Bopanna winner in battle of Indians at Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio, August 17, 2013
First Published: 11:06 IST(17/8/2013)
Last Updated: 11:10 IST(17/8/2013)
Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin knocked out Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek to advance to the semifinals of the ATP Cincinnati Masters in Cincinnati.
The eighth seeded Indo-French team eked out a 6-3 6-7(3) 10-8 win over the fourth seeded Indo-Czech combination.
Bopanna is now seeking his second consecutive Cincinnati final when he and Roger-Vasselin face the Spanish duo of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez.
Granollers and Lopez, currently No 3 in the Emirates ATP doubles team rankings standings, defeated Poles Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski 6-4, 6-2 in the other quarter-final.