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Bopanna-Mergea end runners-up at ATP Apia International


Sydney: Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea had to be content with a runners-up finish at the ATP Apia International after losing the summit clash to Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray, here today.

The fourth seeded Indo-Romanian pair lost the final 3-6 6-7(6) to the unseeded Brazilian-Briton pair on hour and 29 minutes.

Bopanna and Mergea had a good chance to stretch the match to a Super Tie-breaker by racing to a 4-0 lead in the second-set tie-breaker but allowed the rivals to come back and snatch the win.

India's Rohan Bopanna (R) and Romania's Florin Mergea return to Netherland's Jean-Julien Rojer and Romania's Horia Tecau in the men's doubles final match. AFP

India's Rohan Bopanna (R) and Romania's Florin Mergea return to Netherland's Jean-Julien Rojer and Romania's Horia Tecau in the men's doubles final match. AFP

They lost their serve twice in the opening set and squandered two break chances when the Soares and Murray served.

In the second set, they saved seven break chances but could convert none of the two chances they got.

Bopanna had won the event last year with Canadian partner Daniel Nestor.

Nevertheless, Bopanna and Mergea will go into the Australian Open in good rhythm and touch.

PTI

First Published On : Jan 16, 2016 16:44 IST

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