PURAV RAJA

  • Divij SharanYen Lu, Purav RajaMarcelo Demoliner pairs exit from Wimbledon June 25, 2014

    London: Divij Sharan and YenHsun Lu blew away a fabulous start while Purav Raja and Marcelo Demoliner went down fighting to crash out of the men's doubles event of the Wimbledon Championships on Wednesday. Lefthanded Divij and his Chinese Taipei partner Lu squandered a comfortable twoset lead to lose 62, 62,...
  • India's Purav Raja qualifies for Wimbledon championships June 19, 2014

    London: Purav Raja and Marcelo Demoliner booked a berth in the men's doubles event of the Wimbledon Championships after shocking top seeded Germans Gero Kretchmer and Alex Satschko in the final qualifying round. The fifth seed IndoBrazilian partner came back from behind for a 46 61 64 victory in the second...
  • Divij, Raja reach final of Kyoto Challenger March 7, 2014

    Kyoto: The top seeded Indian pair of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja reached their first final of the season together after overcoming a fighting combo of Toshihide Matsui and Danai Udomchoke in straight sets in the ATP Kyoto Challenger event on Friday . The Indians prevailed 7-6 (4) 7-5 over the...
  • Purav and Marcelo upset 3rd seeds to reach semis in Zagreb February 7, 2014

    Zagreb: India's Purav Raja and his Brazilian partner Marcelo Demoliner reached the semifinals of the ATP 250 event after shocking third seeded pair of Julian Knowle and Johan Brunstrom, here. The unseeded IndoBrazilian combo eked out a 63, 75 win over AustrianSwede pair in the quarter finals of the euro 426,605...
  • Sanam Singh, Divij SharanPurav Raja bow of their Challenger events November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Sanam Singh lost to Peter Polanski for the second time in two months and crashed out of the ATP Knoxville Challenger event in the United States. The diminutive Indian lost 36, 36 to his Canadian rival in the quarterfinals of the USD 50,000 hard court event. Sanam had lost to...
  • DivijRaja in quarters of Ortisei Challenger event November 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Divij Sharan and Purav Raja scored an easy straight sets win over David Kostner and Patric Prinoth to move to the doubles quarterfinals of the ATP Challenger event in Ortisei, Italy. The topseeded Indian pair beat the local pair 61 63 in the first round of the euro 64,000...
  • Yuki wins, DivijRaja bow out in ATP Challengers October 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Yuki Bhambri advanced to the singles quarterfinals of the ATP Challenger event in Taralgon, Australia after his opponent Brendon Moore retired in second set of the first round match. Yuki had won the first set 62 and was leading the second 10 when the Australian qualifier conceded the match...
  • Divij Sharan, Purav Raja win first ATP tour title in Bogota July 21, 2013

    Colombia: The fast rising Indian pair of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja clinched its first ever ATP tour level title with a hardfought win over Edouard RogerVasselin and Igor Sijsling in the summit clash of the Claro Open. The fourth seeded Indians defeated the secondseed FrenchDutch combination 76(4), 76(3) in the...
  • Representing India in Grand Slam is special: Divij, Raja June 20, 2013

    New Delhi: From plying their trade on the ATP Challenger Tour in the last few months to reaching a Grand Slam, it has been a rewarding journey for Divij Sharan and Purav Raja and the duo Thursday said they won't be easy meat for big teams at Wimbledon. Divij and Raja...
  • Divij, Raja qualify for Wimbledon doubles main draw June 19, 2013

    London: Divij Sharan and Purav Raja will make their first ever appearance at a Grand Slam as the Indian duo on Wednesday qualified for the Wimbledon men's doubles event. Seeded fourth in the qualifying event, lefthanded Divij and Purav received a walkover from their second round opponents, Andreas HaiderMaurer from Austria...
  • Divij Sharan-Purav Raja win their first ATP Challenger title March 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Divij Sharan and Purav Raja Saturday won their first ATP Challenger title of the season after overcoming the fighting Australian pair of Chris Guccione and Matt Reid in the final of the Shimadzu All Japan Tennis Championships in Kyoto. Playing their third overall final together, the Indians recorded a...
  • These boys are winners for me as they put country first: Paes February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: For veteran Leander Paes, the team of rookies fighting it out against South Korea are already "winners", simply because they resisted the "temptation" of joining the rebels. Paes combined with rookie Purav Raja by winning the doubles rubber to give India the muchneeded fillip after both the singles...
  • Leander PaesPurav Raja keep Indian hopes alive winning doubles rubber February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Bringing in his wealth of experience, Leander Paes combined with debutant Purav Raja to keep India afloat by winning the doordie doubles rubber against Korea on Saturday but it would take a super heroic effort to save the hosts from a defeat in the Davis Cup tie. Playing for...
  • Young guns ready for Davis Cup February 1, 2013

    VM Ranjeet, Vijayant Malik and Purav Raja will make their Davis Cup debuts as India take on South Korea in the Asia/Oceania Group I tie. ...
  • Paes advises his teammates to hold their nerves January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: India's star tennis player Leander Paes has advised his rookie teammates to stay relaxed against South Korea in the Group 1 Asia/Oceania Davis Cup tie starting here on Friday. Paes on Thursday asked the players to keep more than one gameplan so that they can quickly switch over to...
  • I will show rookie players the way: Paes January 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Star player Leander Paes on Tuesday vowed to show his rookie teammates the way in order to help them make a worthy debut for India in the upcoming Davis Cup tie against South Korea, but acknowledged that the task ahead is "tough". Paes joined the Indian training camp...