US Open 2020: Bopanna-Shapovalov beat Escobedo-Rubin to enter second round of men's doubles

Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Denis Shapovalov will next play sixth seeds Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies.

Press Trust of India September 05, 2020 11:22:11 IST
US Open 2020: Bopanna-Shapovalov beat Escobedo-Rubin to enter second round of men's doubles

File image of Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov. AFP

Experienced Indian player Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Denis Shapovalov advanced to the second round of the US Open men’s doubles event after a straight-set win.

Bopanna and Shapovalov hardly broke a sweat to get past their American rivals Ernesto Escobedo and Noah Rubin 6-2, 6-4 in their tournament opener that lasted one hour and 22 minutes on Friday.

The Indo-Canadian pair will next play sixth seeds Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies. Bopanna is the lone surviving Indian in the tournament after the exits of Sumit Nagal and Divij Sharan.

US Open 2020 BopannaShapovalov beat EscobedoRubin to enter second round of mens doubles

File image of Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov. AFP

While Sumit Nagal bowed out in the second round after losing in straight sets to World No. 3 and second seed Dominic Thiem of Austria, Sharan and his Serbian partner Nikola Cacic were knocked out in the opening round of the men’s doubles event by eighth seeds Nikola Mektic and Wesley Koolhof.

Updated Date:

also read

Men's tennis tour payouts up $37.5 million to above $215 million in 2023
Tennis

Men's tennis tour payouts up $37.5 million to above $215 million in 2023

The ATP is also increasing its 2023 bonus pools to $21.3 million, an 85% increase from 2022.

Davis Cup: Italy defeat United States 2-1 to set-up semi-final showdown against Canada
Tennis

Davis Cup: Italy defeat United States 2-1 to set-up semi-final showdown against Canada

Victory for Italy set-up a semi-final clash on Saturday against Canada who also triumphed in the deciding doubles of their last-eight tie against Germany to win 2-1.

Davis Cup: Croatia pounce on Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz absence to beat Spain and reach semi-finals
Tennis

Davis Cup: Croatia pounce on Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz absence to beat Spain and reach semi-finals

In Thursday's remaining quarter-finals, 32-time Davis Cup champions United States face Italy while Germany take on Canada.