Indian doubles specialist Rohan Bopanna and his partner Pablo Cuevas were sent packing in the opening round of the Madrid Open by Fabrice Martin and Daniel Nestor. It was the second consecutive first-round exit for Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas.
Bopanna and Cuevas lost their opening match of the elite clay court event 3-6 2-6 to Fabrice Martin and Daniel Nestor. They had also made a first round exit at the Barcelona Open, where they had lost to Henri Kontinen and John Peers.
In the 54-minute match, Bopanna and Cuevas lost their serve four times and managed to break their rivals one time. With Bopanna's tame defeat, India's challenge has ended at the Euro 6,408,230 clay tournament.
This season Bopanna has won two tournaments, Chennai Open and Monte Carlo Masters and ended runner-up at Dubai championships.