Italian Open 2020: Rohan Bopanna, Denis Shapovalov through to men's doubles quarter-finals

Bopanna and Shapovalov had defeated the pair of Argentina's Guido Pella and Chile's Cristian Garin 6-4, 6-4 to qualify for the round of 16.

Press Trust of India September 17, 2020 23:23:33 IST
Italian Open 2020: Rohan Bopanna, Denis Shapovalov through to men's doubles quarter-finals

File image of Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov. AFP

Rome: India's Rohan Bopanna and Canadian Denis Shapovalov stunned top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah of Colombia in a hard-fought second-round encounter to enter the men's doubles quarter-finals of the Italian Open tennis tournament on Thursday.

The unseeded Indo-Canadian pair defeated their fancied rivals 6-3, 3-6, 10-5 in a round of 16 tie of the ATP Masters 1000 event.

Bopanna and Shapovalov will next face French combination of Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin.

Bopanna and Shapovalov had defeated the pair of Argentina's Guido Pella and Chile's Cristian Garin 6-4, 6-4 to qualify for the round of 16.

The Indo-Canadian duo bowed out of the men's doubles quarter-finals in the recently-concluded US Open, losing 5-7, 5-7 to the pair of Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands and Horia Tecau of Romania.

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