Divij Sharan and Marcelo Demoliner’s sublime form at the Bavarian International Tennis Championships came to a screeching halt as the Indo-Brazilian duo lost to the Danish-German pair of Frederik Nielsen and Tim Putz 6-4, 6-2 in straight sets at the clay-court event held in Munich. The 33-year-old is yet to win an ATP Tour event since clinching the 2019 Maharashtra Open alongside Rohan Bopanna in January.
Divij Sharan and Marcelo Demoliner caused a massive upset in the first round of the tournament as they ousted the first seed Rohan Bopanna and Dominic Inglot 6-3, 3-6, 12-10 in a nail-biting encounter.
The duo held on to their nerves again in the quarter-finals as Germany’s Kevin Krawietz and Andres Mies were shown the exit door in a tie that finished 4-6, 6-3, 10-8.
The game again went to the decider in the semi-finals against Austria’s Phillip Oswald and Croatia’s Mate Pavic. But, Sharan and Demoliner continued to do what they had been doing throughout the tournament and won the match 6-3, 3-6, 10-4.
However, the final got over in the first two sets itself as Sharan and Demoliner’s fairytale run ended.