Divij Sharan went down 1-6, 2-6 to top-seeded Matwe Middelkoop of the Netherlands in the second qualifying round of the €64,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Ortisei, Italy. Sharan had beaten Daniel Uhlig of Germany 6-4, 6-4 in the first round.

He will play doubles with Purav Raja. The Indian duo, which made the final of a Challenger tournament recently, will meet Andrej Kapas and Michal Przysiezny of Poland in the first round.

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