India's Anirudh Chandrasekar and Vijay Prashanth make place in the quarterfinals of US Men's Clay Court Championship

The Indian pair defeated American wild cards Michael Mmoh and Frances Tiafoe. Now they will face fourth seeds M Purcell and J Thompson of Australia in the US Men's Clay Court Championship quarterfinals.

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India's Anirudh Chandrasekar and Vijay Prashanth make place in the quarterfinals of US Men's Clay Court Championship

Anirudh-Vijay reaches quarterfinals of US Men's Clay Court Championship. Image- Sportstar - The Hindu

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Indian pair of Anirudh Chandrasekar and Vijay Prashanth reached the doubles quarterfinals of the US Men's Clay Court Championship on the ATP Tour in Houston on Monday. 

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The Indian pair defeated American wild cards Michael Mmoh and Frances Tiafoe by 6-3, 6-4 in one hour 19 minutes match. Now they will face fourth seeds M Purcell and J Thompson of Australia in the US Men's Clay Court Championship quarterfinals. Prashanth is currently at 101st and Chandrasekar at 113th in the doubles ranking. 

A few other Indians are also in the fray in the doubles competition of the US Men's Clay Court Championship. Arjun Kadhe and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan play against the pair of Marcus Daniell of New Zealand and Luis Martinez of Venezuela in the pre-quarterfinals while N Balaji and his German partner Andre Begemann face top seeds Americans Rajeev Ram and Austin Krajicek in another round of 16 match. 

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Earlier, Anirudh and Vijay defeated second-seeded N Lammons and J Withrow 6-4, 7-6(2) to register the biggest win of their career at ATP Dallas 250 in February. 27-year-old Anirudh entered the top 100 rankings last year. In January this year, Anirudh and Vijay played their first-ever Grand Slam event at the Australian Open last month after they received a wildcard entry. 

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