Divij Sharan News
In a closely contested match, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan beat Mikael Torpegaard and Frederik Nielsen 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 to give India an unassailable 3-0 lead.
Saketh and Ramkumar, who had won the doubles title at the Bengaluru Open 1 last week, saw off Yuki and Divij 6-1 7-5 in the Round of 16 at the KSLTA Courts.
It will be Prajnesh (ranked 165) who will open the tie for India with a match against Otto Virtanen (ranked 419). It is a splendid opportunity for India to draw first blood as Prajnesh is a superior player.
AITA also released its complete correspondence with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) concerning the qualification of India's men doubles team for the Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Rohan Bopanna hits back after AITA condemns 'misleading' tweets over qualification
In a response to Bopanna's tweet, Sania echoed similar sentiments, saying that the lack of clarity may well have cost India a shot at winning the medal in the mixed doubles event.
Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan are set to miss out on the Tokyo Olympics, which get underway on 23 July, unless there are withdrawals.
Sharan, 35, and Murray Sharan, 33, beat Uruguayan Ariel Behar and Kazakh Galina Voskoboeva 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in a match that had a lengthy interruption due to a ball girl being injured.
It was expected that with a low combined ranking of 113, Bopanna (38) and left-handed Sharan's (75) entry would depend only on large scale withdrawals.
The Indian pair went down 3-6, 6-7 to the sixth-seeded Belgian duo of Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen, failing to advance to the semifinals of the event on Thursday.
With Sharan and Raina’s loss, India’s hopes in the men's and women’s doubles came to an end. Rohan Bopanna remains the lone Indian left standing in the tournament
However, it was curtains for Rohan Bopanna and Ankita Raina, the other Indians competing in the tournament, which is a warm-up event for the Australian Open.
Western & Southern Open: Rohan Bopanna, Denis Shapovalov go down fighting in opening round of doubles event
Bopanna has been pairing with Shapovalov consistently since the Indian Wells Masters last year, which he had started by pairing with compatriot with Divij Sharan.
National Sports Awards 2020: Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat among five athletes to receive Khel Ratna; 29 finalised for Arjuna Award
This is the first time in the history of awards that five athletes have been recommended for the Khel Ratna, with the final decision resting on sports minister Kiren Rijiju
No handshakes, no talking into the ball: Divij Sharan enters 'new normal' of competitive doubles tennis in UK
Divij Sharan returned to competitive tennis for the first time since March. He played three matches alongside Vijay Sundar Prashanth on the British Tour in London.
Asian Games medal winners Ankita Raina and Divij Sharan are set to be nominated for the Arjuna award by the national tennis federation, which plans to send former Davis Cup coach Nandan Bal's name for the Dhyan Chand honour.
Coronavirus Outbreak: India's tennis players, coaches feel AITA should offer support and formulate plan to tide over lockdown
Jeevan Nedunchehiyan said the way forward is forming a tennis players council which works in tandem with AITA
Divij Sharan interview: ‘Tough situation to be in, but I like to look at the positives’, says doubles expert on tennis shutdown
With the tennis world coming to a halt in the middle of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic, Divij Sharan reveals his plans for the extended break, how it impacts a tennis player and on Olympics.
Davis Cup: AITA selection committee keep Leander Paes in playing squad for Croatia tie, Divij Sharan in reserve
The last time India and Croatia met in the Davis Cup, India had won 3-2 in New Delhi in 1995 with Paes winning both his singles and doubles with Mahesh Bhupathi
Delray Beach Open: Divij Sharan, Artem Sitak eliminated in quarter-finals by top-seeded duo of Mike Bryan, Bob Bryan
The Indo-kiwi duo of Sharan and Sitak lost 2-6, 6-4, (3-10) to the Bryan brothers who are playing their last Delray Beach Open
Delray Beach Open 2020: Divij Sharan, Artem Sitak through to quarter-finals, set to face top-seeded pair of Mike Bryan, Bob Bryan
Divij and Artem will meet top-seeded doubles pair Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan of USA on Friday