US Open 2020: Indian challenge ends as Rohan Bopanna-Denis Shapovalov lose in quarter-finals
Despite the exit, it was Rohan Bopanna's best performance at a Slam since he made the quarterfinals at both the US Open and the French Open in 2018.
The Indian challenge came to an end at the US Open with the quarter-final loss of Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Denis Shapovalov in the men's doubles event.
Bopanna and Shapovalov lost 5-7, 5-7 to Dutch Jean-Julien Rojer and Romania's Horea Tecau in the last-eight match which lasted one hour and 26 minutes on Monday.
Bopanna and Shapovalov lost their serve once in each set and could not convert the only break chance that came their way in the second set.
It was Bopanna's best performance at a Slam since he made the quarterfinals at both the US Open and the French Open in 2018.
Divij Sharan and Sumit Nagal have already exited from the tournament following defeats in their respective events.
Puig was unseeded at the Rio Olympics, but capped a run of upsets by beating three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber in the singles final.
Rahm and second-ranked Justin Thomas could overtake Dustin Johnson for world number one with a victory if Johnson finishes worse than 18th.
The 26-year-old Spaniard remains an oddsmakers favorite this week at Torrey Pines as he chases his first major victory two weeks after being forced to withdraw from the Memorial with a six-stroke lead through 54 holes.