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Balaji/Nedunchezhiyan toppled in first round in Knoxville Challenger

BALBIR SINGH | November 07, 2019 10:13 AM

CHANDIGARH:Top seeded Indian pair of N Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan were toppled by  American pair of Marcos Giron and Alex Lawson in doubles first round match in the $ 54,160 Knoxville Challenger (Tennessee), USA on Wednesday.
Giron/Lawson wrapped up the match with a 7-5, 6-4 verdict in one hour and seven minutes. Giron/Lawson broke Balaji/Nedunchezhiyan in the 9th and 11th games while they were broken in the 10th game before the Americans won the first set 7-5.
After breaking service of Balaji/Nedunchezhiyan in the seventh game to take 4-3 lead and retained their service in the next game to make it 5-3 and finished the set at 6-4.
Balaji/Nedunchezhiyan earned $ 360.

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