Bhupathi-Kyrgios crash out of French Open

Paris: Indo-Australian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Nick Kyrgios failed to cross the opening hurdle of the men's doubles event, suffering a straight-set defeat against Lucas Pouille and Thanasi Kokkinakis in the French Open tennis tournament here on Tuesday.

Bhupathi and Nick failed to curb their errors as Lucas and Thanasi sent down six aces before notching up a 6-3 6-1 win.

Nick Kyrgios and Mahesh Bhupathi during a break in play in their Men's Doubles match against  Thanasi Kokkinakis and Lucas Pouille. Getty

Nick Kyrgios and Mahesh Bhupathi during a break in play in their Men's Doubles match against Thanasi Kokkinakis and Lucas Pouille. Getty

The French-Australian combo converted four of the seven break point chances that came their way even as Bhupathi and Nick squandered nine opportunities.

Among other Indians, Leander Paes will pair up with Canada's Daniel Nestor to take on Australia's James Duckworth and Chris Guccione tomorrow.

Ninth seeds Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea will clash with Serbian pair of Viktor Troicki and Filip Krajinovic in another men's doubles match.

In the women's doubles, top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis will face Julia Goerges of Germany and Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic tomorrow.

PTI


Updated Date: May 27, 2015 14:37 PM

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