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Bopanna, Raja bow out of Wimbledon

IANS logoIANS 07-07-2017

In the men's doubles category, the eighth seed pair of Bopanna and his French partner douard Roger-Vasselin never looked in the contention as the British pair of Neal Skupski and Ken Skupski outplayed the Indo-French pair 7-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3.

In other match, Purav Raja and Divij Sharan were also beaten by Rajeev Ram of America and Raven Klaasen of South Africa in a hard fought battle. The game went to the tie breaker, in which the Ram and Klaasen proved superior against the Indian pair to clinch the issue 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-7 (10-8).

Earlier, on Thursday, Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin edged past German pair of Dustin Brown and Mischa Zverev 6-3, 7-6, 6-4 to advance, while Purav Raja and Divij Sharan defeated the British-Portuguese pair of Kyle Edmunds and Joao Sousa 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(8).

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