Aegon Championships: Bopanna-Dodig beat Peers-Kontinen pair to enter semis, Paes-Shamasdin secure last four berth

22 June 2017, 01:49 PM
Rohan Bopanna - File Photo
Rohan Bopanna - File Photo

India's double specialist Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig overcame a stiff challenge from Australia's John Peers and Finland's Henri Kontinen to secure a place in the semi-finals of the Aegon Championships on Wednesday.

The Indo-Croatian duo started the quarter-final clash on a strong note clinching the opening set 7-6. However, Bopanna and Dodig went down in the second before staging a strong comeback to eventually clinch a 7-6, 4-6, 10-2 win over the Australian-Finnish duo in a nerve-racking encounter. Bopanna and Dodig will now lock horns with the winners of another last-eight clash between the French duo of Julien Benneteau-Edouard Roger-Vasselin and America's Bryan brothers.

In another men's doubles clash, India's Leander Paes and Canada's Adil Shamasdin also stormed into the last-four after registering a comfortable 7-6, 6-2 win over the Chilean- Belarusian team of Hans Podlipnik-Castillo and Andrei Vasilevski. Paes and Shamasdin will take on the Australian duo of Luke Saville and John Millman for a place in final.

First Published: Thursday, June 22, 2017 01:18 PM
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