Divij Sharan and Marcelo Demoliner fought their hearts out in a gruelling battle before losing to top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo in the men’s doubles pre-quarterfinals, in London on Monday.

Unseeded Sharan and his Brazilian partner Demoliner pushed the top side of the world before losing 5-7 7-6(8) 6-7(8) 3-6 after three hours and 18 minutes.

Sharan was the last Indian standing in the Wimbledon championships.

Sharan was a quarter-finalist in the doubles event at Wimbledon last year.