Raja-Martin lose in Atlanta Open tennis

Atlanta, July 30 (IANS) Indo-French tennis pair of Purav Raja and Fabrice Martin were ousted from the opening round of the men’s doubles at the $585,870 Atlanta Open here.

The Filipino-American pair of Treat Huey and Steve Johnson needed just 52 minutes to ease past Raja and Martin 6-1, 6-3 on the hard courts of the Atlantic Station.

Huey and Johnson totally dominated the first set, winning three breakpoints, out of seven opportunities, to clean up the set. The Filipino-American combine needed just one more break of serve in the second set to seal the match for themselves.

Raja and Martin were totally dominated in the match as they could win only 35 of the 90 points played in the match. They were not even allowed a single breakpoint chance in the encounter.

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