Australian Open: Rohan Bopanna-Timea Babos in mixed doubles quarter-finals
Rohan Bopanna and his Hungarian partner Timea Babos reached the Australian Open mixed doubles quarter-finals after registering a 6-4, 6-4 win over Vania King and Croatia’s Franko Skugor.tennis Updated: Jan 23, 2018 15:52 IST
India’s Rohan Bopanna and his partner Timea Babos entered the quarter-finals of the Australian Open mixed doubles event with a straight sets win, on Tuesday.
The fifth-seeded pairing of Bopanna and Babos beat USA’s Vania King and Croatia’s Franko Skugor 6-4 6-4 at the Melbourne Park.
The match, which lasted a little over an hour, saw Bopanna and Babos break in the third game of the opening set to take a 2-1 lead.
In the fifth game of the second set, Bopanna and Babos broke Skugor’s and made it 3-2. The Indo-Hungarian pair sent down eight aces compared to their opponents’ five.
Bopanna and Babos had dispatched the unseeded Australian pairing of Whittington and Perez 6-2 6-4 in the previous round.
They will face the unseeded pair of Juan Sebastian Cabal from Colombia and Abigail Spears from the USA in the quarterfinals.
Bopanna now remains the only Indian in title contention at the Australian Open.
Leander Paes, Purav Raja, Divij Sharan and Bopanna himself lost in the third round of the men’s doubles competition on Monday.
First Published: Jan 23, 2018 15:35 IST