Divij Sharan and Sitak reached the Grand Slam quarterfinals

London: India's Divij Sharan celebrates with his partner Artem Sitak after reaching the first ever Grand Slam quarterfinals of his career at the Wimbledon Championships in London on Monday, July 09,2018. (PTI Photo) (editors pls correlate with story SPF 23)(PTI7_9_2018_000231B)

Vastavam web: Divij Sharan has reached the Grand Slam quarterfinals for the first time in his career as he combined with Artem Sitak to stage yet another dramatic comeback after being by down by two sets to defeat Jonathan Erlich and Marcin Matkowski at the Wimbledon Championships, here yesterday.Sharan and New Zealand’s Sitak prevailed 1-6 6-7(3) 6-4 6-4 6-4 over the Isralei-Polish combination after a gruelling men’s doubles third round which lasted three hours and fifty minutes.

Reaching the third rounds at Australian Open this year and at French Open (2017) and US Open (2013) was the best performance for the left-hander till today’s win.”It was a mental battle out there. Even though we lost first two sets, we believed we could still win. We fought really hard and stayed strong mentally through the last three sets. There were many games where we were serving and were down but we played big and came back to hold those games,” Sharan told.”There was a lot of support for us from our respective teams and fans and that also helped,” he added.