Bopanna-Mergea enter French Open second round

  • Indo Asian News Service, IANS
  • Updated: May 25, 2016 19:55 IST
A file photo of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea. (AFP Photo)

Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna got their French Open campaign off to a winning start as he won his men’s doubles match to enter the second round in Paris on Wednesday.

India’s Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea outclassed Frenchmen Stephane Robert and Alexandre Sidorenko 6-2, 6-2 in a one-sided encounter in 56 minutes.

The sixth seeded pair Bopanna-Mergea started the first set on a good note, taking a comfortable 5-2 lead over the French pair. From there on it was an easy task for the Indo-Romanian duo to clinch the first set 6-2.

The second set was a replay of the first one as Bopanna-Mergea took a 4-1 lead and then grabbed the second set 6-2.

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