Rohan Bopanna, Pablo Cuevas storm into Vienna Open doubles semis; Yuki Bhambri crashes out in Vietnam
Bopanna and Cuevas will now fight it out with Karen Khachanov and Lucas Pouille for a place in the final of the hard court event.
New Delhi: Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas shocked top seeds Marcelo Melo and Lukas Kubot to storm into the semi-finals of the Erste Bank Open, an ATP 500 event in Vienna.
However, India's singles challenge ended at the Vietnam Open following defeat of Yuki Bhambri.
In Vienna, the unseeded Indo-Uruguayan pair shrugged off the close first set loss to emerge 6-7 (3), 6-4, 10-8 winners over Melo and Kubot, ranked No 3 and 4 respectively in the ATP doubles list.
They will now fight it out with Karen Khachanov and Lucas Pouille for a place in the final of the hard court event.
Bopanna has won two titles this season, Chennai Open with Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Monte Carlo Masters with Cuevas.
The 37-year-old India also has three runners-up finishes this season (Canada, Eastbourne, Dubai) with three different partners.
Meanwhile, at the USD 50,000 Vietnam Open in Ho Chi Minh City, fourth seed Yuki lost 6-3 3-6 6-7(2) to eighth seed Australian John Millman to bow out of the tournament.
In the decisive third set, Yuki was down 2-4 after dropping serve in the sixth game but broke immediately.
Eventually, it boiled down to the tie-breaker in which Yuki trailed 2-4 and could not never recover.
With his defeat, India's challenge has ended in the singles. However, in the doubles, Saketh Myneni and Vijay Sundar Prashanth have reached the semifinals after edging past Alessandro Bega and Stephane Robert 7-6 (6) 1-6 10-4.
India's Payas Jain claimed his second successive under-17 boys title after defeating Tom Closset of Belgium 3-1 in the WTT Youth Contender final in Tunis.
The 18-year-old Briton became the first qualifier in history to win a Grand Slam when she defeated 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3 at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday.
Murray, who underwent right hip surgery in 2017 and again 2019, lost in five sets to third-ranked Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round in New York, where the Scot won the third of his major titles in 2012.