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Roland Garros 2018, Men's Doubles Round 1: Yuki Bhambri & Divij Sharan vs Purav Raja & Fabrice Martin, Live Match Updates

IT IS A 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 WIN FOR BHAMBRI AND SHARAN
Updated: 31 May 2018 00:30 IST - Published: 30 May 2018 20:15 IST
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What a fight! They two pairs gave their all. In the end, Yuki and Divij were just slightly better.

That will also hopefully help Bhambri to erase the pain of his singles loss.
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YUKI SERVES OUT THE MATCH SUCCESSFULLY!

IT IS A 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 WIN FOR BHAMBRI AND SHARAN IN 2 HOURS 18 MINUTES!!!!
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15-15 now
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Martin and Raja hold their serve to trail 4-5.

Yuki will try to serve out the win
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And Sharan HOLDS FOR A 5-3 LEAD!

HE AND YUKI ARE ONE GAME AWAY FROM WINNING THIS MATCH!
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It's 30-30 on the Sharan serve!
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Can the Tata Open semi-finalists consolidate that break?
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FINALLY YUKI AND DIVIJ GET THE BREAK!!!!


With both Raja and Martin at the net, Yuki smartly lobbed the ball and it landed near the baseline.

They get the break to go up to 4-3
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And the set continues to move at the same pace, without any breakthrough for either team.

They are evenly poised at 3-3
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Martin and Raja continue their grip on their own service game.

Up 3-2 now
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It is 2-2

Not much to choose between the two at the moment
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It's a much more comfortable hold for Raja!

He and Martin lead 2-1
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A comfortable service game from Bhambri and Sharan

1-1
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Martin staves off a huge challenge. He and Raja grit it out and HOLD SERVE!

1-0
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And deuce once again!
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This game is a marathon! A test of character for both teams!
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Sharan and Bhambri had a break point but Sharan puts his forehand into the net
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And he and Raja save a break point!

Deuce!
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Martin is serving first in Set 3 and it is 30-30 on his serve
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AND MARTIN AND RAJA BREAK!!!!! WHAT A TIME TO GET THE ONLY BREAK OF THIS SET!

It's 7-5 to Martin and Raja!!!!
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NOW BHAMBRI AND SHARAN ARE CRACKING UNDER PRESSURE!

2 SET POINTS FOR RAJA AND MARTIN!!!
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And, under pressure, Raja and Martin produce a quality HOLD.

They are up 6-5.


Can they break here or will the set go to a tie-break?
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There is still no break in this set! 

It's 5-5
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The pressure is right back at Bhambri and Sharan now
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Martin and Raja avert danger and hold serve to go up to 5-4
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It became a deuce game soon after but Martin has a game point now
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With Martin struggling on serve, Yuki made it 30-30 but sent the ball long soon after.
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And Yuki and Divij respond well.

They even the score at 4-4
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And Martin and Raja have certainly done better in this set.
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Martin and Raja fend off Bhambri and Sharan.

They are up 4-3.

Still no breakthrough for either team!
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It's all level in this set!

3-3
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Bhambri is facing a tough challenge on his serve. Faces a break point now
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Martin and Raja are doing much better in this set. They still hold their serve and have a mini lead of 3-2
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Bhambri blazes through his service game!


He holds to love and makes it 2-2
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Still on serve after Martin and Raja hold their serve.

It's 2-1 to Martin and Raja
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And Yuki survives!

It's 1-1
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Now Yuki facing some heat!

30-30 on serve
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It's a long service game for Raja and Martin to start the second set, but they hold.


1-0 to Raja and Martin
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THAT WAS A VERY TOUGH SERVICE GAME FOR BHAMBRI. He had to save a break point before coming back to take the set
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AND BHAMBRI AND SHARAN HAVE WON THE FIRST SET!

6-3
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AND BHAMBRI SAVES THEM BOTH! TURNS MISFORTUNE INTO AN OPPORTUNITY!

HE HAS A SET POINT!
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WHAT A TURNAROUND!

YUKI IS STARING AT TWO BREAK POINTS NOW!
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What resilience from Raja! Held his serve after saving three set points!

Raja and Martin trail 3-5
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The all-Indian pair had yet another break point after Purav and Fabrice saved the first two.
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Raja is struggling on serve again and has given Yuki and Divij a couple of set points!
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Yuki and Divij didn't budge. Divij HOLDS his serve and they open up a 5-2 lead.
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Sharan saved it and made it a deuce.
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Good work from Raja to advance to the net and finish the point.
They now have a break point
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AND YES! THEY HAVE BROKEN!

BHAMBRI AND SHARAN GET THE FIRST BREAK OF THE MATCH!

THEY LEAD 4-2