October 05, 2022 09:03 PM

 FRANCE: Purav Raja and Divij Sharan prevailed over Niklas Schell and Kai Wehnelt of Germany by 6-2, 7-5 in the doubles first round of the € 67,960 Open de Vendee, Mouilleron le Captif, France.

The Indian pair will next face giant killers Kynan Jacquet and Clement Tabur of France who upset top seeds Serbian combination of Ivan Sabanov and Matej Sabanov 7-6 (4), 6-4.

ROHAN/MATWE EXIT: Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic disposed of the challenge of Rohan Bopanna of India and Matwe Middelkoop of Netherland BY 7-8 )3), the opening doubles round in the $2,054,825 Astana Open Kazakhstan.

Last week, Rohan Bopanna teamed up with Matwe Middelkoop to win the doubles trophy in the $1,019,855 Tel Aviv Watergen Open.

RAMKUMAR LOSES IN SINGLES AND DOUBLES: Australian pair of Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell beat Alexei Popyrin of Australia and Ramkumar Ramanathan of India by 6-2 7-6 (4) in the doubles first round match in the $2,108, 110 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis in Tokyo on Tuesday.
Earlier qualifier Rio Noguchi of Japan beat qualifier Ramkumar Ramanathan of India by 8-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1) in the singles first round.

SUMIT NAGAL BEATEN: PR Sumit Nagal of India was ousted by Facundo Mena of Argentina with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 verdict in the singles first round of the $53,120 Campeonato Internacional de Tennis in Brazil.
MUKUND OUSTED: Qualifier 371st ranked Mukund Sasikumar of India was ousted by top seed and 102nd ranked Emilo Gomez of Ecuador in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 in the singles second round of the $ 53,120 Gwangju Open Challenge, South Korea.

Earlier in the first round Mukund accounted for wild card Seong-chan Hong of Korea by 4-6, 6-1, 7-5. in the singles first round match.

ANIRUDH/N VIJAY MOVE UP: Indian duo of Anirudh Chandrasekar and N Vijay Sundar Prashanth caused a mild upset by shocking third seeds Malek Jaziri and Michail Pervolarakis 7-6 (5) 7-5 in the doubles first round match in the $53,120 Tiburon Challenger, United States.

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