French Open 2019: Rohan Bopanna-Marius Copil stun sixth seed pair of Raven Klaasen, Michael Venus to reach second round

Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Marius Copil knocked out sixth-seeded Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus with a straight-set win in the first round.

Press Trust of India May 29, 2019 00:06:45 IST
French Open 2019: Rohan Bopanna-Marius Copil stun sixth seed pair of Raven Klaasen, Michael Venus to reach second round
  • Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Marius Copil knocked out sixth-seeded Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus with a straight-set win in the first round.

  • The unseeded Bopanna and Copil sent the South African-Kiwi pair packing with a 6-3 7-6 (1) win in the first round, which lasted one hour and 18 minutes.

  • Divij Sharan and Leander Paes are other Indians featuring in the men's doubles with their respective partners.

Paris: Making a stupendous start to the French Open, India's Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Marius Copil knocked out sixth-seeded Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus with a straight-set win in the first round on Tuesday.

French Open 2019 Rohan BopannaMarius Copil stun sixth seed pair of Raven Klaasen Michael Venus to reach second round

File image of Rohan Bopanna. Getty Images

The unseeded Bopanna and Copil sent the South African-Kiwi pair packing with a 6-3 7-6 (1) win in the first round, which lasted one hour and 18 minutes.

Bopanna, who recently became father to a baby girl, and his partner saved all three break points they faced in the match and converted one of the three chances they earned.

Bopanna had reached the quarter-final here last year and is thus saving 360 points.

Divij Sharan and Leander Paes are other Indians featuring in the men's doubles with their respective partners.

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