Paris Masters 2020: Rohan Bopanna, Oliver Marach enter men's doubles quarter-finals with hard-fought win

The unseeded Indo-Austrian pair came from behind to defeat their fancied rivals 3-6 6-4 10-8 in the round of 16 tie Wednesday night.

Press Trust of India November 05, 2020 18:13:06 IST
Paris Masters 2020: Rohan Bopanna, Oliver Marach enter men's doubles quarter-finals with hard-fought win

File image of Oliver Marach and Rohan Bopanna. Image credit: Twitter/@MaharashtraOpen

Paris: India's Rohan Bopanna and Austrian Oliver Marach stunned ninth seeds Fabrice Martin and Jean-Julien Rojer in a hard-fought second round encounter to enter the men's doubles quarter-finals of the Paris Masters tennis tournament in the French capital.

The unseeded Indo-Austrian pair came from behind to defeat their fancied rivals 3-6 6-4 10-8 in the round of 16 tie Wednesday night.

After losing the first set, the duo of Bopanna and Marach won the second to put the pressure on the French-Dutch pair.

In the tie breaker, the 40-year-old Bopanna brought all his experience into play and was helped by Marach's resolve to win the match.

The Indian-Austrian duo will face the eigth seed pairing of Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Jurgen Melzer in the quarter-finals on Friday.

Bopanna and Marach had defeated the Serbian pair of Dusan Lajovic and Nikola Cacic 7-5, 7-6 to move into the round of 16.

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