazakhstan Tennis Federation)

Indian based in the Alps region. Works for an IT firm during the weekdays und auch lernt Deutsch. On the weekends, he can be traced somewhere in the Mountains or on backpacker trips. Is a Social Worker / Activist with a deeper interest for Indian / Swiss tennis from the past year.

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