French Open 2016: India’s Rohan Bopanna and partner Florin Mergea ousted in quarter-finals

Paris: India's tennis star Rohan Bopanna and his men's doubles partner Florin Mergea were knocked out in the quarters-finals of the French Open on Wednesday.

 Rohan Bopanna of India and Florin Mergea. Getty Images

Rohan Bopanna of India and Florin Mergea. Getty Images

Third seeded pair of Croatia's Ivan Dodig and Brazil's Marcelo Melo defeated the Indo-Romanian sixth seeded pair 6-4, 6-4 in one hour 15 minutes to progress to the semi-finals.

The match began on positive note for both sides as they won their respective games to make it 3-3. But Dodig-Melo broke their opponents' serve at a crucial juncture of the set to grab the advantage.

The third seed made the best use of the advantage to win all their serves thereafter to claim the first set 6-4.

In the second set, the Croatian and Brazilian dominated the proceedings as they broke Bopanna-Mergea yet again to seize the initiative and went on to win the set 6-4 and the match.


Published Date: Jun 01, 2016 05:41 pm | Updated Date: Jun 01, 2016 05:41 pm

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