Knoxville, November 11: The star Indian pair of Leander Paes and Purav Raja on Thursday swiftly stormed into the quarter-finals of the Knoxville Challenger which is being held in Knoxville, United States.
Top-seeded Indian duo of Leander Paes and Purav Raja defeated American team of Kevin King and Bradley Klahn by 6-2, 6-4 in a match that lasted for only 55 minutes to advance into the quarterfinals of the tournament. Indian duo will next face British team of Liam Broady and Marcus Willis, who got a walkover Darian King and Michael Mmoh as they were retired midway through the contest.
While Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Indonesia’s Christopher Rungkat reached the semifinals of the Kobe Challenger. Nedunchezhiyan and Rungkat registered a victory over China Xin Gao and Ze Zhang by 6-2, 6-3 and will next face Alex Bolt and Bradley Mousley next.
On the other side, in-form Divij Sharan and partner Mikhail Elgin were ousted from the Slovak Open in Bratislava. Sharan and his Russian partner bowed out of the tournament by 4-7 7-6(4) 4-10 defeat against Sander Arends and Antonio Sancic in the last-eight pair stage. Sharan will now compete in two home events – KPIT Challenger in Pune and the Bangalore Open.