Tashkent: Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan had to be content with a runners-up finish at the Tashkent Challenger event after a 4-6 2-6 defeat against the second seeded pair of Hans Podlipnik-Castillo and Andrei Vasilevski.

It was second final of the season for the left-handed Sharan on the Challenger Tour, having won the title at Bordeaux, France with Purav Raja.

Sharan has consistently made the semifinals of the ATP 250 events and had ended runner-up at the season-opening Chennai Open with Raja.

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For Yuki it was his first doubles final of the 2017 season in seven tournaments.

Yuki and Sharan earned 75 points each and split USD 5400 as team while the winners pocketed 125 ATP points each and shared USD 9300 as prize money.