Rohan Bopanna, Florin Mergea enter Sydney International final

  • PTI, Sydney
  • Updated: Jan 15, 2016 12:39 IST
India’s Rohan Bopanna (L) and Romania's Florin Mergea beat the Brazilian-Argentine duo of Thomaz Bellucci and Leonardo Mayer to enter the Sydney final on January 15. (AFP file photo)

Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea entered the final of the Apia International with a straight sets win over Thomaz Bellucci and Leonardo Mayer in Sydney on Friday.

Seeded fourth, Bopanna and Mergea defeated their Brazilian-Argentine opponents 7-6 (8), 6-2 to progress to the summit clash of the the US$461,330 hard court tournament in the run up to the Australian Open.

Bopanna and Mergea will now face Jamie Murray of Great Britain and Brazil’s Bruno Soares in the final .

Soares and Murray had defeated the Polish pair of Lukasz Kubot and Marcin Matkowski 7-5, 2-6, 10-3 in the other semifinal.

Bopanna is defending champion at this event. He won the trophy last year with Canadian partner Daniel Nestor.

Bopanna later tweeted about the match.

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