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Rupesh-Roberto pair crashes out of boys' doubles quarters at US Open

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New York, Sep 9 (UNI) Rupesh Roy and his Venezuelan partner Roberto Maytin crashed out of the boys' doubles event at the US Open with a 7-6 (8/6), 4-6, 6-7 (5/7) loss to the American duo of Jarmere Jenkins and Austin Krajicek in the quarter-final here.

Rupesh and Roberto lost a bitterly fought contest as India's challenge in the junior competition ended in the last Grand Slam of the year.

The Indo-Venezuelan pair came across the toughest challenge in their campaign so far and lost their way after winning the opening set in the tie-breaker. The American pair recovered to win the second set convincingly as Rupesh and Roberto let their guard down after the hard-fought opener.

The third set, however, saw the Indo-Venezuelan duo match their opponents shot for shot but the effort proved futile and Rupesh and Roberto crashed out after losing the tie-breaker.

Rupesh crashed out of the singles event in the first round and his doubles show was the best by any Indian junior in fray in the US Open.

UNI XC PM VC1422

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