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French Open 2024: Balaji-Martinez Book Men's Doubles Pre-Quarterfinals Berth

India's N Sriram Balaji booked his maiden French Open pre-quarterfinals berth as he and his Mexican partner Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela Martinez beat the pair of Dan Added and Theo Arribage in three sets

| Photo: AP/Thibault Camus
French Open tennis 2024 | Photo: AP/Thibault Camus
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Paris, Jun 1: India's N Sriram Balaji booked his maiden French Open pre-quarterfinals berth as he and his Mexican partner Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela Martinez beat the pair of Dan Added and Theo Arribage in three sets here on Saturday. (More Tennis News)

The Indo-Mexican duo beat their French opponents 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in the second round match that lasted one hour and 42 minutes.

Balaji, who is likely to be Rohan Bopanna's choice for Paris Olympics doubles team, and Martinez had beaten American Reese Stalder and Dutch player Sem Verbeek in straight sets on Friday. That was Balaji's maiden win at the clay Grand Slam.

In the pre-quarterfinals, Balaji and Martinez may face Australian Open champions Bopanna and Matthew Ebden if they win their second round match.

Yuki Bhambri and his French partner Albano Olivetti had made a first round exit on Friday.

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