Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski fight into Australian Open quarterfinals
Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski won the first set, went down in the second before rebounding strongly in the third set tie-breaker to beat Lukasz Kubot and Chan Yung-jan 6-4, 5-7, 10-3. Bopanna-Dabrowski will meet Sania Mirza-Ivan Dodig in the quarterstennis Updated: Jan 24, 2017 13:46 IST
Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski produced a spirited fight back to book their place in the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles event at the Australian Open here on Tuesday. The pair won 6-4, 5-7, 10-3.
After winning the first set, the Indo-Canadian unseeded pair went down in the second before rebounding strongly in the third set tie-breaker against the Polish-Taiwanese team of Lukasz Kubot and Chan Yung-jan in the second-round match that lasted one hour and 16 minutes.
Bopanna and Dabrowski will now lock horns with Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig, who beat Saisai Zheng and Alexander Peya 2-6, 6-2, 10-6 in their second round match.
On Monday, Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis sealed a quarterfinal berth in mixed doubles after clinching a comfortable 6-2, 6-3 win over the Australian duo of Matt Reid and Casey Dellacqua in a one-sided contest that lasted just 54 minutes.
First Published: Jan 24, 2017 11:53 IST