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Raja-Martin ousted from Nice Open

They were beaten by doubles partners Martin Emmrich of Germany and Swede Andreas Siljestrom on clay.

News 19 May 2015, 10:42 IST
Martin and Raja (R) (file photo)

Nice (France), May 18 (IANS) Indo-French tennis pair of Purav Raja and Fabrice Martin were ousted from the first round of men's doubles at the 439,405-euro Nice Open here on Monday.

The German-Swede pairing of Martin Emmrich and Andreas Siljestrom defeated Martin and Raja 7-6(4), 6-7(7), 10-6 in two hours and 10 minutes on the outdoor clay courts of the Nice Lawn Tennis Club.

After sharing the first two sets, Emmrich and Siljestrom proved a tad bit better in the super tie-break which helped them clinch the contest and enter the quarter-finals.

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