Bopanna also moved up in the mixed doubles event with partner Jie Zheng. The seventh-seeded Indo-Chinese pair beat the Colombian-Croatian duo Robert Farah and Darija Jurak 7-6 (5), 7-5.
It was also a good day at office for Mahesh Bhupathi and partner Julian Knowle. The eighth seeded Indo-Austrian pair defeated Canadians Jesse Levine and Vasek Pospisil 6-2, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. They will now fight it out against the winner of the match between Bob and Mike Bryan and 16th seeds Treat Huey of Philippines and British Dominic Inglot.
However, it was the end of the road for Sania Mirza in the women’s doubles. Partnering Liezel Huber, the sixth seeds, they went down to Shuko Aoyama of Japan and Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 6-2, 3-6, 2-6.