Vardhan ousted from singles event but makes doubles semis with Balaji

Vishnu Vardhan during practice session before Davis Cup at Chandigarh Club on Monday, July 11 2016. Express Photo by Sahil Walia *** Local Caption *** Vishnu Vardhan during practice session before Davis Cup at Chandigarh Club on Monday, July 11 2016. Express Photo by Sahil Walia

Vastavam web: Vishnu Vardhan was ousted from the singles event following a straight-set defeat in the second round but progressed to the doubles semifinals with compatriot N Sriram Balaji at the ATP Challenger event in Jinan, China.Vardhan was the only Indian surviving in the singles but with his 4-6 4-6 defeat against the sixth seed Ricardas Berankis from Lithuania, it ended the country’s challenge. Vardhan and Balaji though had success in the doubles as they made it to the last four with a fighting 7-6(4) 6-3 win over local pair of Di Wu and Zhzhen Zhang in the quarterfinals.