Rohan Bopanna-Ivan Dodig enter semi-finals of Aegon Championships

Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian Partner Ivan Dodig defeated John Peers and Henri Kontinen in three sets to enter the semi-finals of Aegon Championships

tennis Updated: Jun 22, 2017 16:39 IST
Rohan Bopanna,Ivan Dodig,Leander Paes
Rohan Bopanna recently won the French Open mixed doubles title.(AFP)

Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig got the better of Australia’s John Peers and Finland’s Henri Kontinen to book their place in the semi-finals of the Aegon Championships.

The Indo-Croatian duo started the quarter-final clash of the Wimbledon warm-up event strongly as they led 7-6 after the first game.

However, Bopanna and Dodig went down in the second before rebounding strongly to eventually clinch a 7-6, 4-6, 10-2 win over the Australian-Finnish duo in a thrilling encounter.

Bopanna and Dodig will now lock horns with the winners of another last-eight clash between the French duo of Julien Benneteau-Edouard Roger-Vasselin and America’s Bryan brothers.

In another men’s doubles clash, India’s Leander Paes and Canada’s Adil Shamasdin also stormed into the last-four after registering a comfortable 7-6 , 6-2 win over the Chilean- Belarusian team of Hans Podlipnik-Castillo and Andrei Vasilevski.

Paes and Shamasdin will take on the Australian duo of Luke Saville and John Millman for a place in final.

First Published: Jun 22, 2017 14:57 IST