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Australian Open 2018, Day 8: Divij Sharan-Rajeev Ram vs Marcelo Melo-Lukasz Kubot, Live Match Updates

Sharan-Ram 6-3, 6-7 (4-7) Kubot-Melo
Updated: 22 January 2018 09:40 IST - Published: 22 January 2018 09:11 IST
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Good bye!
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Sharan and Ram put up a good fight against the top-seeded pairing of Kubot and Melo, but came up short in the end, as the Brazilian-Polish pair ended up winning the match 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.
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And they have done it! Kubot and Melo have clinched the third and deciding set 6-4, to make it through to the next round!
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Sharan and Ram have pulled one back to make it 5-4, but Kubot and Melo are just one game away from the victory.
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Kubot and Melo seem to be in cruise control now. They breezed through their service game to take a 5-3 lead in the deciding set.
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The World No.1 pair has struck a breakpoint here, as they take a 4-3 lead!
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But Kubot and Melo roar back to level the scores at 3-3!
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Now Ram and Sharan hold serve with relative ease. 3-2!
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But the Wolrd No.1 pair have held their serve  to draw level at 2-2!
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Sharan and Ram hold their serve again, to take a 2-1 lead!
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Kubot and Melo hold serve to make it 1-1. This match seems to be taking a similar pattern.
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Ran and Sharan start off the third set on a positive note as they hold their serve. 1-0!
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Kubot-Melo win 2nd set 7-6 (7-4)

However, Kubot and Melo hold their nerve to clinch the tie-breaker 7-4 in the end!
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Ran-Sharan pull another back, to make it 4-6.
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A good point from Ram-Sharan brings them back to within 1 point, but Melo-Kubot stretch their lead to 6-3 now
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Kubot and Melo race into a 2-point lead at the change of sides, as they lead 4-2!
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Both the two teams have gotten one point each, to make it 3-2.
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They even go on to takae the  lead at 2-1!
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But Ram-Sharan pull it back to 1-1!
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Kubot-Melo get te first point. 1-0.
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And with that, we got into the tie-break of the 2nd set, as Ran and Sharan draw level at 6-6!
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Kubot and Melo take the crucial point off their service game, to make i6-5!
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5-5! Sharan and Raja hold serve yet again!  This set is turning out to be closer than ever!
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Kubot and Melo take the lead again, at 5-4! This set is going right down to the wire.
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And they draw level again! Sharaj-Ram make it 4-4!