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Wimbledon 2017: Rohan Bopanna loses, Indian challenge ends in men’s doubles

Rohan Bopanna-Edgar Roger-Vasselin lost 6-7(6), 3-6, 7-6 (5), 3-6 to Great Britain’s Ken Skupski-Neal Skupski in the second round. The match lasted two hours and 28 minutes. Leander Paes and Divij Sharan also lost in mixed doubles Round 1.

tennis Updated: Jul 08, 2017 09:13 IST
Rohan Bopanna is out of Wimbledon men’s doubles but still has a chance in mixed doubles with Gabriela Dabrowski.
Rohan Bopanna is out of Wimbledon men’s doubles but still has a chance in mixed doubles with Gabriela Dabrowski. (HT Photo)

Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edgar Roger-Vasselin lost their Wimbledon second round match on Friday, while Purav Raja-Divij Sharan went down in their tie as Indian challenge ended in Wimbledon men’s doubles category.

Bopanna-Roger-Vasselin lost 6-7(6), 3-6, 7-6 (5), 3-6 to Great Britain’s Ken Skupski-Neal Skupski in the second round. The match lasted two hours and 28 minutes.

However, Bopanna still has a chance in the mixed doubles where he is partnering Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski. The pair has been seeded 10th and got a bye in the first round. Bopanna-Dabrowski won the mixed doubles title at the French Open.

In another match lasting three hours and 30 minutes, Raja-Sharan went down 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6), 8-10 to Rajeev Ram-Raven Klaasen.

However, it was curtains to Leander Paes’ campaign in this edition of Wimbledon as he lost in the first round of mixed doubles. He and Chinese partner Yifan Xu lost 5-7, 3-6, 2-6 to Fabrice Martin-Raluca Olaru.

Later in the day, Sharan and his mixed doubles partner, China’s Yang Zhaoxuan, lost 3-6, 4-6 to the British pair of Jocelyn Rae and Ken Skupski.

In another mixed doubles match, Raja and Japan’s Eri Hozumi won the second set to level up their match 5-7, 6-4 against Renata Voráčová and James Cerretani, before play was suspended due to darkness.