Wimbledon: Bhupathi, Tipsarevic knocked out in first round
Bhupathi-Tipsarevic lost to Jurgen Melzer of Austria and Robert Lindstedt of Sweden 3-6, 3-6, 2-6 in an hour and 15 minutes.tennis Updated: Jul 02, 2015 23:17 IST
India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic were knocked out of the Wimbledon tennis championships in a straight sets, first-round men's doubles loss on Thursday.
Bhupathi-Tipsarevic lost to Jurgen Melzer of Austria and Robert Lindstedt of Sweden 3-6, 3-6, 2-6 in an hour and 15 minutes.
The Austrian-Swedish pair got off to an aggressive start, serving two aces and winning 12 out of 14 first serve points. The pair also broke their opponents' serve twice to take the first set 6-3.
The second set saw the Melzer-Lindstedt pair showing off their skills even better than the first set as they won 15 out of 16 first serve points and broke their opponent once in four occasions.
Seven aces served in the set made it difficult for Bhupathi-Tipsarevic to come back into the game. Melzer-Lindstedt took the set 6-3.
Bhupathi-Tipsarevic never looked to make a comeback into the match as the pair failed to break their opponents or score crucial points. Melzer-Lindstedt took advantage and broke their opponents twice in two opportunities to take the third set 6-2 and the match and thus enter the second round.
Melzer-Lindstedt next face the Australian pair of Lleyton Hewitt and Thanasi Kokkinakis in the second round.
First Published: Jul 02, 2015 23:11 IST