Devvarman, Bopanna advance

New Delhi: Indian Davis Cuppers Somdev Devvarman and Rohan Bopanna advanced to doubles quarterfinals of different ATP Challenger events after hard-earned wins along with their respective partners.

Devvarman and his American partner Ryan Harrison overcame the challenge of local pair Ilija Cuic and Kresimir Ritz 7-6(3), 6-2 in the first round of the $50,000 Zagreb event in Croatia.

Prakash Amritraj crashed out in the first round itself, losing 3-6, 1-6 to Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo of Spain.

At the Bordeaux event in France, Bopanna and his Pakistan partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, seeded fourth, beat local wild cards Adrian Mannarino and Xavier Pujo 7-6(4), 6-2 in the opening round of the euro 85,000 Clay court event. — PTI