London, July 6: Keeping India’s interest alive, robust tennis player Divij Sharan today reached the men’s doubles pre-quarterfinals with his Brazilian partner Marcelo Demoliner.
The pair quelled a spirited fight against Sandar gille and Joran Vliegen. Battling hard for over three hours, Sharan and Marcelo eked out a 7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-4 win over the Belgian pair. Indians still have hopes from left handed Divij as legendary players Rohan Bopanna, Leander Paes, Purav Raja and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan have exited from the men’s doubles competition.
Divij Sharan’s best ever Grand Slam performance had come at the Wimbledon last year when he made quarterfinals with Artem Sitak. He has also reached the third round at Australian Open in 2018, French Open in 2017 and the US Open in 2013.