Paris: Indian pair of Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan has made it to the second round of the doubles category of the second Grand Slam French Open tennis tournament of the year. Yuki-Divij pair defeated Fabrizio Martin and Purav Raja. Bhambri and Sharan, who also made a pair in the Maharashtra Open, defeated King and Martin 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.
In the second round, they will meet Oliver Marach and Mate Pavich. Another Indian, Rohan Bopanna has also reached the second round with French partner Edouard Roger Veselin. The 13th seeded pair of Bopanna and Roger Wesleyan will now face the local pair of Benjamin Bondi and Gregory Jock.
Meanwhile, in the men’s singles category of the tournament, former champion Novak Djokovic has made a comeback in the third round by winning the Spanish qualifier Jaume Munar. Women’s Top seed Simona Halep got a fierce victory in the initial round.
Germany’s second-seeded Alexandr Zverev, after a 2-1 lead, came back after a superb return, defeating Dusan Lajovic of Serbia 2-6, 7- 5, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 in the third round Ensure. This 21-year-old player is in Germany trying to become the first German player to win the title after 1937.
In 2016, the non-champion and world number one Djokovic beat Munar 7-6, 6-4, 6-4, making it successful in reaching the third round of the 13th year. He is struggling to get the best form after the right elbow injury and he is given the 20th position here this year. In the second round, he did not appear in his best form but was successful in reaching the next round.
In the final 16, Djokovic will face Spain’s Roberto Batista Agut, who defeated Colombia’s qualifier Santiago Giraldo 6-4, 7-5, 6-3. 17th seed Thomas Birchich of Czech Republic had to face defeat from local player Jeremy Chardy in the first round of the rain-affected first round. Chardy beat Birdich 7-6, 7-6, 1-6, 5-7, 6-2.