Purav Raja-Fabrice Martin bow out of Wimbledon after losing five-set battle
Serving at 9-10, Raja and Martin saved two match points but their opponents latched on to the third to claim a memorable win
India's Purav Raja and Fabrice Martin lost an excruciating five-set battle to Mirza Basic and Dusan Lajovic to make an early exit from the Wimbledon championships, here today. The Indo-French pair was staring at the barrel as they trailed by two sets but put the match on even keel before eventually tumbling 2-6 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4, 9-11 in three hours and 37 minutes on court number six.
Serving at 9-10, Raja and Martin saved two match points but their opponents latched on to the third to claim a memorable win. "They hit good returns in that game and it made a difference," Raja told PTI after the match. Both Lajovic (58), who lost to Roger Federer in the men's singles opening round, and Basic (78) are top-100 singles players. There are five more Indians competing in the men's doubles.
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