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All Indians bow out of Ricoh Open, Ramkumar advances in Italy

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Indian challenge ended at the ATP250 Ricoh Open with the quarterfinal defeat of and Scott Lipsky while the fast-rising team of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja fell at the first hurdle.

Paes and his American partner Lipksy went down fighting 4-6 4-6 against the second seeded pair of Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram in the Euro 660, 375 grass tournament in s- Hertogenbosch, Netherland.

Left-handed Sharan and Raja, who reached the pre- quarterfinals at the French Open, lost 3-6 4-6 to Andre Sa and Michael Venus.

Meanwhile in the singles events, Ramkumar Ramanathan advanced to second round of the Challenger event at Citta di Caltanissetta, with a 6-2 4-6 7-6(6) win over Austria's Sebastian Ofner.

The Indian Davis Cupper next faces Kazakhatan's 126th- ranked Mikahil Kukushkin.

At the Lisbon Open, Prajnesh Gunneswaran lost his opening round 5-7 4-6 Joao Domingues.

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 10:42 IST