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Divij in third round at Wimbledon

Press Trust of India  |  London 

The duo of and showed remarkable resilience while fighting back from two sets down to prevail over and and enter the pre-quarterfinals of the men's double event in here today.

The Indian combined with Sitak of to win the five-setter 6-7 4-6 6-3 7-6 6-4 in a match that lasted three hours and 22 minutes on court number 17.

Both the pairs had 13 aces but at five, Divij and his partner committed two less double faults than their opponents from and

They won 22 points on first serve and six points on the second serve in the first set. In the final set, the Indo-Kiwi pair won 14 points on the first serve and six on the second.

Sharan and Sitak defeated Macedonia's Radu Albot and Tunisia's 7-6 6-7 6-3 6-2 in the first round.

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First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 22:00 IST