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Rohan Bopanna-Ivan Dodig crash out of Aegon Championships

Rohan Bopanna and Ivan Dodig suffered a straight sets defeat to French duo of Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasseli at the Aegon Championships.

tennis Updated: Jun 24, 2017 08:57 IST
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Rohan Bopanna,Ivan Dodig,Julien Benneteau
Rohan Bopanna has crashed out of the Aegon Championships in men’s doubles semi-finals.(Reuters)

Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig got knocked out of the ongoing Aegon Championships after suffering a straight-sets defeat against the French duo of Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasseli in semi-finals last evening.

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The Indo-Croatian pair went down 4-6 in the first game before they came up with a much improved performance in the second one. However, it didn’t turn out to be enough as the pair lost the second game 7-5 and got knocked out of the Wimbledon warm-up event.

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Bopanna and Dodig had entered the semis after registering a thumping win over Australia’s John Peers and Finland’s Henri Kontinen in the quarter-finals.

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They defeated Peers-Kontinen 7-6, 4-6, 10-2 in a thrilling encounter on Thursday.

The French pair of Benneteau and Roger-Vasseli will now face the winner of another semi-final to be played between the pair of Marin Cilic and Marcin Matkowski and Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares in the summit clash of the tournament.

First Published: Jun 24, 2017 08:35 IST