Olympics Begin In
:
Days
:
Hours
:
Mins
 
Secs
Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Tennis

Tennis: Indian men's doubles pair Jeevan/Balaji addressed as Pakistanis by organisers

"The Pakistani duo Balaji-Nedunchezhiyan won 7-5, 5-7, 10-7 against the Belgians Gille-Vilegan," Open 13 Provence tweeted in French.

N Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan Tennis
X

 N Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan

By

The Bridge Desk

Updated: 22 Feb 2023 7:45 AM GMT

In a major blunder by the Open 13 Provence - a ATP 250 tennis tournament, the organisers termed the Indian men's doubles pair of Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Sriram Balaji as a "Pakistani duo" on their Twitter handle.

This happened after Jeevan and Balaji made it to the quarterfinals of the Open 13 Provence with a straight 7-5, 5-7, 10-7 win over Belgium's Joran Vilegan and Sander Gille.

"The Pakistani duo Balaji-Nedunchezhiyan won 7-5, 5-7, 10-7 against the Belgians Gille-Vilegan," Open 13 Provence tweeted in French.



The tweet did not go down well with Indian fans, who were quick to point out the massive blunder made by the Marseille based tournament.




Jeevan and Balaji will not take on the pair of Jamaica's Dustin Brown and Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi in the quarterfinals of the event.

The Indian pair has been in fine form in 2023 having finished as the runners' up in Maharashtra Open before reaching the second round of Australian Open Grand Slam as wildcard entrants.

The also reached the semifinal of the recently concluded Chennai Open ATP Challenger earlier this month.

Next Story