Vishnu Vardhan lost 3-6, 4-6 to Joshua Milton of Britain in the first round of the $50,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Tuesday.

However, Vardhan and Karan Rastogi beat Ti Chen of Chinese Taipei and Hiroki Moriya of Japan 7-5, 6-2 in the doubles pre-quarterfinals.

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