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Rohan Bopanna-Edouard Roger-Vasselin march into French Open quarter-finals

Rohan Bopanna-Edouard Roger-Vasselin cruised into the French Open quarter-finals after beating the team of Marcelo Melo and Lukasz Kubot 6-4, 7-6 in Paris on Saturday.

tennis Updated: Jun 02, 2018 20:10 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Rohan Bopanna,French Open,Edouard Roger-Vasselin
Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin reached the quarterfinals at the French Open on Saturday.(Getty Images)

Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin marched into the men’s doubles quarterfinals at the French Open after beating the pair of Marcelo Melo and Lukasz Kubot 6-4, 7-6 in Paris on Saturday.

The 13th seeds were the better team from the beginning and they took one and a half hours to register an easy win over their opponents. The pair won the first set quite easily and were a break up in the second set, but the opponents fought back and were brilliant in the tie-break to clinch the encounter.

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This big win will give Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin tremendous amounts of confidence as they go deeper into the draw and they will now take on the team of Alexander Peya and Nikola Mektic in the quarter-finals.

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Bopanna is the only Indian player left in the French Open as Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan were both defeated on Friday. The men’s doubles pair of Bhambri and Sharan were defeated by Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic in the second round.

Bopanna, who was defending his mixed doubles title, and his partner Timea Babos also suffered a major setback as they were beaten by the team of John Peers and Shuai Zhang.

First Published: Jun 02, 2018 19:57 IST