Asian Games Tennis: Sanam Singh-Saketh Myneni Reach Doubles Final, Yuki Bhambri-Divij Sharan Get Bronze

Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan lost in the semis to settle for bronze. Earlier, Sanam Singh and Saketh Myneni entered the final.

Updated: September 28, 2014 18:19 IST
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File photo of Indian tennis player Sanam Singh.

Incheon: Indian men's doubles pair of Sanam Singh and Saketh Myneni assured India of at least a silver medal in tennis while Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan missed out on a golden opportunity to make it 1-2 for the country blowing away two match points en route settling for a bronze. (Day 9 Blog | Medal Tally)

Sanam, who also won men's doubles gold at the Guangzhou Asian Games, reached the title round combining with big-serving Saketh as the fifth-seeded Thai twins Sanchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana 4-6, 6-3, 10-6 in Super tie-break with the match lasting an hour and seven minutes.

Bhambri and Sharan lost to Korean pair of Lim Yongkyu and Chung Hyeonas to end up with bronze medal. (Wrestler Yogeshwar Wins Historic Gold)

The fourth seeded Indian duo went down 7-6 (10-8), 6-7 (8-6), 11-9 against eighth seeded Koreans in a hard-fought battle that lasted two hours and 15 minutes at the Yeorumul Tennis Courts here. (Also Read: Kushbir Kaur Wins Silver in 20km Walk | Manju Bala Wins Hammer Throw Bronze)

In a closely-fought contest, Yuki-Divij pair had two match-points leading the tie-break 6-4 before Divij netted a drop shot and Yuki missed the next point as the Koreans drew level at 8-6.

It was a stiff fight in the 'Super Tie-break' in which the Korean pair held their nerve to make it to the final

Earlier, Yuki Bhambri and the combination of Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombaref had settled for a bronze each after losing the men's singles and women's doubles semifinals, respectively.

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