Jeevan and Purav lose a tough fight in Dubai
The fine run of Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Purav Raja came to a dramatic end in the semifinals as the pair was beaten 6-7(5), 6-4, 12-10 by Ben Mclachlan and Jan-Lennard Struff in the $2,887,895 ATP-500 tennis tournament in Dubai.
The Japanese-German pair had earlier beaten the top seeds Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 7-5, 7-5 in the quarterfinals.
The semifinal appearance was worth 180 ATP points and $43,600 for the Indian pair, which had earlier beaten Philipp Kohlschreiber and Fernando Verdasco 10-8 in the super tie-break of the quarterfinals.
$2,887,895 ATP, Dubai, UAE
Doubles (semifinals): Ben Mclachlan (JPN) & Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) bt Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja 6-7(5), 6-4, 12-10; Quarterfinals: Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan & Purav Raja bt Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) & Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 7-6(3), 6-7(5), [10-8].
$15,000 ITF women, Antalya, Turkey
Doubles (semifinals): Barbara Gatica (CHI) & Rebeca Pereira (BRA) bt Petra Januskova (CAN) & Sowjanya Bavisetti 6-4, 6-4.
$15,000 ITF women, Nanchang, China
Singles (first round): Xu Liu Sun (CHN) bt Ashmitha Easwaramurthi 6-2, 6-0.