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Rohan Bopanna-Pablo Cuevas storm into Monte Carlo Masters final

The Indo-Uruguayan combination of Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas clinched a 6-4, 6-3 win in an hour-long encounter at the Monte Carlo Country Club in the semifinals of Monte Carlo Masters on Saturday

tennis Updated: Apr 22, 2017 23:43 IST
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Rohan Bopanna of India and Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay celebrate a point against Romain Arneodo of Monaco and Hugo Nys of France in their semifinal doubles match of the Monte Carlo Masters at Monte-Carlo Sporting Club on Saturday.(Getty Images)

Rohan Bopanna and his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas defeated Romain Arneodo of Poland and Hugo Nys of France in straight sets to enter the men’s doubles final of the Monte-Carlo Masters tennis tournament on Saturday.

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The Indo-Uruguayan combination clinched a 6-4, 6-3 win in an hour-long encounter at the Monte Carlo Country Club.

This is the first final that Bopanna and Cuevas have entered since they teamed up earlier this year.

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Late on Friday night, they had won a tough three-set battle against Henri Kontinen of Finland and Australia’s John Peers to enter the men’s doubles semi-finals.

Bopanna and Cuevas lost the first set and were made to toil hard before clinching a 3-6, 6-3, 13-11 win in their quarter-final clash which lasted for around one hour and 12 minutes.

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Arneodo and Nys on the other hand, had defeated Jamie Murray of Britain and Brazil’s Bruno Soares 6-2, 6-7, 10-3 in the quarter-finals.

First Published: Apr 22, 2017 18:17 IST