Wild card Vishnu Vardhan went down fighting 6-7(4), 6-3, 7-5 to Denys Molchanov of Ukraine in the pre-quarterfinals of the $125,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on Wednesday.

In doubles, Vishnu and Divij Sharan lost 7-5, 6-1 to the third-seeded John Paul Fruttero of the US and Raven Klaasen of South Africa in the quarterfinals.

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