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Yuki Bhambri, Divij Sharan move to second round of French Open 2018

Bhambri and Sharan, who had also teamed up at the inaugural Maharashtra Open, sent Raja and Martin packing with a 6-3, 5-7 and 6-4 win in the opening round of the Roland Garros.

Reported by: PTI, Paris [ Published on: May 31, 2018 16:11 IST ]
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The Indian pair of Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan advanced to the men's doubles second round of the French Open after blunting the challenge of Fabrice Martin and Purav Raja.

Bhambri and Sharan, who had also teamed up at the inaugural Maharashtra Open, sent Raja and Martin packing with a 6-3, 5-7, and 6-4 win in the opening round of the clay-court Grand Slam.

They next face second seeds Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic.

Another Indian in the second round is Rohan Bopanna, with his partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

The 13th seeded Indo-French pair are up against the local team of Benjamin Bonzi and Gregoire Jacq.

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